I am very proud of where I grew up, where my ancestors, on both sides of my family, settled and have lived for many generations. I am going to tell about just one of many aspects of this place, this Prospect, Nova Scotia, CANADA
We call it "THE STAGE" aka, Grandad's Stage, Jack's Stage etc.... It has been photographed so many times over the years, painted by artists. A.Y. Jackson spent time painting in Prospect, Stanley Royle too. W.R. MacAskill took photos in the Village as well.
|Photo with permission by Ashley Coombs Photography|
The "For Ale" sign is completely gone now. The new owners removed it. Too bad. Looks like they are trying to fix it up though.
So, getting to the quilty connection, As I was visiting a quilt show in Pictou, NS this past spring, I walked past a vendor's table full of fabulous quilt patterns. The vendor was well-known Nova Scotia quilt artist Karen Henry. I was introduced to Karen by a friend. We spoke for a bit and as I turned to walk away, out of the corner of my eye, I saw "For Ale". Whoa, back up...there was a pattern of "The Stage"!
Of course I bought the pattern complete with the fabrics to recreate Karen's design. How cool is that!
Can't wait to get working on it.
I found The Stage in a lovely hooked rug here
|Taken while used by lobster fishermen|
|This photo is taken from the yard of the house I grew up in. As kids, we would all swim across to "The Stage" and back again.|
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