Well I totally forgot to blog about Mike's gift! He retired back in the spring of 2014 with only two weeks notice so there was no way I could manage that with the Quilt Show and other projects already on my plate. LOL!
Anyways he did tell me he'd like a cycling scene as that is what he does - cycles around Manitoba but mostly across the city etc. So naturally I panicked as I'm not a peoples scene quilter but then his wife told me there's a picture in his office of him and the group he cycles with. WELL be darned, it was perfect! So I kept enlarging it until it was the size I wanted and using lightweight fusible and made a black silhouette of Mike on his bike! Then I searched my stash and came up with various fabrics for hopefully a Manitoba scene. Here's the result.
When I finally gave it to him in November of 2014 the first thing he said is "Hey that's me!!!" Best compliment I could ever get on something like this! Thanks Mike!