Monday, May 31, 2010

52 Fridays Week 22/52

Back to reality. I miss the Island already. So much traffic and noise in the city.

52 Fridays Week 22/52

How I spent my May Vacation (52 Fridays Week 21)

I'm a tad behind on my 52 Fridays. I did take photos though, just haven't had the time to post them. I went to Prince Edward Island Canada with a knitting friend last week for the Canadian long weekend. We went to visit my Mom at their new Bed & Breakfast in Tignish, PE.
Shameless plug: Go visit them too! Murphy's Tourist Home and Cottages

My Dad was in the process of finalizing the sale of their house here in Ontario, and on his way to PEI. We did manage to catch him enroute the last day.

Here's my summary of the trip. Based on what I can remember and in no particular order of significance. More so based on the few photos I remembered to take. WARNING: LOTS OF PHOTOS.

I traveled from Ottawa to Halifax-Halifax to Charlottetown

I arrived.

My luggage didn't.

Do you like my outfit? I thought I may have had to wear it forever.

Poor Mr. Cow. He has no luggage either!

But my suitcase's trip to Calgary was short lived and it arrived the next morning.

I learned an interesting bit of info that may be useful at dinner parties. Charlottetown is YYG, Calgary is YYC. So if you get someone with bad eyesight, your luggage is taking it's own trip.


A random old house for upstatelisa. She loves photos of old houses.

We went to MacAusland's Woolen Mill and I bought a small piece of woolen blanket that they sell as a shawl. Super warm! and some Wool to make some of type of East coast mittens. To be determined. Christine also bought a blanket!


Giant spinning wheel! almost as tall as me!


Beautiful beach!

My friend and my Mom.

Saw Yoda at the Co-op (Grocery Store)
Yoda in Tignish, PE?

We saw some boats.

We met some nice horses across from the boats.

Hello there!

We saw the tip of the island. North Cape. And the super cool wind turbines.
Wind farm

Look how long each propeller (?) is!
Wind turbine piece

I took my 52 Fridays photo. "Hey look there's the tip of the island"

Watch out for this cliff. Even the sign is falling in!

This is the lighthouse at the North Cape.

Here's the other side of the island.
Brae Harbour, PEI

We went to a wonderful quilt shop the Quilt Gallery! (website not so fab. but over 3000 bolts of quilting fabric at the amazing shop!!). Michelle who works there told us about a talk that the Northern Lights Quilt Guild of O'Leary were putting on. The speaker was Sandra Betts. She spoke about her work and actually passed things around so we could all have a closer look. Amazing!!

My friend and I blowing away in the wind.
Christine and I

We went to the Past & Present Rug Shop in North Rustico on our drive back to the Charlottetown Airport. They sell lots of rug hooking supplies and also some wonderful Fleece Artist yarn. It's a teeny place but I managed to spend lots of money there!

The End.

Had a wonderful relaxing week.
I wish we could have stayed longer.
The weather was great. Not hot. I loved it.
I love small town living.
Can't wait to go back!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

52 Fridays Week 20/52

I climbed a mountain! We had a staff retreat and a bunch of us went for a walk to explore. There was a trail to the Summit, so off we went.

52 Fridays Week 20/52

I made it.

Talk about a wake-up call though! I thought I was going to run out of oxygen! The other wake-up call is when your co-worker takes a picture of you from behind! No chances for me to pick the angle. Eeeks.

Elliptical and gym here I come!

Friday, May 07, 2010

52 Fridays Week 19/52

If you need me I'll be in the sewing room with my friend Ms. Pfaff. I have lots of Row 10 and other sewing to do!

52 Fridays Week 19/52

Or I might be at the Common Thread Quilt Guild Show at the RA Centre in Ottawa! I have three quilts in the show.

Since most of you are unable to go to it due to geography, I'll give you a preview.

McD's Farm
my McDonald's Quilt

Minny Muu
My Minny Muu - Feb 09

Picnic Fun
Picnic Quilt Finished!

Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Shop Update - Project Bags

I've been sewing like a crazy person working on project bags for my byneedleandthread etsy shop.

The shop has now been updated with 16 lovely bags.

Project Bags

These are for toting around your knitting or crochet project or really anything you want to stash in a fun bag. They are approximately 9 by 12 inches and close with a pretty ribbon and button.

Check them out!

If you decide to buy one, let me know you saw them on my blog, and I'll throw in a little something extra.