Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Friday, September 16, 2011
I'm Back and Ready to Go!
I am back from my vacation and all I can say is "there is no place like home". We had such a great time and did so many things. We packed in as much fun as we possibly could - we drove at least 2600 km all over Nova Scotia but I think it really may have been closer to 3000 km.
We drove the Cabot Trail - Cape Breton Island (unbelievable views - the trail follows the outer perimeter of the island) and the Fortress of Louisbourg (I must go back and stay longer at this fabulous historic site. We only visited for a half day but really it needs at least a one day visit.). We went to Digby for scallops, Annapolis Royal, Port Royal, Sheet Harbour (for geneology regarding my Shiers ancestors), Peggy's Cove and the Halifax area. We also went whale watching but all we saw was fog - disappointing! We met up with my mother's brother and sister and a cousin that looks quite a bit like me. If I've got the generations correct my cousin Debbie and I share the same great-grandmother (my grandfather and her grandmother were siblings) and we look like we could be sisters. I feel like I must go back again for another visit because we really did not have time to explore downtown Halifax as much as I would have liked to. Our week of vacation just flew by so quickly. There are other locations that we did not get to but that are very important to my family history...next time!
Fun & Games Partial Blocks
On our way home from the airport we picked up my puppy from my sister Cheryl and we also stopped to get my sewing machine. I had taken it in for some TLC while I was gone. I was way too tired to sew anything on Wednesday evening but yesterday I did work on the Fun & Games quilt. I needed to make 9 whole blocks and I got them all done. I also started working on the partial blocks and I have several made - I just have to trim them to size.
Today is Friday Night Sew In and I will definitely be participating! I plan on working on more of the partial blocks and who knows I just may get them all done. Why not join in the fun and sign up to commit to spending an evening at your own personal "quilting retreat". You will be working along with many other quilters!