Monday, May 26, 2014

Hello and Last Part of the Cherry Tree Quilt

Good Morning. It has been a long time since I last blogged. So much has happened, don't know where to begin really.
As some of you know, I moved from Saskatchewan to British Columbia. Which was really just a move back home. I love the Island here, so many memories and friends that I have missed so much.
The trip here was pretty much un-exciting but there were a few tense moments for sure. I managed to totally bypass going through Calgary and not really sure how. I took a wrong turn and kept going and it dropped me back out on Number 1 on the other side of Calgary so that was cool. I get a bit nervous driving through big cities that I am unfamiliar with.
When we arrived in Rogers Pass it was to postings of Avalanche area do not stop keep driving. I had no problem with that cause you could see where a least 6 of them had come down previously and been cleaned up. So down went the accelerator and off we go - really quickly. I did not like the looks of the beautiful snow hanging out that far on its own on the mountain tops. I know, I am a bit of a chicken but I just have too many quilts, needlepoints, crochet and cross stitching that I want to do yet. LOL

Just before I left Sask I was going a bit crazy. So many things to do in such a short time. I had to get all my things packed and fit into my truck, I got rid of so much stuff but I had only been in Sask for 7 years and so it was not as bad as if I had been there a lifetime. I sold some stuff, had a garage sale and provided family with some stuff that I felt I did not need anymore. Also, the small space I had to fit everything into made it easier to scale down the unnecessary stuff. I was also working on finishing up the spring Mug Rug swap and getting it ready to send to Zoe in Africa. I had left out my sewing machine till the last minute and then disaster struck. The day I was ready to head out, I wanted to wash the mug rugs before I sent them to make sure they were color fast and guess what??? They bled. I was so stressed about it, I threw them into the truck and thought I would deal with them later on. So they took the journey with me with red bleed marks, and me stressing about whether I was gonna have to re-make them or could I get the bleed out. Luckily, the bleed came out and it really was not such a dilemma as I felt it was before I left. Guess arriving safely here made it seem not quite so bad in hind sight.

I am starting a new job this week. One that I have been preparing for since before I left Sask. It is working from home. So I start my training for that tomorrow. One more stressful incident out of the way. YAY.
So, I have had about 2 weeks to get my stuff set up and my apartment into some kind of order with my sewing machine set up and a place to set up all my fabric and such. So now I am all good and ready for just about anything. Touch wood. LOL.

I have been running into a lot of people that I have not seen in years and it is very funny because they all say to me " You decided to come home finally" I love the sound of that.....
Yes, I am home.

My view from where I am at is incredible.
Here are a few photos. The first is the view from the balcony, the 2nd is my son and grand daughter whom I finally have gotten some time to spend with them. The third is the beach and the fourth is my poor kitty in the front of my car when I was driving. He is all shaved as you can see and since this is his third trip in the car for at least 3 days, he is quite calm and taking it all in stride.


      

They are building a small stop for burgers across the road. I think I will be trying that out :-) There are a group of seals that come in on high tide and they are alot of fun to watch them playing. I also set up a humming bird feeder out on porch and they are just starting to come to it now. I will post pics when I get some of them.

Here are my mug rugs from Zoe, she did a beautiful job on them. WOW And a beautiful silk scarf with giraffes on. Plus a bracelet of beads, too cute.



And last but not least I am attaching the last file for the cherry tree quilt if you have been doing that one. The link for it is here.

Have a great rest of the day everyone.