This is going to be one of my longest posts this year! Make a tea & settle in as I take you through one busy week of my travels on trains, planes & automobiles. lol But before all that I was enjoying the spring like weather in London ONT. I took wee Boris for a walk & investigated what all the noise was about in our neighbourhood. Demolition of the old Victoria Hospital has begun!
High rises will grace the city's outline soon after the 'out with the old...in with the new!
This neighbourhood sure has changed since my summer arrival in 1980.
Bev's Birthday! Surprise!!
Happy birthday Bev, many more!
Trains...I took the train to see Bill in Brampton, the day before my Calgary flight in Toronto.
Again he had flowers for me! I told him I leave the next day but he told me that maybe I would visit him more if he had flowers for me. More than handsome & handy, he's so thoughtful too!
I put the love embrace figurine in front of it. A very surprising thoughtful gift from Mike, Carrie, & Catherine for our 25th anniversary a few years back. What a wonderful world we live in with all the love & thoughtfulness we receive!
As my dad use to say 'Tickles the cockles of my heart'.
Planes....I'm off to the Pearson Airport to my flight to Calgary.
During the flight, whilst Jack Ryan, I was enjoying a Mento candy & OMG there was something very hard, very wrong with the candy. I took it out of my mouth to investigate & yes my worst nightmare was happening!! It was a large filling the size of a pea, with a piece of white tooth attached! My tongue verified the horror I was feeling. What was I to do?!! I looked at the pea sized piece, placed it in my glass case & thought about it. I was not in pain so this was a good thing but my plans for the trip were going to have to change. The flight was late due to hard winds but it was good to be back on the ground with this dilemma. All I could think about was that two days ago I had my teeth cleaned & I jokingly ask the hygienist to not loosen anything!
It was good to see my son Mitchell, & I love the Calgary Airport! What a delight to travel through. Here are some of the interesting things I saw.
Mitch was early for my flight...my flight was late & he had waited in that airport long enough.
We went to the Elnora Saloon for dinner & Mitch was greeted by his friends. We all had a wonderful steak dinner & I was delighted that my tooth was not going to ruin my trip. I called the dentist as soon as they opened back home & was told to not worry since there was no pain but get help there if there was. Life is good!
This is Paige & Buddy, Paige was a rescue dog, how cute are they?!
This is my bedroom for the week! How at home am I going to be?!!!
The nook has a wingback chair a great lighting to work on my sewing project of the Vintage Tin.
Mitch helped clear the table, with full canine attention. lol
This is a cross stitch that Coral had made for her kitchen, very appropriate indeed. :-)
Then the next day Coral took me to Three Hills, a town south of Elnora to a Chorus from the Pine Lake Singers & A Quilt Show, followed by sandwiches & dessert. This would be the first quilt show for the Boomtown Trail Quilt Guild, they are now one year old, with a membership of 18 strong & always looking for more to join...they even asked me!
Some of the members of the guild.
Now on to the quilt show! Here's a viewing of what I saw...
Maybe this is the quilt to rejoice his longevity, anyway no hurry to make it but I do love it & voted for it for viewer's choice!
Thank you again for the afternoon Coral! Sew much fun!!
Another road trip, this time with Deb, she's the owner of a fundraising company called Mixing Spoon in Elnora Alberta. She had some deliveries to make & asked me if I cared to join her.
She's also a knitter & a member of a group of knitters called The Twisted Sisters. She had been out to a meeting the night before our road trip & asked the owner of Custom Wool Mill if she could tour me.
So now I'm going to share that our with you. It sure was another awe moment for me!
Here's the shop, the door is open...let's go in!
Now Fen takes Deb & I upstairs for a view of the rest of the mill.
Got the mill bug yet? If not wait till you see this process of making socks!!
This was my purchase, a double pocketed vest for the cottage & oh so Canadian with the maple leafs felted on the front...
I learned a lot more about the making of wool... yes Bill, I still want to have sheep , for the wool, not for eating. lol
An evening with Deb, her husband Frank, & daughter Lena. Bill, Mitch, Diesel, & I were invited to supper on their farm.
He's such an outdoors dog.
Now for another adventure day with Coral. She took me to The Beaver Creek Mercantile, a quilt shop downstairs & a antique shop upstairs...oh the fun we had that afternoon!
Well you had quite the read on this blog & I want to thank you for stopping by. I'll be posting more about this trip. Did you know that Three Hills, Alberta, has an IDA Pharmacy that has fabric in it? I didn't either, stay posted, I'll be blogging about that next!
Have a great day & smile at someone, it's infectious...just do it & watch & see! :-)