Elizabeth came to the cottage at 8:20am! I was so surprised because she runs on her own time, mostly, always late! That morning she was 10 minutes early!!
Then we loaded my car & were off to meet Bev & Christel on highway 11, they too were not late but early! With the Centennial Bridge in Miramichi down to one lane this summer, that can hold you up for over 30 minutes depending on the traffic flow.
All loaded up we headed towards Amherst for our 4 o'clock lecture of colour with Kaffe Fassett.
With loads of time we had planned on making it a day & what a day we had!
Our first stop was to see Quilts By Lucie-Anne in Kouchibouguac. I never thought to get my camera out but I will before the summer is through & I'll take you inside this converted church & show you Lucie-Anne, a woman very passionate about her place & her consigning & creating of handmade goods.
I purchased burlap rug patterns, one a rug & one to be made into a pillow. It's the same pattern of the New Brunswick flower, the violet.
Since my bedroom is done in violets & blue, that will be where I'll use them!
Then we were on the road again. Elizabeth spoke of the events going on in Richiboucto & it was on our way & we had plenty of time to do whatever we wanted to, no hurry today!
There was a sidewalk sale & music playing out of the tree over head. What an wonderful time we had there.
We were off again, this time I asked if Christel would drive as I wasn't so sure on were we were going & she was! We made it to Amherst in very good time, now it was noon & we were all hungry!
Christel still at the helm asked for the directions to where we to be. With that in hand we were off again!
To Deanne Fitzpatrick's new studio on 33 Church Street, Amherst NS.
And what a beautiful studio she has! It's L shaped from entering on one street to exiting on another!..
So off we went to find Dayles Depsrtment Store. On the way the street was blocked off for a vintage car show & filling the air was live music was playing old tunes! What an wonderful feeling walking upon this! And the cars.....yes Mustangs!
Then voila! we were at Dayles Department Store. Oh the history & architecture within this store reminded me so much of Kingsmill back in London ON...without the elevator!!
As we walked back I noticed another Mustang, what a beauty it was!
Then a real treat for quilters...The owner opened her shop after the lecture!
With Christel driving at the helm again, we were on our way home when a very large deer jumped across the highway 11!! She said 'Holy Shit!!' & braked hard, I was in the front with her & said ' A deer, I saw a deer!' well she missed it by seconds & when she explained to this city girl that it was a 400 pound deer leaping across the front of us & would've come through the windshield! I was scared but the vision of the beauty is instilled in my memory. I saw a deer! Bev & Elizabeth both told me to not even think of seeing a moose!! lol