I forgot to take my camera down to the water when my girlfriend Doris & I went down to see the other side.I'll be sure to show the 'Other Side' next blog.
Now The Finds!
There's a church, in Kouchilbouguac(I still cannot pronounce that name) that has been changed into a craft selling store of new & used crafty things. I went to see it last Thursday before my rug hooking day & I found two vintage canvas's to hook.
But Wait! There was more...
You cannot see this clearly but it's the Canadian Centennial Rug 1867-1967 & it's a good size!
The corners have maple leaves & the borders have all the territories & provinces flowers around it.
Inside is circles of what made Canada during that time. It's a step back in time for me as I remember that year 1967 as "The Centennial Train" was parked in walking distance to our home & it was FREE to enter. A real treat for a 10 year old child with no money!
See the quilts blowing in the wind, well I've a story for you...
Last Thursday I hung out my blue & white Ralph Lauren comforter that I've had & treasured for years. It was in the spare room in a large plastic bag & before that in the 53 foot trailer so it had some funky smells to it.
I love my new line & put 8 clothes pins to secure it as it aired beautifully in the waterfront breeze.
I had a UCW meeting & got home around 9:30pm & thought I'd just leave that comforter out for the 'night air' now & enjoy the fresh smell come morning.
Well the wind howled through the house that night & the windows shook! Oh my as I awoke I remembered my comforted pegged to the line! I looked out the bedroom window - it was gone!
The clock chimed 2am, it could not have gotten far, so I put my shoes on & my windbreaker & went outside. Luckily I've a 'Dusk to Dawn' light on the property but looking around the blue & white quilt was no where to found. Looking all around I glanced into the woods to see something lighter in colour, could it be? I approached it hoping nothing was around & yes! it was my treasured Ralph Lauren blue & white comforter. I grabbed the corner of it & ran, yes I ran back into the house. Relieved to find it & my heart beating from having to go outside in the middle of the night in a wind storm, glad too that all the neighbours were sound asleep & not witnessing my 'learning curve' of windy nights!
So you see when I look at that wallpaper border plaque, my eyes see & feel something else & I giggle to myself.
I'm learning that the winds next to large bodies of water are quiet different then living inland & I will not do that again!
Yes Julia, it is getting better for me & quiet the feeling of accomplishment when I'm all done & look at how beautiful & green it all is. My neighbour said "you've got your work cut out for you this summer" I just smiled & said "I'm a make work program" ;-)