Thursday, 25 September 2014

Crazy Busy Life

What a crazy life I lead. There are never enough hours in a day or days in a week. Poor Muriel must think she lives in a whirlwind.

In late August, Beatrice and I took Muriel and off we went quilt shop hopping. We spend the day in the Kingston area. We visited with our sweet friend, Rebecca and went for lunch at a great deli. Rebecca and Muriel get acquainted.

We visited three lovely quilt shops. All of the owners were delighted to meet Muriel and happy to have her photographed in their shops while we browsed the fabrics and bought more stash.

Stitch By Stitch

Quilt Thyme

Wilton Creek Fabrics

Shortly after, my youngest son and his family came for a visit to Trenton. Our DIL and grandkids had never seen the view of our city from the top of Mount Pelion. We took the morning and did the tour. Of course, Muriel had to come along. I wanted to introduce her to our beautiful waterfront city.

This cannon has been there since the 1800's. When I was a junior in high school, I belonged to the History Club and one of our projects was to scrape and refresh the paint on this cannon. I wonder how many coats of paint have been added since then.

Muriel on the Cannon

Playing with Mom

Playing with Dad

Overlook with the kids and grandkids

View of the Trent River to the north

View of the Bay of Quinte to the south.

View of the streets from the Mount.

View of the paper mill and the Trent River.

Muriel on the post with the Bay of Quinte in the background. The bay leads to Lake Ontario.

Muriel on the commemorative sign

Family in front of the sign

Our next stop was the Bleasdell Boulder. There is not another rock any where near this size for 26 miles but this monster is in the bush all by itself. It had apparently been rolled there by a glacier.

Muriel on the boulder

Grandkids acting like cave men at the boulder

3 generations strolling down the path.

Oh and stitching. Yes I did a bit of stitching.

Here is my finished Ursula Michael "Let's Visit Canada" on 32 count white lugana with DMC 321.

I LOVE it.

I am not sure if I will frame it or quilt it.


Rebecca Brown said...

It was awesome having you three join me for lunch! Love the post, playing tourist in the region is so fun, there is so much to see and do!

cucki said...

ooo so much fun and lots of sweet pictures..i love them all.
pretty stitching too
hugs x

Lulu said...

Looks like Muriel had fun! Congrats on your beautiful maple leaf stitching finish :)

C in DC said...

I'm glad to see Muriel and you having some fun.

Brigitte said...

Whenever I am in the USA I do some quilt shop hopping, too. Because here I can't because of a tremendous lack of these shops. BUt what I buy in the US always helps me to forget this lack od stores, lol.
Nice Canada heart stitching. And great family pictures.

Kaisievic said...

It looks like Muriel (and you) are having lots of fun.

Judy S. said...

Sounds like you've been busy having Fun!

Meari said...

I enjoyed seeing your photos. What beautiful weather!

Franny said...

When I was a kid, we used to skateboard down Mt. Pelion hill and later teenagers used to go to the bootleggers and drink up there.