Tuesday, May 25, 2010


It was a busy weekend that involved four islands. First we headed over to Maple Bay on Vancouver Island (Island #1, count 'em) for a photo shoot on wooden boats. Then over to Saltspring Island (Island #2) to check out the Saturday morning market ---ooh, the cheeses! We also stopped by Stitches a great store for fibre artists.  
The store is crammed with inspiration. Want proof? Check out this picture of felted fabric and their web page and their blog which contains information on techniques, newsletters, etc.

Then it was off to Shawnigan Lake to stay with my sister and her husband on their tiny little island (no name island, Island #3). They live off the grid but that doesn't mean they have to put up with second best.
Heck, they live a better life than most: tranquility, a view that restores the soul, the sounds of many birds, and a lifestyle that includes books, music, time to think, and a loom to weave by.

And to finish the weekend, on our island (Island #4), we went over to some neighbours whose deck faces the Nanaimo harbour and downtown to watch the Victoria day fireworks.
Three days. Four islands.
PS My travelling scotch tube spindle kit was put to use. Another 60 meters of 2 ply yarn.

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