Sunday, 20 May 2007

Calling all Canadians....

Well in 6 days time we're off to Canada. DH is happy to be going home :) We're going to be in Ontario and will be in Hamilton/Toronto/Fairy lake in Huntsville. Does anyone know of any good LNS's in those areas? It's so cheap for us Brits to buy over there so it's the perfect opportunity for some stash shopping!! Any help would be much appreciated, if you could leave me a comment or email me that'd be great cherylthomas3000 at yahoo dot com.

In stitching news i have started a new project which is a PIF gift. I love starting new pieces. I seen a blog once called "confessions of a serial starter" and i thought that would be perfect for me! I love starting new things. I really really want to buy (and start) Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings but i will wait until we go to Canada to see if i can buy it over there. I have also signed up to the Fair and Square exchange which im excited about and if you're interested, the rules are here

Here's some West of Scotland Weekend photos for you to enjoy. This is looking across to the Isle of Arran
and we were out for dinner tonight with my family and this was the view out of the restaurant window

18 comments:

Concetta said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day, it was so nice to hear from you! :) Those are beautiful photos. It's been years since I've been to Arran (a friend I went to high school with came from there, so I visited fairly often 15 odd years ago... now I feel old!)

Have a wonderful time in Canada... lucky you!

Dawn said...

Beautiful pictures!! Have a safe and wonderful trip:)

Itching To Stitch said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Sounds like Canada is going to be a great time.

tkdchick said...

Enjoy your trip!!!!! I think there's an LNS in Hamilton Golden soemthing or other and there's one in Acton, Ont (between To and Hamilton) called the Needle Gnome

Barbara said...

Beautiful pics. Yeah the joys of starting a new project :D My sis doesn't know that yet ;)

Have a nice holiday! And see you soon at Fair and Square!

Lauren said...

Enjoy the trip! The only LNS's I know up there are across the lake from Toronto in New York :) It's a beautiful area though, so I hope you have a great time!

lena-lou said...

Have a great time in Canada, My DH's Aunt and family live in that same area of Canada! Not sure if there is a LNS as my MIL had trouble finding one to get me some things last time she was there but maybe they didn't know where to look!
Hope you are enjoying your new start, good fun isn't it :)

Have a nice week Cheryl and by the way love your pictures.

Annemarie said...

Luuurve the pictures, Cheryl!
It's so nice to see you at Fair and Square, I'm sure we'll all have a wonderful time.
I, too, suffer from startitis. The Village of Hawk Run Hollow was started by me last year. Haven't made much progress, but starting a new block always feels like a completely new start, so this should be the perfect piece for you!

Diana said...

Have a great trip, Cheryl! We leave for Canada on June 30th - long after you've returned, I think...

I hope you have a safe and comfortable flight.

Jenny said...

Those are some great photos! Hope you have fun in your travels to Canada. :)

sugardoll said...

I bet you are excited for the Canada trip! Yay!

I know for one Mindy of Sugar Maple Fabrics is based in canada, I think, Ontario. I am not sure if she has a shop though, i think she works from home, but doesn't hurt to drop her an email and ask. =)

Have a safe trip!

All of Us! said...

My blog is updated!! With photos. I hope you have a great time in Canada. While we are on hiatus I'll work on CDC.

Heather said...

Hi! You'll be right in my home region! Unfortunately, I don't know of any actual LNS's in the area other than those mentioned by TKDChick. I can confirm, however, that Mindy of Sugar Maple Fabrics doesn't have a shop. I was really disappointed by that! :) She might know of any others that have opened in the area though. I haven't actually lived there since 1995, but my family is all there. At any rate, for just floss (bring your lists) you can check WalMart or even a Michaels. It will be *significantly* cheaper than at home for you!
Most importantly, enjoy your trip!

Leeny said...

WOW! gorgeous scenery! look how GREEEEEEN everything is! melbourne is going through a very bad drought at the moment, everything is parched, brown and dry -- including my garden! *sob* have fun in canada and go crazy with the stash shopping! :)

Sandy said...

Love the pictures. I'd love to visit Canada one day. Enjoy your trip.

Stitchingnow said...

Thanks for the comment left on my blog. Hope you all have a lovely trip. Love the photos.

Wendy said...

Hi Cheryl ~ Gorgeous pictures! You're visiting my area! If you want to visit cross stitch shops, then you must visit Golden Threads in Hamilton, a lovely store, and Gitta's on Lakeshore in the Port Credit/Mississauga area, near Lake Ontario. Its my favourite LNS, loaded with tons of patterns, tons of models to look at and wonderful fabrics too. I hope you have a fantastic trip!

Carol said...

I hope you have a fantastic trip Cheryl!!