Tuesday, 29 May 2007

In Canada

This is day 3 of our holiday and i've found the local LNS already thanks to Wendy and Dani! Thank-you ladies! What a novelty - there are no shops like this anywhere near where we live. I just loved it. All those charts in one place. Great! It was called Golden Threads Imports Inc and was actually within walking distance of the house we're staying at. We've stayed here loads of times and never known this shop was there, even my SIL hadn't heard of it. So i've bought stash already and maybe i'll go back again another day! I managed to get
Mirabilia - "The Feather Fairy" (something of my wish list) and i also picked up
Lizzie kate - Friendship II
Elizabeth's Designs - Special Stitcher
I was disapointed there was no Carriage House Samplings as i have a longing to buy Village of Hawk Run Hollow. There were only 2 LHN charts in the shop as well which was also disappointing but i have spent enough for now anyway! I went to Michaels and picked up a load of DMC so cheaply. The price difference is unbelieveable! I paid the same in cents that i pay in pence in the UK! Bargain!

We made it over here okay after a loonnng journey. Our flight appeared to be on time but then we sat on the plane for 2 hours before take off!!! There was some problem with the computer systems at air traffic control and no flights were able to fly over the Atlantic for a period of time. This meant that they had to change flight plan and we ended up going over the Shetland isles and then over Greenland etc and right over the far north of Canada. It was cool! We could see icebergs in the water all the way and loads of snow. The views were amazing. It meant the flight was a bit longer (8 hours) so we ended up on the plane for 10 hours which was very boring. They only showed one movie as well.

So we are having a good time so far seeing all our friends and family again and getting to know our 3 month old nephew! The weather's great too which is always a bonus. Im off to sit in the garden now, i love holidays :)

16 comments:

Dawn said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time:) Enjoy your getting to know your nephew.

Vonna said...

Sounds like your having a restful holiday so far! Kudos on the stash haul :)

DaisyGirl said...

So glad you are having a wonderful holiday! Have fun!
Donna

The needle & I said...

keep on enjoying your holiday. Sounds like you are having fun. I am glad you found that stitchy shop.

Itching To Stitch said...

Glad you arrived safely. It's always important to find an LNS first, and you found one within walking distance, I'd be there every day ;)

Lauren said...

It sounds like you're having a wonderful time! I'm glad you have your priorites straight - LNS, then go visit your hubby's family, lol :)

Jenn said...

Glad to hear you arrived safely. That's cool that you found a stitching shop so close to you.

Heidi said...

Wow sounds like a nice vacation. Nice stash too!

Paula said...

Sounds like you are having a great time...enjoy your nephew too.
WOW how brilliant you found a needlecraft shop, you just know you WILL go back again before you go home...lol Stock up on as much as you can, especially the DMC's.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday....

Karen said...

A LNS within walking disttance wow you lucky thing, enjoy your holiday

tkdchick said...

Glad you arrived safely and found the LNS!!!!

stitcherw said...

Glad that you're having such a good time, your stash sounds wonderful.
Sue

mercy said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying yourself :-)
Congrats on the stash!!

Jamie said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time! Pick up some more stash and enjoy the rest of your time on this side of the pond!

Cynthia said...

Good for you that you found an LNS and treated yourself. Sorry you didn't find Village of Hawk Run Hollow. I'm working on it and it's a wonderful design.

Leeny said...

Hey Cheryl, sounds like you're having a great time! I know the feeling from visiting a proper needlework store for the first time, it's AWESOME! Great stash haul you got there, I hope you fit in more stash shopping before you head home, hee hee...

eileen :)