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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Friday Night Sew In for June

Since I got back from Saskatchewan I have had no time for sewing... until this weekend.  I did sign up for and sew on Friday.  I had high hopes that I would have lots of ambition, especially as I was home alone, so would have time and attention for sewing.  But alas, I was too tired to tackle anything major.  I did finish another hexie flower.

I think I am up to 21 or 22 of the 27 I need.  I have to get back on a roll with this quilt!

What have I been doing instead of sewing?  Well after 10 days at the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference, I had a three day drive home.  Our route was a bit different than we had planned.  We left on Saturday afternoon and drove to Lloydminster where we planned to overnight, but there was "no room at the inn".  So we went on to Vegreville, Alberta, home of the world's largest Pysanka.

We checked into one hotel but it was so filthy that we promptly checked back out.  A few blocks up the road we found a lovely place to stay.  The next day we continued on to Ft. St. John, B.C.  Our hotel that night was connected to a casino.  This is irrelevant to me as I look at all the flashing lights and wonder what the attraction is, but my travel partner had fun there.  I went for a swim in the pool and a soak in the hot tub.

The next day was another Walt Disney day with many animals frolicking along the road - black bears galore, sheep with babies, grizzly bears with babies, bison with babies, moose, etc..  We stayed that night in Watson Lake, B.C. in an old air force barracks with bathrooms down the hall.  It was very clean and pleasnat though and other than getting a mosquito bite on my nose in the night, it was a great stay.  From there it was a short (5 hour) drive home the next day.  Then promptly back to work for me, and out to Fox Lake at night where my hubby was doing some work on my sister's cabin.  She was also there visiting from New Brunswick.

Last weekend was a family get together at the cabin.

I came home on Tuesday night with a list of things to do, including unpacking, but found my husband's cousin and her friend had stopped by to visit from Powell River, B.C.  So that took priority!

When I finally got home this past Friday after work it was all I could do to lie on the couch and sew one hexie!

Yesterday the bike relay race that takes place between Haines Junction and Haines, Alaska was cancelled due to snow.  But today it is sunny and beautiful and I hear they ran the race today.  Hubby is cutting our hay field and I am going to go and plant a few plants in the garden.

I hope you had a productive FNSI.  You can check out what everyone got up to on Wendy's blog.

I will be back in the near future to tell you more about Saskatchewan.  What a trip that was!



  1. Hi Janet love your hexie,well done and boy you had an amazing time away xx

  2. Hi Janet, i was thinking of you & wondering how your trip went & up pops your post. Lovely to read about your adventures & your hexie looks lovely. Hugs,xx

  3. Wow, what a trip back home, and then I read on, about family visits, out on the lake, snow somewhere , a bit North of you, hay making and hot enough to be in the garden. No wonder you were a tad tired!!!And the hexie, love those colours and pieces together, then I did Google to find out about the Pysanka, stunning. You had a wonderful and very busy time away by the sound of it.

  4. What a great post. You sure have been very busy and I loved seeing all your adventures with family and friends.
    It's a wonder you could manage to stitch for FNSI.. a beautiful hexie to add to the others.

  5. sounds like you had a busy and enjoyable trip. I confess I had to look up the word "Pysanka"...but that is a gorgeous egg!

  6. Nice hexies Janet. What a journey that was - bit nerve wracking when you can't find somewhere to stay. Looking forward to hearing what you did while away. xx

  7. Wow that is one big egg! Looks like you've been having fun even though it has been busy... you need a vacation from your vacation I think..! xx

  8. Love the colours in your hexie flower! Looks like some interesting sights on your travels!