Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Guilt Free Day…

I had a wonderful day yesterday..I spent about an hour poking around the thrift shops in a little town called Sidney- while waiting for my daughter’s ferry to dock…Sidney is a gorgeous little town right on the ocean about 10 minutes from the ferry terminal…full of wonderful unique shops…oh…and lots of thrift shops!! I found some wool scores…

2 metres of this black and white herringbone (perfect for dyeing!!) and 1 metre of the red check (perfect for Christmas)….


And two jackets…also perfect for the dye pot!!




So with my loot stowed away I managed to make it to the Ferry Terminal in time to watch the Ferry pull into the harbour…what a gorgeous sight!!  I love living on this island…it truly is paradise!!P1070796-1   I put my camera away and forgot to take pictures of the rest of the day!!  Geeze!!  But I can tell you this, Maggie and I had a wonderful day…shopping, lunch, shopping..iced coffees while we walked the harbour and then at the end of the day I dropped her off at a friend’s.  Her friend Dana is celebrating her 28th birthday and there was a party planned… So all in all the PERFECT day!!  Did I mention that the sun was shining and it was lovely and warm?  Maggie had a new haircut and looked gorgeous and sophisticated and SO grown up…how did that happen??

So today in the midst of writing this my youngest daughter phoned and we had a long, lovely chat….I am so thankful for telephones and emails!!  Without them, how could mothers stand to have their chicks leave the nest…? Sigh….I miss my little chicks…

So I have decided that I am going to spend the day guilt free doing what I WANT to do…(no thought to those weeds in the garden…they will after all, be there tomorrow!!)…like…finishing this off… P1070799 Sorry about the light…it’s just so darn sunny… :o)

AND I think I will get the dye pot out…and see what magic I can create….

Hope you blogging Mothers out there have a wonderful day spent with those you love most…be it two legged or four!! 


Have a SPECTACULAR Sunday and Happy Quilting!!


  1. I love that! I think that should be my new motto "a day without guilt!" Oh the sun, how wonderful! We have lots today but it is quite chilly and windy. Hope you are having a wonderful day!

  2. Thank you for responding to me about the wool dying! I am inspired - I plan on hunting for wool so I can try dying myself and can't wait to see what you do with your finds!

  3. The wools are wonderful. I love finding nice herringbone jackets like that. They full so nicely and look beautiful dyed. I am doing the same thing, just working on some simple quilting and relaxing.


  4. Happy Mother's Day to you as well.
    Glad you and your chicks were able to connect. Love the 'sunny' photo. Quilt on!

  5. Ohhhh...all that beautiful wool! I am jealous!!! Glad you had such a great day with your "chicks"! Makes your mother's that more special. Enjoy the rest of this gorgeous, sunny Mother's day!

  6. What a wonderful day...and some great wool too! Happy Mothers Day!

  7. I have see so many beautiful things on jour blog

  8. glad you had a guilt free day....enjoy today..

  9. Sounds like a guilt free and perfect day. I had a lovely day surrounded by family who made my mother and I a lovely lunch. Just perfect! Enjoy your wool adventures, look forward to seeing the results!

  10. Happy Mother's Day, Paulette!

  11. A perfect day, lunch, caching up with your girl...oh and some sewing..Life is good!
    Julia ♥

  12. Your day sounds wonderful, and look how productive it was - great finds there! I don't know how mums stood it before telephones, I really don't. Especially if their chicks went off into the unknown. I hope you enjoyed your day thoroughly!

  13. Glad you had a good day. I'm looking forward to seeing what you transform your "finds" into.

  14. Sounds like you had a perfectly wonderful day! Great wool finds! ;-)

  15. Naomi in the prairiesMay 10, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Hi Paulette, I am new to reading your blog, but inspired already!! I love what you have done with your wool treasures. I have a question you felt your wool before or after you dye it? Or maybe you don't felt it at all?? Thanks for the inspiration!