There was a little bit of stash enhancement yesterday during our stop in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada!
It was a crazy last minute idea.
But sometimes those turn out to be the best ones!
Mom, Aunt Gail and Aunt Joy had purchased an excursion called “Taste of Victoria” including a panoramic tour of the city, a stop at Buchart Gardens, and lunch at the Gardens and some other goodies.
Irene and I were unable to sign up because there was a waiting list.
And then we didn’t get called at all because the waiting list was too long.
In the end, it worked out great because I took Kathy and Dale up on their offer of driving us to Buchart themselves!
Those of you who were reading me during my last Alaskan Cruise might remember the time they gave us a ride in their 1954 Caddie Limo! Read that post HERE.
While we didn’t have a limo this time, we did have a guided tour through parts of Victoria I hadn’t seen before, including a quilt shop!
Cloth Castle Quilt Shop!
I’m saving the Buchart Gardens and other photos for when I get home to edit them. MUCHO photos. This needs fast speed home wifi to handle them and do them justice.
I wrote this post ahead last night because this morning we are docking back in Seattle and hurrying to the airport to catch flights in all of our separate directions.
Yes, I remembered to keep my jeans in my cabin when I put the suitcases outside of my door for pickup. I will NOT have to wear a sheet like a toga! [This nearly happened last cruise, remember?]
I want to thank these ladies for making my visit so special:
Thanks for the welcome everyone!
Mom heads home to Boise. Joy and Gail head to Minneapolis. Irene is headed to Whidbey Island to visit her own Mamacita for a few days before going on home to Louisville, Kentucky.
And this girl is going home to Greensboro. For just a few days. It’s going to be a quick turn around. I leave the 19th for Montana.
Since this post is a bit short-sheeted I thought you might want to head over to the C&T blog where my July post is up!
You just might learn something! If so, please leave a comment over there on that post letting the folks at C&T know that you read the article and what you thought about it.
And if there is something you would like me to discuss in a future C&T post, please leave that info in the comments section on that post as well! Your question just might be featured in a future post.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage quilt found in North Carolina.
This is something I’m working on. Trying not to focus on stress and let it take charge of how I feel. There are a couple of curve balls I am dealing with, and I am determined to turn them into something positive!
Happily tired. Ready to go home. Missing everyone already.
Can’t wait to see Sadie and hug my family.
Catch you from home, everyone!