I’m happy to be back in the blog-o-sphere again, and am so thankful that Needle ‘n Thread wasn’t “empty” for the last couple weeks! Thanks to all the generous guest writers who shared a glimpse of their needlework worlds!
Here’s a little glimpse of my vacation:
That’s the view from our accommodations on Prince Edward Island. We had a terrific time the whole trip, but I have to say, there’s something about the Canadian Maritimes that gets in your blood. I’ve got to go back!
For our Canadian leg of the trip, in addition to Prince Edward Island, we ended up going to Niagara Falls (the Canadian side), Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, and Halifax. Halifax was a last-minute decision, and we didn’t really know if we would even follow through with the drive there, but we were so glad we did! It’s a beautiful and intriguing city, especially if you like history and the sea. The weather when we were in the Maritimes was perfectly gorgeous and suited to the setting. In Halifax, for example, a misty front rolled in while we were visiting the Citadel.
On Prince Edward Island, we enjoyed warm, sunny days and cool nights.
We also spent some time on the East Coast of the US, visiting family in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The Northeast is really gorgeous, but wow. When it gets hot there, it gets hot! It was a lot of fun visiting my sisters and their families, but by the end, we were a little road-weary. We cut short the trip by about a week and headed home to Kansas.
A couple tentative plans for the trip didn’t work out: I never did make it to Winterthur in Delaware to see the Plimoth Jacket, and I did not visit one needlework shop. Though I thought I would be disappointed – and I thought that when I got home, I would be really sorry – I have to say, I’m not! It was, in all respects, a “vacation,” even from needlework!
Still, I did manage to come into contact with a few needlework-related items in our travels, and I’ll share those, as simple as they are, in later posts.
I’m happy to be back! Now it’s time to work out some plans for Needle ‘n Thread. There are so many things I want to do on the website in the next month and a half, before school starts up again! I’ll be working out a calendar to see what I can squeeze in for you. In the meantime, I still have a couple guest posts that I’ll publish – two exciting ones, actually! One is on smocking, with a detailed tutorial, and the other is on embroidered miniatures (with a fantastic look at a miniature 17th century style embroidered casket!) I’m available again for questions and comments on the blog and via e-mail, and I’m looking forward to digging into some needlework! Keep an eye out for upcoming “stuff”!