First off I have joined Christine and Therese who are hosting another bead weaving challenge. I had so much fun the last time that I had to join again. It is a great way to learn a new stitch and meet other very talented and friendly bead weavers.
If you ever thought you wanted to try bead weaving, don't be shy - go over to their blog and sign up - there is no pressure and you will have fun. Click on their names above.
A Trip We Took To Salt Spring With the Grand Kids
This summer our three grand kids joined us for almost three glorious weeks. Our daughter came the last week and we decided to take our boat to Salt Spring Island and stay overnight. It was the final weekend and we wanted it to be a special time together. There is a fantastic Saturday market there as well as some fabulous places to eat and hang out. So here are a few pictures from that trip. I took like a hundred so it is hard to choose the best of the best.
|On the boat getting ready to leave our marina |
Jamisyn always has a book in her hand
|Captain Grandpa Gordon - little dude Kyan and the crazy for beads lady|
|My beautiful daughter Michelle and her wonderful kids |
from the back: Jenica, Jamisyn and Kyan
|I love this picture of Jenica - she has the grandest smile ever!|
|A pair of swans that live in the Ganges Marina at Salt Spring|
|Here is the whole family begging for bread or crackers|
That's Jenica trying to get their attention
|An old bike had been spray painted many colors - no tires etc. |
but a perfect picture taking spot.
|Our boat called 'Plane to Sea". Named because we had |
a plane then bought the boat .... makes sense.
|What can I say? Canned salmon?|
|Dodds Narrow where we have to go through a small opening when the tide is slack otherwise there is a danger of hitting the banks from the force of the rushing tide. We had to go through at 11 AM so timing was good. Was busy that day on the ocean.|
|Best part of all for the kids was they got to get Dads old fashioned root beer for a special treat for dinner.|
|They each savored that as if it was liquid gold. |
It was fun to watch.
Next blog I will show you some of the cute beads and little treasures I have been picking up while staying on Vancouver Island. I haven't been creating but getting lots of rest for the soul.
I am enjoying all of your blogs and will be back making more designs when my creative spirit allows it. Thank you for all who have kept in touch and left comments. I sure do appreciate it.