Fountain pens and ink from a lovely shop on Granville Island, Vancouver, called Paper - Ya, plus my very own mints!!
I ummed and ahhed over this pattern for ages and decided not to buy it as I had enough and unbeknownest to me Donna went and bought it and it appeared in my bag later in the day!! Thank you Donna I love it!
some fat quarters and little bitty bits I could not leave behind.
fat quarters opened out, these were from the quilt shop in Canmore, such an amazing place.
I could not leave this panel behind!
this kit was from an Alaskan quilt shop, the Rushin Tailor, and was supposed to be my ONLY quilt purchase to remember the trip! That shop was wonderful too, so many incredible batiks.
then I found these pre cut animals and got the fabric to make the suggested quilt!
This beautiful book is by Barbara Lavallee, an artist from Alaska, her paintings are just beautiful.
some bear cut outs had to come home with me
some beautiful measuring spoons from the ship shop
this was a present from Nancy, a facebook friend we visited, we also watched the real humming birds at her house
these were from the Christmas shop in Banff
this was a present from Audrey who we stayed with on Vancouver Island...to remember our trip by
and two lovely mug mats she made for me!
So many treasures...now I had better go and continue tidying up the unpacking.