Saturday, June 16, 2018


Back home and yesterday I unpacked the case and started to put things the same time took photos of some of the purchases I made while away.
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 remember our trip by

and two lovely mug mats she made for me!
So many I had better go and continue tidying up the unpacking.


Cheryll said...

LoVe all the shopping finds... very NiCe. xox

Leeanne said...

Fabulous purchases. I have had the privilege of quilting a couple of quilts made from my customers Alaskan & Canadian quilt kit purchases, quite different to what we have in NZ & probably Australia.

Jo said...

So good your home safe n sound. Unpacking is the rotten part but you do get to relive your purchases. You will always remember your fantastic trip.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such gorgeous momentos from your trip it all. What a wonderful time you had. You are going to have a lovely time creating with all your treasures. Welcome home xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous purchases & gifts Sue! Love everything you bought & I think you did very well to restrain yourself from bringing home too much!! Great that your travelling friend was into quilt shops too. Imagine missing all those wonderful creative shops. Glad you are home safely though Sue - David will be pleased as will the Supervisor. Xxx

Pamela said...

You made some fantastic purchases! I have thoroughly enjoyed your trip!

Ondrea said...

LOL I knew you would come home with more than you thought. How lovely of Donna. So many projects and fabrics to remember your trip. Welcome home! At least you are used to colder weather hehehe.

Lin said...

What an amazing trip you had! And so many lovely things to remember it by. I love the spoons! xx