We woke up to a day that promised sunshine, little or no wind and above freezing temperatures…and do you know what? That’s exactly how the day played out…simply gorgeous!
With no particular destination in mind, Mr. Painted Quilt, Mac and I set out around 8:30 this morning. We headed in an easterly direction and made stops in Yarmouth, Shelburne, Barrington Passage and Liverpool.
We live on the western shore of Nova Scotia in the lower Annapolis Valley overlooking the Annapolis Basin and the Bay of Fundy. The places I mentioned above are on the east coast and on the Atlantic Ocean, in prime lobster country.
The photo above was taken while Mr. PQ was driving but we found a place to pull over near Shelburne to soak up the beauty and sunshine.
And further on down the road in Barrington Passage…
Three hundred miles later…tired but happy…we arrived back home at around 5 p.m. What a gorgeous day!
To change the topic a little, on Saturday I took a three hour class at the local rug hooking studio on how to finish a rug. Because I haven’t finished my first rug…although I’m pretty close…
Kathy, our teacher, brought in a little mat that she hooked for me to work on. I was the REAL newbie in this class because everyone else had a finished project.
First, we had to fold over the edges around a piece of cording and pin it in place. Then, we whip stitched around that with 100% wool yarn and around the entire piece. Once that was done, we trimmed the excess linen and then attached a binding around the perimeter on the reverse side with a blind stitch…
and of course mitered the corners.
I now feel very confident that I can finish my rug on my own. Hopefully, that will be sometime this week.