Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

I love Canada.  Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, and all the open spaces and cities I have yet to visit.  What rug hooker doesn't love Canada?  Rug hooking is practically a national sport there, particularly in the Maritimes. Some of my favorite customers live there.  I was lucky enough to spend a week at a rug hooking conference back in Nova Scotia in 2005.  Although based in Halifax, my sister Barb and I were able to visit Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg, and Mahone Bay.  It was a great week in a great province, and I'm thrilled to say that my husband and I are heading back there in August.  We are even renting a house owned by a rug hooker who runs a rug hooking shop in Toronto.  I am looking forward to a week rich in wool and creativity at Deanne Fitzpatrick's studio, Encompassing Designs, Cheticamp, the Rug Hooking Museum of North America, London-Wul Fibre Arts and any other rug studio I can find.  Of course, because I'll have my husband along, I'll also go biking and fishing and out to dinner, too.  I can't wait!

So to all my friends north of the border: Happy Canada Day!  I'll see you soon!

1 comment:

Julia said...

Thanks for the nice tribute Sarah. I've visited several of the places you mentioned and it was a delightful experience. I hope that you bring your camera with you.

How lucky you are to be able to find time for a nice vacation with your husband.
Happy Canada Day to you too.