Thursday, September 20, 2012

What Time Is It?


... it is time to blog!

yay!

I finally made time to sit down, go through our holiday pictures

and create a sneak peek to what holiday stories, craft updates, and shop features you can expect here soon

so, are you ready for a quick view along the East Coast of Canada and the US?

let's get started...

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after hearing stories and watching guide books, making this road-trip was a dream come true for both of us

if you are interested in the geographical part of it:

we drove North from Toronto, Ontario, through Quebec and New Brunswick to PEI, Prince Edward Island

from there we went South to Halifax in Nova Scotia, drove back to New Brunswick and further South

all the way along the Bay of Fundy, and by mini ferry to Dear Island to arrive at Campobello Island

from the island we went straight into Maine, US and drove South on highway 1 through New Hampshire

into Massachusetts to quickly visit Boston, and home through the state of New York, back to Toronto 

are you still there....?

now let's see some pictures




in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, we got very close to Bambi and family

matching yarn is from a cute store in Maine, US




the main goal of our trip was to visit PEI, Prince Edward Island

and it was so well worth the trip

the red coast and sandy beaches, beautiful sunrise and sundown, and delicious seafood...




beautiful little villages with antique shops, lovely light houses everywhere

a nice breeze and the sun

what more could we ask for?




fishermen docs in every little harbor

craft boutiques on every street corner with beautiful quilts, yarns and their products

the yarn mill where we got a little tour




and of course, the house of Anne of Green Gables

and little treats in Charlottetown



we love PEI!




we drove off the island, on to the province of Nova Scotia

and to Halifax, the main city

we spent a rainy day indoors and enjoyed some quiet time in this cute town




on we went, driving South, to little and unknown Campobello Island

a tiny island, just off the boarder coast of Canada and the US

where we saw whales breaching, a shark jumping out of the water, seals relaxing and bold eagles flying

we visited the cottage of the Roosevelt family, where the decor and family story amazed me




on our way home we enjoyed the drive along highway 1 in Maine, all the way South along the coast line

there were more lovely antique and thrift shops then we and our wallet could handle, haha

we stopped in Boston for a super short lunch and cupcake visit

and decided to once go back there, to see more of this beautiful city and learn more about American history




after 15 days, more than 4000 kilometers, 5 campsites, 2 hotels, lots of laughter and about 1300 pictures

we came home relaxed, recharged, inspired and happy

isn't that what holiday is for?




now, what can you expect to find here soon?

a new addiction as shown; flower cushions, a finished baby girl blanket, 

a baby boy winter blanket in the making, and in the shop: both crochet and knitting patterns!

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I hope you are doing great, enjoyed a great Summer and made a good start in the 'new year'

at least, that is what September always feels like to me

let's catch up! I missed you all

l o v e 


28 comments:

  1. Awesome photos. I would love to go to PEI one day too.

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    1. thank you Ingrid - and yes, you should go it's lovely! xx

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  2. Dat was alweer een tijdje geleden!
    Leuk verhaal weer en mooie foto´s! Jullie hebben weer lekker genoten zo te zien/lezen.
    Ik ben nu ook begonnen om een sprei te maken voor onze kleine meid. Wat een werk zeg :-)
    Liefs Renske

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    1. ja klopt Renske, soms loop ik zo achter de feiten aan... maar nu weer volle bak aan de gang hier :)
      Ik ben benieuwd naar foto's van je werk! Heel leuk dat jij nu ook zo aan de slag bent,
      liefs

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  3. We missed you as well! Lovely pictures and colors, as always. And those cushions are gorgeous!

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    1. thank you Ana! More about the cushions later :) xx

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  4. Beautiful compositions, and lovely photo's love your latest flowers...especially the colors you have combined....welcome back...missed your posts..

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    1. thank you very much Jenni, I appreciate it! xo

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  5. Hoi Maaike, ben heel benieuwd naar al je nieuwe 'items'. Afgelopen zondag heb ik de dekentjes bij Engely gebracht, ook die van jou. Ze vond het heel bijzonder dat je het dekentje vanuit Canada had gestuurd voor het goede doel! Eind oktober verwacht ik wat foto's van het uitdelen, wie weet ook nog een foto van jouw dekentje.
    Groetjes, Anne-Marie

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    1. Hai Anne-Marie, wat spannend! Ik ga meteen op je blog kijken, en ja ik hoop natuurlijk op een foto :)
      liefs

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  6. beautiful photos!!!
    Love your last works, a lot!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  7. Loved seeing your photos on Instagram but love how they look on your blog..stunning❤

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    1. thank you Dagmar, same subjects different angles :) xo

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  8. Pasztel csodák - szépek vagytok!

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  9. What a beautiful summer!! Love the flower cushion! So cute! xo Heather

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    1. yes it was an amazing summer Heather! Thank you very much xx

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  10. Wauw, prachtige plaatjes allemaal weer. Wat heerlijk als je daarmee lekker kunt nagenieten :-)

    Fijn weekend X

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    1. Hey Jolanda, ja dat is zo heerlijk aan foto's... xxx

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  11. what a lovely adventure you have been on! I would love to do that. Your new flower cushions are just gorgeous! delicious in fact!! enjoy the weekend, Heather x

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    1. hi Heather, thank you so much, an adventure it was indeed! Haha, yes, more about the cushions later :) xx

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  12. What glorious photos, I'd love to visit that part of the world, summer is beginning to seem a long time ago!

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    1. yes, it is a beautiful part of the world indeed Sue, xx

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  13. What an amazing road trip! and that pillow is adorable! I'm going to have to make one this weekend, thanks for the inspiration :)

    xo
    Amanda
    thorntonjournal.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you Amanda, lovely connecting with you here and on IG! xx

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~ sweet thank you for your lovely words ~