Faces and Places

Last weekend we took a well deserved break, driving out to Terrace all prepared for a camping weekend. It was really nice, relaxed and I even got to do a little machine embroidery at the Embroidery Club at Northern Vacuum and Sewing. I arrived on Friday, the ladies had already been going for two days! I say its almost like a retreat, but not quite, like a quilting gathering but not quite that either. It was fun and so much experience in the room! The ladies were busy with their own projects!

I got this much done!
These solid color chunks of 100% cotton are from my friend Pam at Mad About Patchwork!

As you can see, I'm learning about stabilizer's, they are very important with machine embroidery. I am sure that I could have asked "The Ladies" for help choosing, but thought I had the right stuff. Learning is the natural flow of life.  I see these kittens, panda and rabbits in something fun very soon. I'm not concerned that they are perfect! I left at the end of the day, with a few things accomplished, some learning under my belt and I was off to camping we went!

My husband playing sweet music to the sound of sparrow and other birds in the lush coastal forest campground of Ferry Island in Terrace, B.C. We were having this kind of night, really grooving along, when I suddenly I had to throw up! It wasn't a drink style of evening, it must have been food and where did I eat lunch? I was completely done in and went to sleep before 9 pm after everything was wrung out of me. We slept so well with the rain pouring throughout the night. ( My hubby told me anyway!) I was so dead to the world that I didn't even wake up once. 

My vision of sleeping with my honey, in the camper, in the rain didn't quite pan out like I had thought!
(Sorry for the !! so many times) It just seemed right....

Then the next morning, we got up and I was no worse for wear, so I figured right then, it was food poisoning that ruined my evening. I ate a very light breakfast and my husband happily wolfed down bacon and eggs. We went for a nice long walk on the pathways of the Ferry Island Campground. Terrace municipality runs this parklike campground. 

The walk is soothing and suddenly you spot one face, in a tree, carved in exquisite detail.

 You become a curious visitor when you look even more carefully to see another face carved in a cottonwood tree.

 They go on and on, beyond where we decided to turn around and start the 3.5 hr back home. 

This romantic and earthy place is great for joggers, family's with toddling 2 yr.olds and dogs love this pathway with all the aromatic scents only a dog can pick up filling their nostrils.

Its like the Amazon river forest. Peaceful and filled with birds songs like a chorus! If you are ever in Terrace, B.C. please do check this out.

My husband looks like he's at home, a retired biologist loves to walk in the forest! With an agenda! Yeh for his retirement from the province earlier this year. We are kidless and footloose and fancy free so to speak, got to love this time!

Rusty really loves walks as you can tell. Me too!

Thanks for popping in and reading what I've written today. Let me know what you think of this story.  Would you like more about our lovely Northwest B.C. Where the white Kermode Bear wonders along Highway 16 about two weeks ago.

May 25th, 2013 I officially handed over "The SC Quilt" over to the mayor and council of the Town Smithers. It was a very proud moment, lots worry, anxiety, wonder and joy created this quilt. 

Our young Mayor, Taylor Bachrach holds it from the very right side corner.

Have a great day!


  1. Hi, Carli. First of all, congratulations on finishing the Centennial Quilt--a lot of TLC was put into it and it turned out beautifully. Secondly, did I see hanna on your hands in a previous post? How surprising! And lastly, your photos of BC are fascinating.
    best, nadia


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