It was in the earlier years when we decided to go on a day trip to Chilliwack to explore the self guided Chilliwack Circle Farm Tour. I remember that it was a cloudy day and we stopped at around five different places on the Chilliwack Circle Farm tour which included Anita’s Certified Grain and Flour Mill, Rustic Soap, Happy Days Dairy, Chilliwack River Natural Honey, and we ended with lunch at Hofstede’s Country Barn. This is a great way to explore the Fraser Valley with Circle Farm Tours.
One year we took a Beginner/Intermediate Crochet Class at Baad Anna’s . It was once a week and students could bring their own crochet projects to work on or else follow the instructor’s beginner project. I followed the beginner project which was to crochet an infinity scarf by the end of the class series. I loved the wool at Baad Anna’s and even writing this post is making me want to return to make a few more infinity scarves as gifts for family and friends.
It all started with buying a new Janome Sewing Machine and signing up for classes at Spool of Thread. Once I started, I was on a roll. In August 2014 I started with the Tote Bag class. I practiced by making all of my girlfriends reversible tote bags for their birthday gifts.
Then I took the Zippered Pouch class and in August 2015 it was the first piece of clothing with the Miette Wrap Skirt. I have successfully learned to sew and can’t wait to continue with new sewing projects in the future.
Reversible Tote Bag
Miette Wrap Skirt
Working for an Australian company paid off this fall when I got the opportunity to go to Australia. Talk about a dream come true! The trip came with very little notice and so I am really grateful to all the people who helped me pull everything I needed together. I got to be there for 3 weeks with one week in Sydney and 2 weeks in Brisbane.
I flew through Hong Kong and arrived to stay in Sydney with some distant cousins I had never even met before. They graciously opened their homes and couches to me for a week of fun in Sydney. I was amazed Sydney. I loved the food, the ambiance, the neighbourhoods, the culture, the history. As I travelled around checking out everything there was to see I was even more grateful for my cousins cause Sydney is also very expensive! I saw Manly Beach, The opera house, the rocks, the bridge and all of the cool tourist things but also coole little places I went with my cousins. If breakfast is your favourite meal then Sydney is for you!
Then I headed up to Brisbane where I checked out the city, hugged a koala, fed a kangaroo, ate one of the best meals of my life at Tukka Restaurant, drank a lot of great Australian wine, went down to the gold coast and up the sunshine coast.
I met some nice people, saw some gorgeous views, ate amazing food and made so many memories! Thank you everyone who helped!
ps. I stopped in HK for 9 hours on the way back and got to see a really close friend which topped off my vacation perfectly!