Tuesday, July 3, 2012

headed out west

Tomorrow morning we head out west to spend the summer with my family. A little town in the mountains of South-Eastern British Columbia, where my parents, grandma, and three of my siblings live. We're looking forward to sunny days playing outside, long hikes in the mountains, swimming in the lake, and visits with family. My husband and I are also taking a little side trip to Portland, Oregon. He has to go for work, and I get a few days on my own. I'm really looking forward to exploring yarn shops, books stores, and whatever else takes my fancy.

I'm not sure how much I'll be able to post here, but I'll try to share a photo now and then, so you can see how much fun we're having!

I also thought I would host a little give-away, to share the fun with you. I'll pick up some little souvenirs while we're in BC, so the give-away will be a surprise. If you'd like to join in, just leave a comment here. An email address helps a lot too (in my last give-away, 2 winners never got their prize because I couldn't get in contact with them). I'll choose the winner (or winners) at the end of July.

I hope you all have a beautiful summer full of adventures, and maybe just a little knitting!

30 comments:

Catie said...

I hope BC starts to have some nicer weather (or at least less wet weather) for your arrival.

catiephillips AT gmail DOT com

craftytails said...

Sounds like lovely summer plans and lovely memories for your children too. (jenny dot harrow at gmail dot com)

Karine said...

BC sounds like a lovely place for a vacation!

I hope you have a good time!

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Julie said...

Have an absolutely lovely time.

Julie said...

Oops forgot my email
o4mortime at yahoo dot com

Ber said...

Enjoy you trip!

Awesome Mom said...

Have a fun trip, I love Portland.

lissa2061 at yahoo dot com

Kate LeMay said...

I hope you and your family have a lovely time away together! It's winter here in Sydney, Australia and a summer holiday is sounding pretty good!!!

I'm KateLeMay on ravelry

Little Ol' Liz said...

Drag -- I was one that I believe you missed. Anyhoo, I'm game for another giveaway.

While in Portland, head to Pearl Fiber Arts. They are located in the heart of Portland's Pearl District on NW 11th Avenue between Flanders and Glisan.

Cindy (aka MaxFun) is terribly gifted and knows the right yarns to stock her store with. I'd so be there if I weren't 1500 miles away.

Liz Anderson
lizandrsnaolDOTcom

Maria Kievit said...

Be sure to take your umbrella! Last time I went to BC (about 2 years ago in November) it rained about half the time we were there..... But it's a beautiful province. Have fun!

LV said...

Good to hear you are headed to BC to enjoy time with your family. Please bring along some sunshine....
Best wishes from North Vancouver!

dipezo@shaw.ca

sara said...

Have a great time.

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Unknown said...

Well Barbara, the sun FINALLY came out today, just in time for your visit! Enjoy your holiday in our lovely province.

Nicole

nlautner1@gmail.com

jessicapiroli said...

Have fun. This week we just moved from Park City, UT to the Ann Arbor Michigan area and we are missing the dry West of the Mtns. But I have to say there is beauty in every area of this beautiful earth so enjoy your trip and please do share photos. I'll be looking for them.
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Yarn Miracle said...

Have a wonderful wonderful visit!

(emily at yarnmiracle dot com)
I have no idea if writing it like that keeps the spammers away, but it makes me feel proactive)

MrKnitster said...

Enjoy your time off!

amattera AT jdemeo DOT com

Monica said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

monikita45 at hotmail dot com

Robin Meng said...

I hope you have a lovely holiday. Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful creations.

Robin Meng said...

Here is my email: robin.meng11@gmail.com

Robin Meng

K said...

Wait - I thought you were in ENGLAND???? But you're in Canada? Or did the family migrate and leave you across the ocean? Oh, I'm charmed at the thought that you might be that close!

Patti said...

Have fun on your vacation. I love Portland and powell's book store! Patti. Knitandputt@yahoo DOT com

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Unknown said...

I hope you have a great vacation, Oregon is a great place!!
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melosa said...

Sounds like a very fun summer vacation!

adodds said...

Just found your blog and I am enjoying it. Have a wonderful holiday.
adodds@bresnan.net

Meg said...

Hope you are having a great summer!
mpcbirds AT gmail DOT com

Jean said...

I love your knitted creatures patterns, and I love British Columbia, especially the mountains and Vancouver Island. Have been to Prince George and Vancouver 2-3 times. Enjoy your summer with family.

hedgehogknitter said...

I love giveaways! Have fun on your adventure!

kathy

pookahclan@yahoo.com

my Beautiful Little Bird said...

Oh! I forgot to say that you should check out Powell's Books in downtown Portland. My favorite yarn shop here in Portland is a yarn thrift store that sells recycled yarn. It's called Knitten Kitten.