There is an end of the line thrift store in our area where you ignore the thrift store price because you pay by the pound - the MCC Recycling Centre.
There are bin everywhere and you need to take your time sorting through all of the things that did not sell at the regular MCC thrift stores.
There were bins upon bins of frames from which I a rescued two pieces of hand work that someone lovingly made and hung in their home. I will use them as covers or art pieces in the journals that I make.
The two book will also be used in journals over the next year.
The head piece belongs to this wedding dress. I will wash the dress and then pick apart the lace pieces again to use in journals or other sewing projects.
I also found three full balls of eye lash yarn, a piece of cross stitch cloth and a bag of lace all of which I will use in journals, or for Happy Mail.
Give me a canopy of clouds and soft grass under foot.
Let me soar through imagination where I can fly as high as a griffin, no a magical turquoise dragon.
I was made to walk this earth and fly through my imagination.
We left Victoria BC at 6:00 am MST and arrived back in Ontario 4:00 pm EST. It was snowing in Calgary and we were delayed by an hour while our plane went through a deicing procedure first orange foam then green.
Paul and I were able to spread out across three seats and if ever we fly again we will look into the price on a class higher.
Mixed emotions marks the end of every vacation, sad to say goodbye to family and glad to be home.
Both emotions sparked by memories because in this moment we are strapped in our seats with our seat backs in the upright position descending from the sky where I do not belong, to the familiar ground where I will no longer look down on the clouds they will once again be the comforting canopy above my head.
Today we spent our last day in Victoria visiting with
Alexander, Toaster and Kelsey.Our day
started as they all have with a very magical morning walk with Toaster.
The University of Victoria dog park opens onto the Mystic Vale
a protected environmental area where pathways and bridges roam up and down a
valley within the University campus.
The rainy season started today, and a gentle mist fell upon us
all day, brightening all the colours.
Today it was the fungi that drew our attention as did the red rose hips
that seem to be everywhere.Do people
still make rose hip tea?
From Mystic Vale we went downtown where we had a wonderful
lunch and tasted some great beer and I discovered a new favourite root beer ‘Captain
Electro Intergalactic Root Beer’ bottled by Phillips brewing company – now we
just must figure out how to get it back to Ontario.
The day ended with tea and journaling – does life get any