I Like Thursday

On Thursday a group of bloggers link with LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color to share lists of things that fill them with gratitude or bring them joy.

My post this week is short due to the fact I am out of town, spending time visiting at the hospital.

The bloggers who take part in LeeAnna’s linky party are following weekly prompts to add to our lists of likes. This week’s prompt is:

— a place you always go to in the summer… a vacation spot, a cabin or town, camping location,  in childhood or nowadays

As a child we moved often since my father was in the Canadian Armed Forces. We often travelled to White Rock, British Columbia where my paternal grandparents lived. I remember walking on the shoreline and the smell of the ocean. A few years ago I went back to White Rock to see if my grandparent’s home was still there. It’s now a condominium complex so I really didn’t take pictures.

As a parent I usually took my kids camping, everywhere from Northern Ontario to several locations in British Columbia. there always was a lakeside campground to be found. Then we could fish, swim, or take the boat out for a bit!

I can’t find any of those photos to share. Years ago my children and I went through our family photo albums making sure people, names and places were identified and written on the back of the photos along with years and locations. We then made up albums for each of them to keep. I only kept a few photos for myself, but seem to have put them away in a “safe place”. 😳

Now my vacations are spent travelling to Alberta to see my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (mostly pre-Covid trips) or to Oyama where the studio which houses my longarm is. I’ve shared photos of my view here in Oyama over the past couple of years and in all seasons. One of the things I enjoy most is getting to the ferry dock either on my way to or from the studio. I’ve decided that it’s the water that makes me happy! 😉

Thank you for stopping by my blog. 😉 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

9 thoughts on “I Like Thursday

  1. Gosh Carol do you have any view where you live and travel that isn’t magnificent? Wow! Is that a Christmas tree on the ferry? Your photos are great!
    I like your idea of having family help with the labeling and distribution of family photos!

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    1. Hi Linda. The views are pretty spectacular everywhere in British Columbia; everything from desert to vineyards, mountains, waterfalls and beautiful lakes. Going through the albums with my kids was perfect so they each got to pick out photos that they wanted or had special meanings. 😉

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  2. The country and lakes in Canada are beautiful! I once white water rafted in Canada and it was marvelous. Hubby and I spent a week in a cabin on a lake in Canada when we were first married. I seem to recall it was called Fifth lake, but not sure. I remember how crisp and clean the lake was (and oh SO cold!) and how beautiful the whole area was. You have awesome memories!


  3. I love your memories of camping and vacationing on the water. I, too, am particularly drawn to water. Since I was 10, I have made the trip to Canada and the Kawarthas in Ontario. It started with an uncle’s cabin but changed to when my Dad built our own cabin on the lake. I still return several times a year to the lakes connected by the lock system to visit my mom and her husband as she now resides there. I always enjoy many Canadian specialties and the people.

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I’m glad you enjoyed my memories. I really enjoyed hearing of your trips to the Kawarthas. It is a beautiful part of our country and we Canadians love to share 😉


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