No exotic vacation for me!!!!! NOPE - I made it to SASKATOON in Saskatchewan! (And no I did NOT get on the wrong plane) Yep - someplace that is even colder than where I came from. That means I will be able to appreciate the weather in Toronto much better.
|Yeah - Saskatoon|
Wow - the airport is completely different - well they have added a whole new wing with new gates from when I was here last time.
Got my luggage - nothing got lost. Yeah! Got the rental car and for a few bucks more - I got upgraded to an SUV!!!! Why not - the roads can be crap around here.
|My NEW car|
Oh yes - this thing is loaded - heated steering wheel which I hate and had to find the button to turn off. I am a plain Jane kind of girl when it comes to my cars. But after sending this picture to M, I got the whole low down of the safety features. AHA - I learned that it was Berke responding to my text, NOT M. Should have known that!!!!!
And yes it is cold here, but not as bad as I anticipated. However - you know you are in cold country when you see this in the parking lot.
|YEP - you can plug your car in here!!!!!|
And why am I in Saskatchewan at this time of the year???? My dad got a new hip on Friday. Surgery went well and he is being released on Monday at 10 AM. Holy cow - that is pretty quick!!! But he is a good patient and a good outlook on life!!!
|Popped into the hospital to visit Dad.|
Before the hospital visit, I had to get the "important" stuff out of the way. Delivered a quilt to a customer's son who lives close to the airport. That is FULL SERVICE for sure.
Zipped into Michael's to find a crochet hook. Don't ask!!! BUT I ran into my cousin while I was there. Are you kidding me?????? She doesn't live in Saskatoon and obviously neither do I - but yep - we both recognized each other. We had a good chat while we waited in line. And it was a SERIOUS line-up for the cash at Michael's. It was at least 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!
Visited the quilt store. HOLD ME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! They had so many neutrals - gorgeous gorgeous neutrals. I did buy a book and will look at a pattern and probably go back. I know - I shouldn't but these are gorgeous.
And they also had WOVEN look KONA cottons. OH MY GOD - they are to die for. Thank god they had incorporated them into the stacks so I ONLY bought a bit of the orange.
And for anyone coming to Saskatoon - Periwinkle Quilting is MOVING. They are going to Broadway so will have to locate them next time I am out. I do like their selection of stuff.
Next stop - the McNally Robinson book shop. Oh boy - this place is better than Chapter's. I could spend HOURS and HOURS browsing through the collections. But I didn't, but I did manage to snag a book. The magazine selection is getting pretty weak everywhere and I already have the current Quiltmania magazine so couldn't even buy that.
BUT - the Saskatoon guild hangs some quilts in the book store (which changes every three months). Here are some of the quilts that were hanging.
|Isn't this gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!|
|And how simple is this?????????????/|
|Cathy C - do you recognize this?????? Apparently there were quite a few paper dolls printed!!!!|
Then my visit to the hospital and of course a stop at Tim's and then the 1 1 2 hour drive to the farm where my parents live!!!!! Oh - I did stop at the Value Village before heading out. You never know what you are going to find. I found a nice bag of crochet cotton in a big variety of colours. Nope - don't even ask!!!!!!
I have gotten lost in a book and well - I finally got connected to the internet this morning!!!!!!!!!!!! (ooops - make that afternoon!!!)
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!