Let me say right away that Michael and I are doing great, life is great, and there are no major events to report -- a lot of 'same old, same old,' actually. But I do get to live a pretty wonderful life, so my 'same old' is pretty cool! With that in mind, let me recap some 'highlights' since I last posted...
We've cruised out to Russell Island a time or two ... the first time was during the VanIsle 360 sailboat race, so we got to see a few of the participants go by from the anchorage:
I finally took the time to visit the Gulf Island Spinning Mill! Here's my friend Carol working with the carder...
Oh, something new did happen for me .... I applied to become an artist at Mahon Hall's ArtCraft, a show that runs seven days a week here in the summer - and I got accepted! Mahon Hall is a beautiful old heritage building in Ganges, and the show (the major project of the Salt Spring Island Arts Council) has a reputation for being pretty high-end - so imagine my surprise when I was one of twelve new artists who got accepted, out of over 60 new applicants, apparently!
So my lace shawls are now on display and for sale. :-) I went to the opening reception (you have no idea how weird it is for me to say those words -- I've never seen myself as an 'artist', much less as someone who goes to opening receptions!):
I finally made it up to the top of Mt. Maxwell... the view over Sansum Narrows is absolutely stunning!
This post is already too long and I have many pictures of a family cruise we took over the Canada Day weekend -- so I'll try to do another update in the next few days, and then try again to get back on track posting regularly!