Friday, August 27, 2010

Holidays & Stitching

We are back from holidays. This update has mostly holiday pics but will also have an update on Cheryl's Bouquet at the end. (so those who just want stitching just scroll down).

We had a great time in Panorama. It is a secluded mountain village just outside of Invermere. We were in a condo (that we got for uber cheap, so awesome). It was sunny and beautiful. We hung around the pool, had great food and enjoyed a short hike at the top of the sightseeing lift. Here are a few pics. (keep in mind these are in the BC Rockies so less impressive, if you will, than the Canadian Rockies that are near our home, but still mountains, just less pointy) ;)
This shot is from the bridge just behind our condo. You can see the building where we stayed on the side of the river (it's taken at dusk so the colour is off, my apologies).

This next shot is from the top of the sightseeing lift. You can see the resort below There is a bit more to the resort than you see, but this is the main area with the pools and such.

From the top of the sightseeing lift this is the gorgeous view. This is more than 5000ft above sea level.
Very high! This is from the downhill World Cup route that is an open clearing on the hike we went on.

We went into Invermere, another resort style town (they have a big lake) for an afternoon and found this huge Inukshuk. So here is me pretending to also be an Inukshuk. ;)

 We had dinner in Invermere at this great place called Ray Ray's on the beachfront. This fountain was also just next to it. (can you see the rainbow?)

On the stitching front I worked on Cheryl's Bouquet last weekend and made great progress:


I started on Fa La La ornament from the LNH 12 ornaments series. But didn't take a pic yet. I know bad me. So a pic of that, and an update of dragons will be due in the next few days (and trying to finish up on the bellpull for Hummingbirds, so will share that when it's done). It's a bit crazy this coming weekend/week as my best friend is moving to the Netherlands and we are doing lots of stuff for her before she goes. BF's b-day on Monday and then retreat next weekend. Whew, and I gotta go back to work. lol. So lots coming up to share in the next few weeks.
I will also be holding another giveaway later in the month, likely a Halloween/Fall theme as it's my favourite time of year! (I just signed up for the ornament exchange for Fall on ILCS Yahoo Group... so gotta get cracking on that too). Wow, I've exhausted myself just typing all the things I have to do.

Thanks for visiting and for all your comments. :)

18 comments:

angel parker said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and I enjoyed looking at your pics.

EvalinaMaria said...

Great stitching and sounds like you had a great holiday! Thank you for sharing your pictures (you make a beautiful Inukshuk!!!)

Deborah said...

Beautiful pictures. The stitching is lovely. i love the colors.

Kelly said...

Thank for sharing your holiday with us.........lovely pictures. I can only dream about visiting places like that.
Love the stitching!

Carolyn NC said...

Looks like a great holiday - beautiful place. Nice stitching, too!

Deb said...

It looks like you had a wonderful vacation. The scenery looks wonderful. And nice stitching too.

Brigitte said...

Oh Mel, beautiful pictures. Your vacation there must have been gorgeous.

Bekca said...

It looks like you had a wonderful holiday, thank you for sharing the pictures. Wow, that's a lot of stitching to be getting on with, can't wait to see it all!
Happy stitching.

PS Great progress on CB too :)

Silverlotus said...

That looks like a lovely place to take a holiday. I'm glad you had a nice time.

Bouquet for Cheryl is also looking great!

Heather said...

Woohoo! Looks like you had a lovely time! So glad your trip went well. And stitching progress too! YAY! Enjoy the rest of your weekend before getting back into the swing of things!

Blu said...

Sounds like a great trip! Lovely pics.
CB looks great.

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

I have enjoyed your holiday pics and the colors on your stitching are wonderful

Vicky L said...

The pictures are beautiful. So glad you had a great time. Cheryl's Bouquet is beautiful too. I cant wait to see the dragons update.

Meari said...

What a great holiday! Nice stitching, too.

MaryT said...

Really lovely stitching and love the vacation pictures too.

Mary Louise

Shelley said...

Your holiday pics look great. So pretty, and yes I see the rainbow.

Cheryl's bouquet is looking awesome!

Emily said...

Pretty views, water looks so cool and refreshing.

Pumpkin said...

Glad you had a great holiday. Love the Inukshuk picture :o)

Cheryl's Bouquet is gorgeous. What color are you using?