Out and About

Well I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. I am on my last day of medication. I am still getting tired easily but am on the mend. Needless to say not much quilty has been happening around here. I even took last Friday off and listened to an audio book. I can’t remember the last time I have done that.

One thing I am always amazed at is the synchronicity of events sometimes. Like Monday for instance, I have been working hard towards a goal and am making progress however what with one thing and another I have also been disappointed that the goal isn’t happening faster than I would like. I like to relax watching YouTube videos, some are about entrepreneurship and some are more spiritual in nature. So the other day I opened up YouTube and there in my channel listings was two separate videos on just the subject that I was needing to hear about. The amazing thing is that even though the two videos were different in nature they both had the exact same message and it was the message I really needed to hear that day.

I don’t know why I am surprised at this but it always does surprise me when it happens. I remember taking a double take when I saw the subject line of the videos and saying really, how apropos. It happens enough these days that I really shouldn’t be surprised at all.

I’m curious has this ever happened to anyone else? Maybe it has and you just haven’t been aware of it. Let me know in the comments if you have experienced this.

One thing I did get up to last weekend was to get out for an hour last Sunday as I was getting cabin fever. A knitting store here in Victoria has a Fibre Arts celebration every year and they were having vendors and different demonstrations going on. It was mostly knitting, spinning and weaving but I enjoyed myself even so.


Sunday was windy and cold, you would never have known we had a heat wave just two days before. It was so windy some of the vendors were sitting holding down their tents.

I wandered around happily and talked to a few of the vendors who were from all over the island, some from the Mainland and even one from Seattle.

I do knit but not on a regular basis however I did purchase some hand-spun wool to make Kevin a warm waterproof cap to wear in winter under his hardhat (he works outside on a log sort).

I love this quote I found, even when you have pains, you do not have to be one.

Rather apropos for me last week.

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3 thoughts on “Out and About”

  1. Good afternoon Janice,

    We are back from the wedding. No word on what the bride and groom thought of my gift. Now they are on their camping honeymoon on Vancouver Island somewhere.

    You asked if I would write something for you and I am happy to do so. Not being certain what you are looking for, I will send a draft below and if it needs some embellishment, email me back with your ideas. My intention is to be supportive in your start up.

    best wishes,


    ps it was nice to hear you do some knitting!

    “I am one happy customer as thanks to Janice, Sunshine Studio owner, the quilt top I struggled with, turned out extremely well.

    Janice saw the top and with her creative eye, knew just the design that would add to the lap quilt. The all over leaf design brought out the fabrics.

    I used a backing with all over birds design and thanks to the quilting, this is really a reversible quilt – suitable for summer and winter, spring and fall.

    Janice shows her interest and listens to her customers.

    Next project I will be bringing to her to finish off for me.

    Thank you so much for completing the wedding gift quilt in a way that enhanced it far beyond anything I could have done. ”



  2. I heard about that knitting show but thought it was on the mainland, hopefully next year they will repeat, and I’ll be able to attend…i love fabric, but i love yarn too…thanks for the info, you are a inspiration girl!!!!!

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