Sunday, June 22, 2014

Have you ever taken the wrong turn?

Have you ever taken the wrong turn in the road and were glad you did ? Yesterday that is what happened to Bill and I , on  a whim we decided to have a little day trip , since my break I haven't driven too far due to discomfort but things are feeling a wee bit better now that the cast is off ,more on that later .So where did we go you might ask , well we headed to the fabric shop in Avonport , this was not my idea in fact I said no first as it seemed silly since I can't sew just yet but DH convinced me when he said he needed a day off and getting away was the only way that could happen  , besides it is a nice drive in the country. There are three ways to get to Avonport from here , you can take the main highway , you can go through what is known as the Rawding Hills or you can go through Old Barnes which is the route we took . This road is through farm country as you might have guessed from the name and has lots of twists and hills to navigate but it saves you quite a bit in time and mileage as long as you know the route , it is necessary to change roads a few times and I said to Bill that I would never tackle this route on my own , I know I would get lost. You guessed it by now, we got lost , well not lost really just sidetracked and it was the best mistake we could have made as we came across the most interesting art show at a winery .The winery was once a church as you can see here.
The inside was gorgeous but I was not taking the pictures so have none to show you of the interior , they had changed the church over to sell their merchandise . They had some stations set up outside for tasting the various wines but as much as I would have enjoyed a sample I resisted as I wanted to be perfectly stable while walking around the art display .
There were a few food booths as well which was most convenient as we were getting quite hungry , we enjoyed a great burger and fries with a garlic sauce , something different and quite tasty .
How do you like those benches they set up for the folks to have a quick snack ? That's me with the light coloured jacket and jeans, it was not real warm for the first day of summer .
To the right of the church was a large open field where many tents were set up for the various artists who were selling their wares . It was fascinating , there were paintings , metal work , lots of handmade jewelry  , there was also some gorgeous pottery , I love pottery , then there was a lady selling wool felted articles , aha more my style .
She was so sweet and even did a little demo on needle felting for me . We explored around this art festival for close to two hours and the only thing we bought was lunch and some buckwheat pillows with bamboo covers . I don't know about you but getting a comfortable pillow is not easy and this sounded like a possible solution to this problem , I can tell you I had a great sleep last night ,by far the most comfortable pillow I have slept on , feels a little weird at first but once you get yourself positioned it feels great .
Some of the artisans would not permit photos but Bill did ask this lady and she had no problem , all of her work was bronzed horses , incredible !
After our lovely unplanned stop we headed off down the road to catch the proper road and on the way I spotted this house and my heart skipped a beat .
 
This house is made of stone , gorgeous as were the grounds and if you open  the picture you may see the carved deer , life size that is jumping . The rest of the drive was uneventful and we arrived at the fabric shop just one hour before closing . I didn't go too crazy buying fabric , just picked up a few pieces of background fabric which was really running low in my stash and I bought some acrylic hexagons in various sizes that nestle together , I think it might be easier to cut them out with their use . We were back home by 5 pm which was long enough .
Now as I stated above my cast was removed on Tuesday as planned but due to the fact things are not quite what they should be ,it was replaced with a brace and I had a visit to physio and have a number of exercises I must do and I have a visit with the therapist this Wednesday . The exercises are tough to do but I know are necessary so I push myself which reminds me it is time to get at them . Thanks for the visit , enjoy your day .
 hugs Sheila

35 comments:

  1. What a most delightful day for a wrong turn. I would love this kind of day trip (planned). Take time to heal - it will really pay off.

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  2. What a wonderful way to celebrate getting on with life. Love your detour adventure.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful day trip! I will have to get more info from you about that show...sounds fabulous!

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  4. Sometimes, things are meant to be! What a great place to wind up at, something that interested you both!

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  5. Gosh....that looks like a great place to "get lost". It's always nice to get off the beaten path and explore.

    Yeah for the cast removal. Keep up with that therapy so you can get back to full use again. It will feel better as time go on.

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  6. I like that kind of adventure. Being in a beautiful place is very uplifting. Seems like it was a lovely day.

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  7. I would have enjoyed that day trip. Nova Scotia has so much to offer. We are a creative lot!

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  8. What a great day out - you never know what you will find when you take a detour!

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  9. What a lovely day! Happy to hear the cast is off, but sorry about the brace and physio. Will you be able to sew at all?

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  10. What a fabulous day you had. Hope all goes well with your wrist now the cast is off. Hugs,xx

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  11. what a fun day you had!!! I would love a road trip like that, Sheila...and that house is adorable !!!!

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  12. How lucky to come across such unexpected fun. Sounds like a great day. So glad to hear your cast is off and you are on the road to recovery.

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  13. looks like we both had new little adventures this week... such a fun place for you to visit.
    AAArrgggh... that arm..... so up and do your exercises... on the home stretch now...
    Hugz

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  14. Sounds like a fun day. Amazing where a little detour can take you!

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  15. now that was a fun day Sheila.
    Sew glad that Bill took you for a drive.
    Sorry to hear that you are not all healed but the physo will help you get the strength and movement back in your wrist and soon you will be sewing again.
    in stitches

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  16. What a fun day you all had. I love that type of day.

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  17. What a fun day you all had. I love that type of day.

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  18. So sorry to hear that your break is taking so long to heal. But sounds like your hubby is supportive taking you out for a day off and all. :) Looks like it was a wonderful day.

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  19. What a lovely day, Sheila. I love that adventure too!
    Hugs, Deborah

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  20. Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself Sheila, nice when there are happy surprises around the corner! Hope your wrist continues to mend, I can imagine you feeling a little frustrated.

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  21. Adoro estes passeios "surpresa" e adoro também feiras de arte.
    Amei os bancos apoiados em fardos de capim. A casa é linda!
    Coragem com os exercícios! Breve você estará muito bem!
    Um grande abraço!
    I love these tours "surprise" and also love art fairs.
    Loved the banks supported bales of grass. The house is beautiful!
    Courage with the exercises! Soon you'll be fine!
    A big hug!

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  22. What a wonderful trip and lots of interesting things to see. I love looking around craft shows. The house looks amazing too. I hope the exercises become easier and your arm keeps healing, hugs Wendy

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  24. Now that looks like my kind of road trip.
    Sorry to hear you have to wear a brace.Yes phsical therapy is the best thing even though it is not fun.

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  26. Yea!!! cast is off...and wow...that was an awesome wrong turn...

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  28. Old Barnes is in my neck of the woods. I'm so glad you had such an unexpected and fun trip. The weather was a little cool on Saturday but it was the perfect day for a drive. That stone house is one of my favourites. I've always wondered if it looked as nice inside.

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