Sewing, Travel

Jamie Jeans

This is my third attempt at the Named Clothing Jamie Jeans, and they are the best fitting, although between the extra stretchy denim and some weight loss, difficulties were had! This image may be familiar to some of you, but I am reusing it as I have found it difficult to find photographs of the front […]

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Travel

Beautiful Boston

We were originally going to confine our holiday to Canada, but we were so close to Boston and Mark had never been, so I added it to the itinerary, and I’m so glad I did because we had such an interesting time. I’ve already blogged the cap shop and done a quick overview of my fabric […]

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Sewing, Travel

Fabric shopping in Boston

I initially thought that this blog post was going to be a complete fizzog (technical term for failure) as I began my tour of Boston’s finest sewing and yarn stores. My first stop was Newbury Yarns which was very close to where we were staying. Unfortunately it is closed temporarily, so that was the first […]

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Sewing, Travel

Coolest cap shop ever!

Meet Steve! He is an artisan and proprietor of the coolest cap shop I have ever been in. Mark and I were mooching along in the vicinity of the Heritage Trail in Boston when we came across it. The shop was shut the first time we went past and really busy the second time, but the third […]

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Travel

Québec City

One of the tough things about being a tourist is that you tend to stick to the accessible cities, and had it not been for Hélène and Richard, we would not have been able to get outside Montréal, without going on a tour bus – quelle horreur! Not really, but it is lovely to have […]

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Eastern Townships, Quebec

My lovely friend Hélène and I have been planning a meetup for many months, and it is wonderful that it finally happened. Hélène has been sending me plans and suggested itineraries and one of the proposals was to visit the Eastern Townships in Quebec. We, of course, were open to any suggestions. We left Montréal early […]

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Montréal take two

We left Halifax by plane, all our train journeys now being finished, and went back to Montréal for a week of sightseeing and playing with Hélène and her beautiful family. We stayed in a studio in Rue Montcalm and I was delighted by the number of small gardens dotted about the neighbourhood. We had several […]

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