We are back in Canada for a brief time, in one of my favourite places: Nova Scotia! We have a week off to spend with friends and family before our next gigs in the area: Mahone Bay and Lower Sackville. So we’re exploring a bit.
Before we left the US, though, we had a night at a lovely B&B in Dover NH. It is an old Victorian House, with much original decoration indoors. We stayed in the Silk Room, with original silk covering the walls.
I saw quilting designs everywhere in this house!
Now, we’re enjoying our time in Halifax. I haven’t spent time in the city proper for many years, and they have done some major changes. The thing to do on a Saturday morning is go to the market at the pier, so that’s what we did. It’s at the fairly new cruise ship dock, and it is certainly a happening place!
It is a wonderful thing to be met at the entrance by a couple of Celtic musicians. They were so popular that the audience even got involved – see the blur of this little boy’s legs, as he clogs along with the tune!
We found a booth run by Laurie Swim’s son, featuring her quilts. Laurie was featured in the latest Quilters’ Newsletter Magazine, along with me and the Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival. She has been a famous art quilter in Lunenburg for the last 40 years – it’s about time she was known everywhere! We’re hoping to be able to meet her in a week or so. It was wonderful to see some of her quilts at the market today.
We’re bound to find some more interesting things to tell you during the next week. Hoping to get a visit in to Louisbourg, up in Cape Breton before we go, even though it’s off-season, they have winter hours. We’re at least 2 months early on all the tourist traps being open. But that’s okay, we’ll continue to find the stuff that the locals know about.