Monday, May 17, 2010

Back in Canada!

I was on vacation for the last two weeks in England and Scotland with my father, my husband and my daughter. The Icelandic volcano ash cloud just about kept us from getting home, but our plane few around the danger zone and got us home safe and sound. Tired too, I might add. My body is still on UK time but I am adjusting!
I have lots to share so check back over the next week or two for more details about our trip. The table runners/toppers I made 3 weeks ago were gifts for family members that we saw when we were away--my aunt, my step grandmother, my cousins and my mother's cousin. Everyone liked their quilty gifts and I was happy about that!While in Glasgow, Scotland this past Saturday for a shopping trip, we came across a clothing store on Buchanan Street that looked like it used to be a garment manufacturer. The entire store was lined with old sewing machines and all of the fixtures were made from old machines used in old factories. I went in the store but could not take any pictures from inside. Here are a few pictures I took from outside:
I like this picture of my family's reflection in the window of the store.There were quite a few buskers of various types on this street which was busy with shoppers of all ages.

The man on the steps in the brown jacket was singing opera to a very appreciative audience!
This man was a human statue--he stood so still, I would not be surprised if one of the downtown pigeons used him as a perch!
There were several bagpipers, some in kilts and some not...Also, drummers, Native American musicians, and jugglers. We even did some shopping!


  1. Boy that sewing machine shop/clothing store sure looked interesting. The whole place seemed to have a carnival-like atmosphere! Thanks for sharing, interesting pictures .

  2. Glad to hear you got home safe and sound. Wow I've never seen that many sewing machines in one place, what a treasure to find such a place.
    I look forward to hearing more about your trip.