A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Monday, September 12, 2011

And We’re Off….


It’s hard to believe that we were home for five whole days, and I haven’t even had time to tell you about our last trip – and we’re leaving again.

So here’s a quick catch-up

Left for Alberta on Aug. 31 – headed straight for DD and DSIL’s house in Calgary.  We had a great visit with them, and some time at Heritage Park.

We had more time in Gasoline Alley – and could only appreciate all the more the modern conveniences in the vehicles of today:174

As well as the luxury of the trailer that we’ll be living in for the next two weeks:


We enjoyed the animals

185.Draft horses

And listened to stories of the fur trade:


We explored the trains in the round house209


And relived memories of riding carousels:


DD and DSIL are gardeners 39.Farmer John

and sent us home with some lovely green tomatoes which we fried up and shared with his parents and god-parents after we got home.

On Friday evening we met with the Highland Games Heavy Events folks for a meet and greet, as well as a Judges’ meeting, to get the scoop on our duties and the rules for the next day:05

Saturday was a long day, spent on the field, watching the athletes, checking their distances, and writing down scores:08132010




DS1 and future DDIL were there with us:



After the games we enjoyed the Ceilidh – and the camaraderie of all the folks:26

There was music and laughter, prizes awarded and news shared.

Our next few days was spent at DS1’s home, where we finally got some ‘official’ engagement pictures:130.Engaged132

We’re so excited for them – and we get to make a trip across Canada next year for the wedding!!

Back to Heritage Park for a day – this time for a Military Musical Ride:247



The weather was glorious all weekend, and we reluctantly headed home.

On the return trip, we saw this big boy – or girl -  eating something (?) at the side of the road:257

S/he very calmly continued to pull and chew while carload after carload pulled in to take pictures (very nice that s/he chose a wide turn-off area to enjoy lunch).

So what have I been doing since we got home?  Well, there was

  • doctor appointment
  • shopping for fabric
  • errands around town
  • sorting books for the library book sale
  • meeting and planning for an ESS course
  • presenting the ESS course
  • cleaning up after the book sale (couldn’t be at the sale itself because of the course coinciding)
  • dinner with friends-in-law (this is what we’ve decided to call our children’s in-laws who are now our friends)
  • dinner with kids
  • helping a neighbor with a little electrical problem

Oh, my, it’s no wonder there’s not been time for blogging – or quilting for that matter.

And now we’re headed out with the trailer this morning for a couple of weeks.  I’ll try to keep you all updated.

Happy travels!                 Blessings,   Peg


  1. wow you have been busy and seeing and doing more things in Calgary then we do. Safe travels on your next adventure.

  2. Wow girl, you do keep busy. Looking forward to our visit on Tuesday night.

  3. Oh you lucky girl! I love camping and just going in general. I loved your pictures. Did you get any of the inside of that camper? Have fun on your trip!!

  4. Go, go, go! You must have tons of energy!?! LOL! All good fun, and must does!!! Excellent photos! Safe travels to you! 8-)