Monday, December 6, 2010

Feeling at Home

"Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone and do what you've never done, because both are necessary to have what you've never had and be who you've never been"....Mike Dooley

  This was a quote passed on by my friend Mary Currin, who created the wonderful Decorated Egg with Angel ornament for our Living Crafts Ornament exchange last year:
Living Crafts Ornament Exchange- Free patterns

   It is a fun quote; inspiring, and quite timely for us as we have moved our family 5000km to a new home!

   Everyday is filled with details of moving house- finding the things you are missing, changing documents and licenses and such....and filled with a great sense of wonderment at our new home. Salt Spring Island is an amazing place, filled with amazing people, and each time we go out we are reminded of it.

  There is an unusual serendipity to this place.
The right things keep happening at the right times. 
We meet people inadvertently that we have been in search of....All this has led us to buying  a piece of land that we will move onto in March. We'll build a studio there first that will be open for sales, classes and drop in visit by May or June. So wonderful!  And in the meantime we are cozy in a cabin on a farm belonging  to newly made friends. We have been camping on the island until the day we moved in- and the designated moving day was a day full of snow- almost unheard of here at this time of year. The boys were happy playing in the snow that they thought they'd be missing out on, and we are happy- feeling very well looked after....and at home.

Cianan collecting eggs with our new friend, Laila

1 comment:

  1. I have really enjoyed reading your blog this evening and how exciting to make a permanent move to Salt Spring. It is such an amazing island. We're on Vancouver Island and try to make at least one trip your way every year usually around the time of the fall fair and I just love the atmosphere, the people, the scenery & beaches and the market! *grin*. How wonderful for you and your family and I look forward to seeing more of your yarn on your website when it is up and running :)