Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

A December Adventure

A few months ago we discovered that a Finnish comedian, Ismo that we have watched on YouTube was going to be in Duluth this month. So we ordered tickets thinking that we would just keep an eye on the weather. We also booked our stay at the Inn on the Lake Superior where we always stay in Duluth.

The drive down was nice and uneventful, we don’t like to race but instead usually a take our time to explore a little.

This time I explored a new quilt shop in Two Harbours…I was greeted at the door by the sweetest little white pup and of course then enjoyed meeting the shop owner and exploring her beautiful shop!

Her shop is full of a lot of variety of new lines of fabric. Also for those who have been quilting for a while and remember the quilt shop in Castle Danger…those fabrics have been relocated to an area of this shop at a discounted price.

After arriving in Duluth we spent a little time at Costco before checking into the hotel. One of the things we enjoy about staying in Canal Park is the freedom of walking around the area. We had soup at Grandmas before setting off for the Bentleyville Tour of Lights!

If you are in the area it is well worth the visit! It felt truly magical and I felt an almost childlike awe in it all!

The next morning, I had enjoyed a visit with my friend Megan at Hannah Johnson’s quilt shop… I behaved and only walked out with a little purchase this time. This is a shop that I could spend hours in and come out with bags of so much fun!!

After a day of shopping around Miller Hill and Herman Town it was time to return to Canal Park, with the weather changing and now blizzard warnings in effect we decided to drive to have supper at Lucé Pizza… we love their classic.

A fun picture of a store front where we parked…

And we were off to the show, it was held at the Masonic Lodge just up Lake St on the corner of Second avenue…Megan had told me how beautiful this building was and it is. The show was fun and lots of laughs!

Ismo and I

With the blizzard warnings in effect for Duluth and the north shore for our drive home day it was a little hard not to worry…we enjoyed a swim and sauna before bed as we made the decision to head home first thing in the morning.

Leaving Duluth Wednesday morning the roads were snow covered with the wet slushy stuff and temps hovering around freezing and snow blinding at times it was messy…we thankfully followed a snowplow just past Two Harbours and then a transport to Beaver Bay. By then we had managed to get just a little ahead of the storm, and the roads were wet but fine.

We stopped in Grand Marais to watch the angry lakes high waves crashing over the shoreline, thankful that we would miss the worst of the storm and soon be home.

After unloading and getting settled back home I was happy to be back in my studio! One of the things that I picked up was the binding fabric for my Sunny quilt!

We are home in time for more snow which is fine as I have a lot to keep me busy in my studio and preparing for Christmas of course.

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