Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Day 8 of Pick Four blog hop

Today we're off to Canada.  Vancouver Island, to be exact, where our host will be Paulette of Sweet P Quilting and Creations.
We're almost there now, but I'm going to give her a few minutes to just finish baking those wonderful almond biscuits (recipe on her blog here) before we arrive, so I'll tell you a few interesting facts about her home area.
  • The X Files (starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny) and Intersection (with the gorgeous Richard Gere,) were filmed here.  
  • Kim Cattrall and Pamela Anderson were both born on Vancouver Island. 
  • There is a very strong British tradition, to the food of the area.  If you have time while we're here you could enjoy a beer, lager or stout in one of the many breweries and pubs or, for something more elegant,why not go for afternoon tea which includes  freshly baked scones, and unique tea blends.
  • At this time of year, many restaurants organise mushroom hunts for their customers, and then create wonderful dishes using the treasures found during the hunts. Seaweed tours are also popular.
The temperature this afternoon is expected to go up to 20C, which is just perfect in my opinion.

Now, I think the biscuits are ready now, so let's hurry over to Paulette's, where she will give you another chance to win a copy of the book, but just before you go, here is the tour itinerary again:


  1. this hop has been fun- I will run over and check out the post- cw

  2. Hi Sue, I've thoroughly enjoyed this hop! And I LOVE all the information you give us for each blogger and their location! How very creative! I'd love to have a copy of your book and have entered at each blog....still hoping! :) (Just wanted to let you know that i think the date is incorrect above for Tuesday...should be 30 Aug instead of 30 Sept in case you wanted to change it.) Thanks for all your hard work!

  3. Sweet P made a lovely table topper from her four fabrics! Thanks for the log tour. Happy quilting!

  4. Cant' wait to see the recipe! I've visited Vancouver Island and it was gorgeous!

  5. No "Toad in the Hole"? I want to try that one day! Have a good recipe for it? I know you do......

  6. I just joined the tour and enjoyed it! Your book is amazing, and I love the different quilt patterns in it.

  7. Lovely fall quilt from Paulette! Well done!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.


  8. Hi there.)

    Oh, you ve got such a cute blog!! I love it!
    Nice post.))

    I need your help (maybe again) ...
    I spend new survey ..
    Have you watched the MTV awards prizes?
    if yes whether you agree with all the awards, or something you think was unfair?

  9. A seaweed hunt now that's something different isn't it?

  10. I am much more enjoying this blog hop than I think I could ever enjoy a mushroom or seaweed hunt. eeewww!


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