Monday was the Family Day Holiday in Ontario. I decided to take a weeks vacation around this holiday and Dwight decided to take a few days as well. We went up to the Collingwood area and stayed in a Bed and Breakfast. Part of our Plan was to go to the Scandinave Spa. It's an outdoor spa in the Blue Mountains which has hot pools and cold pools along with a dry sauna and steam room. We have gone to this spa in the winter before and really enjoyed it.
It was great to get away but things didn't go exactly as we had planned. Dwight came down with a cold so we spent a little more time in the B&B than we would normally have. We planned to visit the spa on Tuesday after the long weekend, but found out it was due to rain on Tuesday. The spa is great if it's snowing but we didn't think we would enjoy ourselves in cold winter rain. We attempted to go on Sunday but we found out that on the Sunday and Monday of a long weekend you have to line up half an hour before the spa opens to get a booking for the day.
So we didn't go to the spa. We did go for a walk in the woods and we did go to a winery and a cidery (and came home with lots of goodies) . We also ate some great meals.
I brought along my E.P.P. project which I haven't worked on in months. I've decided to start putting the stars together as I make them. I'm liking this method of constructing the quilt top as I go. This way I can reuse the paper pieces. I also used silk thread for the first time on this project. I'm not sure where or when I purchased the silk thread, but I think it was when I was working on needle turn applique. It's a great thread to use for E.P.P. It's pretty much invisible. It does take getting used to though as it is slippery and likes to slide out of the needle.
We came home yesterday and I spent part of today finishing the quilting for my One Monthly Goal. I'll share it on Friday once I get the binding on. I have continued to meditate daily and today I increased my time to 15minutes, although I found it difficult to focus on my breath as my thoughts were all over the place.
My plans for the rest of my week off are to do lots more quilting and to babysit the grandkids on Friday. What are you up to this week?