03 June 2011

Opening the cabin

Our first few days at our summer cabin on a small island in the Georgian Bay in 2011. It was 30 degrees (humid x 39) when we arrived on Tuesday evening, and 3 degrees at night on Thursday....what a climate!!

A vintage point blanket being aired and acting as a windbreak.

Get used to this...my mending for the week.
40s/50s whole cloth juvenile quilt...animal print with rather primitive machine quilting. The binding was very frayed, so I removed it and trimmed the bat and folded the blue border to the back to bind. Not perfect, but good enough.
Soaked in a bucket and hung out to dry in the Ontario sunshine.

Oliver, on his first trip up north...he finds another use for a Pendleton shirt from my collection.

and models his first life jacket.

Here he is, with his Nana,(me) sitting round the fire in the evening.


  1. So sweet. My sons name is Oliver too.

  2. He is adorable! Need to go look at a map because I have no idea where you are but it sounds incredible. Have a lovely time x

  3. Oliver's so cute! That's the same name we'll be using if we have a boy, a fantastic name! :) x

  4. What a little cutie Oliver is!
    Hope you had a great time with your family at the cabin!
    Quilt looks great!
    Gill x

  5. Lovely photos! Oliver is sooo sweet!

  6. I spent many happy summers as a teenager on the family island near Point au Baril,Georgian Bay. Lovely area and I'm sure everyone will have a good time!

  7. What a cute little fellow! I just love the life jacket image. And, all of you on the couch looks like an image that could have been taken at our house. ;) Love it!

  8. Adore your stripe vintage blankets!!

    Your grandson is a doll!! So cute!

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  9. Sounds an amazing place you have, and looks as if 'Nana' and Oliver are having a great time ;)

  10. I'll never forget the time I spent at the family islands in Georgian Bay, also near Point au Baril. A magical place!


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