Something for Everyone

Our last day of PEI brought something for everyone. We decided to tour the North Cape--no real destination beyond going to the Mi'kmaq Craft shop on Lennox Island. I have been collecting sweetgrass baskets--especially sewing baskets--and wanted to add to the Abenaki and Gullah baskets that I already have. I was not disappointed.

We then moved on to a shipbuilding museum as N has built a couple of boats and loves to see traditional boatbuilding. The girls and I found a wonderful historic house with women quilting and spinning. We found an old loom in the attic that turned out to have belonged to one of the docent's Scottish great-great grandmothers. You could see how hours and hours of work had rubbed the wood smooth. We also got to try their scones and take home a recipe.

The highlight of our day--in fact we all agreed (yarn fanatics that we are) that the highlight of our trip was stumbling across the Macausland Woolen Mill. When we stepped inside, we discovered raw wool being carded, spun, woven and fulled. They had blankets, yarn, and fleece for felting at VERY INEXPENSIVE prices--

we, umm, filled the back of the car!

To round out a very full day, we ended up at the tip of North Cape where we got to see the amazing wind turbines which provide electricity for much of the island.

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