I just took a quick trip to Victoria BC with my daughter to visit a friend of hers, and saw this bus:

Polite bus

Polite bus

So polite, those Canadians.

 I went to Satin Moon Quilt Shop — what a great store! And I see their website even has recipes. Also, Beehive Wool Shop, which is stocked with bales of Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden yarns. I was good and only bought one skein of Silk Maiden in luscious pinks, blues, and golds.

We visited Abkhazi Garden, which is just a magical place. Only one acre, in a tidy residential neighborhood, this is a perfect and intimate gem of a garden, and one you are not likely to hear about if you just look at tourist brochures. Don’t miss it if you have a chance to see it.


Any garden with alliums is worth going to. They also had

Super alliums?

these, which were at least a foot across.  Some sort of mutant Giant Allium, perhaps?