Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Canadian Beauty

Tom and I were lucky enough to spend some time in the Canadian Rockies earlier this summer. We had heard how beautiful they are, but seeing them in person is unbelievable! Words cannot describe the beauty! The colors you see in my photos are the true ones--they have not been photo-shopped.

The next photos were taken at the Columbia Icefield.

I got the idea from another needleworker to do some stitching on the glacier. So here I am in four layers of clothing and wool socks putting in a few stitches on Lizzie A. Rees (Handwork Samplers).  

And here we are on our last evening. We hated to say good-bye to this beautiful part of the world, but we have exciting times ahead with the arrival of our twin granddaughters.  

Tomorrow is the day!! Tomorrow morning our daughter-in-law Michelle will deliver the girls by C-section. We are all very excited! I have their birth samplers all stitched except for the girls' names .... Michelle and Stephen are still trying to decide on them.


The Inspired Stitcher said...

Such breathtaking beauty! I can't imagine how amazing it was in person. Congrats on the new arrivals! Can't wait to "meet" them.

Melissa said...

The photos are beautiful. It is true that there's not much you need to do to pretty up nature's own beauty. You still did great though getting those nice shots!

Stitching on a glacier! You can cross that one of your 'bucket' list!

How exciting that you will welcome new grand-daughters today!

Vickie said...

Stitching on a glacier! THAT is a new one! Gorgeous, beautiful pictures!
I am praying for your DIL and granddaughters.

Marilyn said...

Wow, what beautiful pics.
Thanks for sharing them.
What an exciting time for you, the first Grand-daughters. :)

Jackie Fleming said...

Such beauty. I have been fortunate enough to get to see those beautiful sights in person. You captured them perfectly. Congrats on your granddaughters.

Jackie said...

You and Tom have had some wonderful trips this year!

Was thinking about you all earlier today ad thinking of your excitement for the girls arrivals! Will be thinking of you tomorrow as well.

Ann said...

Can't wait to "meet" your granddaughters! Such excitement--I doubt there will be much sleep in the Chester household until they arrive.

woolwoman said...

hope all goes well with the birth of the baby girls. do they have names yet? the magnificence of God's hand is evidenced by those photos - OH MY - gorgeous! take care Mel

Margaret said...

Such beautiful photos! You are getting some good trips in this year! Congratulations on the birth of your twin granddaughters! Loved that pic you posted on Instagram1

Terri said...

Excellent pictures of an area I would love to visit some day!

Congrats on the babies and I hope all goes well!!

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

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Jean said...

Beautiful, the stunning majesty. Congratulations on the new Grandkids