Monthly Archives: May 2011

Portland Island, Porpoises, and Cormorants

Here are some photo’s from our weekend on Portland Island.  It was our first time anchoring overnight, the first night was a little rough but we managed to get some sleep with all the rocking. Our second night we went to a more sheltered bay where we could stern tie the boat to shore which made for a much more pleasant sleep.  I am sure it was quite comical to watch us set up the stern ropes.  I had to paddle back to our boat a couple times to get more rope as we had trouble estimating the distance to the shore.

On the way up and back we saw many porpoises. We kept having to stop and watch but it was hard to capture them in a photo.


I made this dress a few weeks ago, but this was the first chance I had to take a photo of it.  I had no intention of choosing fabric colours that were so similar to the sample on the Colette Patterns website, however this silk cotton blend stood out above everything else on my first shopping trip to DressSew in Vancouver.  I originally picked out a creamy yellow chiffon as the contrast fabric, but I got scared of sewing the chiffon and wimped out.  Here’s a photo, since the dress is so similar to Colette’s I chose to style my hair the same way.