Thursday, January 1, 2015

Endings and Beginnings

Our 2014 ended with a lovely visit with our daughter Kate and her partner Jason in Toronto, Canada. The weather was unseasonably warm, so I was happy that I hadn't worn my wool coat! A vest and a raincoat served as the perfect cover-up.


We stayed at the charming Gladstone Hotel on Queen Street, four trolley stops away from Kate's street, so traveling was very convenient. The hotel is very quirky and each room has a different theme. Ours was "Travel" and a stack of vintage suitcases hid the TV and DVD player!
 
The hotel was hosting a fiber art exhibit which Kate was excited for me to see. Part of it was right outside of our door! These are just a few of the pieces on display.





We visited Kate's lab where she teaches wearable technology and looked at some of the projects being made by her assistants. Lots of electronic bits and pieces!



We had a delicious Christmas eve dinner prepared by Kate and Jason...

after which we played with trying on some funny hats which Kate had made...





Lots of laughter!
These visits are never long enough, but it's always so great to spend time with family.

And now we move on to new beginnings!
I wish everyone who reads this a wonderful New Year filled with good things!


May this be our best year ever!!

Smiles...
     Judy

6 comments:

Libby Fife said...

I like that last pic a lot!

So glad that you had a wonderful visit with Kate and Jason. It always sounds like a lot of fun when you go across the border:)

Have a Happy New Year, Judy!

Simone said...

I am glad that you had such a lovely break catching up with your daughter. That food looks delicious! Happy new Year Judy. x

Karen L R said...

Looks like a wonderful visit, Judy! So glad you had a fun holiday. Best wishes for a sparkling 2015! xoxo

sharon said...

A heaping helping of gratitude for you throughout 2014.
So exciting to be traveling along together in 2015.
All my best, dear friend.

outofagreatneed said...

What a wonderful visit with your beautiful daughter! Thank you for sharing the photos :). Love those hats.
Happy 2015!

Anne Butera said...

This post made me so happy, Judy. Love the look on your face when you were trying on the hat.

Oh, and your Christmas cactus is beautiful!

Happiest of happy New Years to you!