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The Crochet Crowd Moving to Nova Scotia – January 2018

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

118 thoughts on “The Crochet Crowd Moving to Nova Scotia – January 2018

  • October 10, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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    It sounds wonderful! So happy for you guys! Nova Scotia is lovely and being close to a university will have so many pluses.

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  • October 9, 2017 at 11:56 pm
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    Well I never thought in a million years I would have the chance to meet you and diva Dan. So glad you have decided to make ns your home I moved here 18 years ago from B.C. and I love it the people who call you my dear are so friendly you will be so inspired here you’ll not know what to make first lol I am still a 5 hr drive away from you but I do get to the valley once in awhile and our cape Breton michaels needs you so badly its not funny. So enjoy your new home good luck with the move don’t get stressed out and keep your chins up.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm
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    Congratulations and best wishes on your upcoming move, Mike and Dan! Your website and tutorials have inspired me to pick up my hook and crochet again. My mom taught me as a child when we made booties and afghans together. Now that she is gone, I crochet โ€œmemory snowflakesโ€ and fun things discovered through your tutorials and links (market bags, toys, and beautiful afghan patterns). Thank you! Big hugs from California!

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  • October 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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    I am beyond thrilled your moving out here only 4 hours from me. So I may finally get to meet you guys sometime. The maritime is wonderful I moved here 7 years ago from Ottawa and love it.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 10:30 am
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    That’s so nice I’m from there I live in ontario now I do go back to see family. Hope you all love living in God’s country that’s what the locals call it . Trippin down next year will have to stop and see what’s new.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 7:18 am
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    How exciting!
    Best of luck for the relocation.
    I hope you’ll post some photos of Daniel’s beautiful garden once it’s done

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  • October 6, 2017 at 9:16 pm
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    I’m from Nova Scotia. I live in Middle Sackville. We travel to the Valley frequently, it is so beautiful. Welcome home to Nova Scotia!

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  • October 6, 2017 at 3:08 pm
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    I grew up just along the road from Wolfville! ๐Ÿ™‚ And took part in many of the school music festivals which were held (if I remember rightly) in part of the Acadia University buildings. So many happy memories of that! I now live in UK but my sister moved back to Canada, first to Calgary, and is now in Mahone Bay, NS – and she moved back there for many of the same reasons that you have chosen NS! She too loves the community spirit and the full programme of things happening! She’s jumped right in there and is LOVIN’ IT!

    I was back there on holiday a couple of years ago – and mighty tempted to find a place there and stay! But alas, I have family here in UK that I would truly miss! So I’m afraid I’m not likely to get back. So – enjoy Nova Scotia for me too, please! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is such a wonderful, slower pace of living, but as you say – so vibrant! Cost of living is easier there, too but the people are what make the place. They are natural ‘sharers’ – if anyone needs help, they’re there for them! I’m so proud to have grown up and taken that part of their culture with me when I moved on.

    I’m sure you will LOVE your new home! You will LOVE being a part of your new community! It all sounds very idyllic. Nothing is ever TOTALLY idyllic but you and Dan work hard at what you do and I have no doubts you will do the same in Nova Scotia and will get as much out as what you put in… You are both so naturally friendly and full of good vibes, you make friends very easily and I’m sure your enthusiasm and caring personalities will, as always, make it easy for those ‘Bluenosers’ to just love you too!

    Have a GREAT NEW LIFE in NS! ๐Ÿ™‚ Many good times are waiting for you! Wishing you a safe and happy journey to your new home! (I’m kinda jealous! Lol!) ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  • October 6, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    Congratulations I am so excited for you guys love you lots. Can’t wait to meet you guys and have lots of crochet time with you. I moved to Nova Scotia about a month ago to Windsor not far from Woodville. Have fun on your new journey. Hope to get together down here soon to have a crochet bash to welcome you here to the area

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  • October 6, 2017 at 1:04 am
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    I would love to get to know you. I live very close to Greenwich. I love crochet as well. I’d love to be part of a group and learn new stitches and patterns.

    Welcome to the Valley!!

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  • October 6, 2017 at 12:43 am
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    I live just outside of Bedford and Halifax in N.S. and my daughter and I are hoping for a Mikey and Dan sighting. We have 3 Michaels here. One in Halifax, one in Bedford and one in Dartmouth. Hope to run into you guys!!! Good luck with everything.

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  • October 5, 2017 at 8:37 pm
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    Congrats on your new home and welcome to Nova Scotia…you will love the Valley, especially during apple blossom time…and you’re not too too far from my lil island…have a drive over the Canso Causeway to an island filled with culture, cuisine, and the craftiest place on earth with the most friendly people…we are unique…so you have the best of two worlds…so happy to welcome you to our wonderful province…enjoy and C’ead Mile F’ailte

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  • October 5, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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    How wonderful for both of you. All the best in relocating. May the headaches be small and rewards great

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  • October 5, 2017 at 10:36 am
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    Congratulations on your new home! Well be waiting here for you to get settled & resume the great tutorials you have been doing. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your new home.

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  • October 5, 2017 at 10:23 am
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    Congrats,

    I work for a college and it does have a great selection of events to become engaged with. I have taken advantage of the many cultural and community service events and the students keep me inspired when I need to start a new project.
    Can’t wait to see you at Epcot in a couple of day.

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  • October 5, 2017 at 6:39 am
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    I recently moved from Pickering Ontario to PEI, i just bought land and had a home moved onto it on Monday. People are amazing. Small community and I have joined a knitting and crochet club and we even went to NS on a overnight getaway to wool shops etc. You will love living here in the east. I know I do.

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  • October 5, 2017 at 12:50 am
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    I’m so proud & excited you’re calling my home province your new home. The people are great, & Acadia is a wonderful institution. Congratulations!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 11:18 pm
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    Congratulations on your move! I totally agree that we should live where we are happiest and thrive in our surroundings!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 10:53 pm
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    Hurray! We made the same bold move back in 2014, and we left St. Catharines, Ontario behind for rural Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. I am excited to read more about your adventures and new experiences. I hope one day I can visit your studio! Good luck to you both. Cheers, Melinda

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  • October 4, 2017 at 10:29 pm
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    Well, is a lot of thing i want to said, but in just few worl! God bless you and Daniel, you’re a wonderful and amazing person, that help us a lot!!! Congratulations for this new start! Muchas felicidades por su nuevo comienzo y que vengan mas exitos!!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    Well, is a lot of thing i want to said, but in just few worl! God bless you and Daniel, you’re a wonderful and amazing person, that help us a lot!!! Congratulations for this new start! Muchas felicidades por su nuevo comienzo y que vengan mas exitos!!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 10:23 pm
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    Wishing you both and safe and happy relocation – as I live in Australia I only know of Nova Scotia from photographs and it really does look like a beautiful place to live.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 10:21 pm
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    Wishing you both a safe and happy relocation – as I live in Australia I only know of Nova Scotia from photographs and it really does look a beautiful place to live.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 9:02 pm
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    I grew up in Hanover (next to Walkerton), leaving for Hamilton in 89 for university. Started work there, then in 2001 oppotunity knocked and my husband & I moved to Dartmouth NS. We now live in Mineville & are loving it. As a fellow transplant from farming country Ontario, welcome to Nova Scotia. This is a beautiful province , full if winderful people. Btw its 3 degrees of separation out here, not 6!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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    I have just started following ur tutorials and have started doin some projects using the Caron Cakes. Best of luck in your new location. Looking fwd to many more new projects and your new studio.
    All de way from Singapore!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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    I have just started following ur tutorials and have started doin some projects using the Caron Cakes. Best of luck in your new location. Looking fwd to many more new projects and your new studio.
    All de way from Singapore!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm
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    So happy for you guys. Can’t wait to see some gardens. Have a wonderful life. You’ve been so much help to me.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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    The east coast is so beautiful! I lived in St. Andrew’s, NB for a while. I highly recommend visiting there when you have a chance. Lots of history to take in while walking around town but also shopping, restaurants, whale watching, bike tours. I suggest visiting the Algonquin Hotel and Kingsbrae Gardens too.

    Found link to NB yarn shops too – http://www.cricketcove.com/. Might want to check out an event they posted, called Knit East happening next weekend. Happens to be in St. Andrews too! All the best!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    I wish you two the best of luck in Nova Scotia. It is a beautiful part of the country and the people are amazing. I’m glad you took the time to stop and assess what you wanted and went for it while still being realistic.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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    Congratulations on the move. So happy you are going to be where you will be super happy. Land, air, sea what more could you ask for. Good luck on your new adventure. Yippie for you two.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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    That’s so cool! I live across the bay, not too far from Saint John, NB.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 6:52 pm
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    Hi Guys! Welcome to The Valley! We will be neighbours! I live in Canning. Straight out from the Greenwich traffic lights at the corner of Blomidin Nurseries and you will be in the little town of Canning in approximately 10 minutes. Hope you love your new home. We’re glad to have you.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 6:47 pm
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    Congratulations and your new changes~! You both do so much to make so many people happy and it is wonderful you are doing the same for yourselves~! I hope your new adventure is everything you hope it will be and more. Enjoy your new lives to the fullest, Mikey and Daniel~!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 6:24 pm
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    Delighted for you, huge decision but sounds like you approached it very well. My Alberta niece is in 2nd year at Acadia and LOVES the uni, town and area. Best of luck to you both..

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  • October 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm
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    Im from Nova Scotia, Eastern Passage is where i lay my head. Im so excited for you both to be coming and making roots here! Its beautiful and I know you will both love it here. Im about a 45 min drive to your new location. The people will welcome you both with open arms, the culture is rich no matter where you go in NS and you will have much to see and do. If you ever need an extra pair of hands to help id be honored to finally get to meet you both and help in anyway you need.
    Natalie

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  • October 4, 2017 at 5:27 pm
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    All the best Dan and Mike. Cant wait to see you’re new adventures.

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    • October 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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      So excited for you both…new beginnings are always an adventure. Happy times ahead๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • October 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm
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    Sounds wonderful! Good luck, moved can be tricky.
    Sounds like you have enough room to build a building to house a B and B!!
    Crochet weekends!! Would be great!! I would come from Ohio!!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 4:52 pm
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    I am planning a trip up to that area next summer!! I’m SO excited for you – so much fun & activity to look forward to – Keep the pictures coming!

    xoxo
    Laurie in Buffalo

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  • October 4, 2017 at 4:37 pm
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    Congratulations on your move! I’m happy for both of you… and Riverstone! We can’t forget about the 4-legged baby in the family! lol… Looking forward to seeing your new home, studio and Daniel’s gardens!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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    I was born in Halifax and spent the majority of my younger years in the valley.Often went to Wolfville as well as Kentville. The valley in the spring with the orchards in bloom is a sight I miss. You have made a great decision to move to this area and will find great inspiration.Best wishes to you and Daniel.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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    Congrats on your move to NS. I am originally from Antigonish, NS….home of St. F. X. university. My sister lives near where you are moving too. Best luck to you and Daniel on this move.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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    I am so so happy for you both! I pray the sell of your house goes quickly and the move smoothly! Looking forward to seeing what Diva Dan does with the 5 acres! Much happiness to you both!
    Karen

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:49 pm
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    Wishing you and Daniel best of luck on your new journey. All the best to both of you.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm
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    What an exciting time for you. I checked out the area on google maps. Looks so nice. Hope all goes well on selling your current home. Looking forward to hearing all about it in a couple of weeks.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm
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    Congratulations to you and Daniel on your new adventure!
    I canโ€™t wait to see your paradise when you get there and the new projects you will teach us online!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm
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    Omg I’m so excited!! I’m a born and bred Bluenoser (get used to calling yourselves that!) and I cannot wait to have the opportunity to check out your studio!! Oh, and there’s a lovely yarn shop here in Dartmouth you may want to check out. And of course, Michaels is here too!! You’re going to love it! On a side note, if you get the chance, go have a delectable meal at Hatfield House in Tusket. O. M. G. So, so, so worth the drive.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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    I’m excited for you both!!! The property sounds great. Can’t wait to see pictures. I’m on the East Coast but it’s South Carolina!!! HaHa. I’m about an hour from Hilton Head Island, SC or Savannah, Georgia. I wish for you both all the best and hope your new community is everything you wish for!!! Safe travels and moving!

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    • October 4, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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      WONDERFUL!! It sounds like it’s going to be a big change, but oh the wonders you’ll see!! May all the transitioning go very smoothly for you. And, may 2018 be the best year ever for both of you!! Congratulations!!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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    Welcome to beautiful Nova Scotia fellas! Youโ€™ll love it here and Iโ€™m sure we will love you right back! The Wolfville Farm Market is such fun! Iโ€™m in Dartmouth, maybe Iโ€™ll see you at Michaels!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm
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    I wish you in Dan the best of luck on your move

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    So happy for you both! I hope this move with seperate work space and living space as well as the increased outdoor space offer you both more time to relax and chill. You both work too many hours. Take care of your physical and mental health is important. Think your new place sounds perfect. Best wishes.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:29 pm
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    Wish you all the best. I relocated from Calgary to Nanaimo and it was the best thing I have ever done. From a prairie girl to an island girl. Would have been nice if you would have come this way , but you sound like this is the right choice for you. On my bucket list to go to the East coast one day. Would be nice to meet up with you. You bring so much cheer into my life with your posts and group.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm
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    You are going to love it!
    I drove and shopped through the Valley this summer, and it was fabulous. (We visit family in NS every year or so.)

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm
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    Congratulations on our new adventure! I sold my house in Beaumont Texas last year and moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota! It’s not the first time I’ve made a major move but it is the first time I sold my house. I am 55 years old and thought maybe I’m to old to start over but I know I made the right decision since I’ve been here. I’m happy and God works in mysterious ways since hurricane Harvey devastated the area I moved from.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm
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    Congrats!!

    I live in Halifax and the Valley is one of my favorite places to visit. I get most of my food from farms in the valley, lots focus on either spray free or organic and grass fed, non gmo… it’s wonderful. Plus all the vineyards, I love NS wines. And Gaspereau Valley Fibres is amazing, I saw that you went there. I crochet, knit, and spin, we actually have the Maritime Spinner’s retreat in Halifax Oct 13-15, should be fun. You will love it here in NS ๐Ÿ™‚ (I lived in Toronto for a few years and it’s way better in the Maritimes lol… I’m just a little biased!) Welcome!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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    Happy Trails dear Daniel and Mickey…I am so happy for both of you.
    I have been a fan since the beginning and everyone who knows me
    knows everything I crochet is from one of your tutorials…Lots of love
    from Richmond, Ca

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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    I am so happy for you guys. Your place sounds like the absolute perfect setting for you both. I’ve never been there but the pics you’ve shared are gorgeous. Daniel, take it slow building your beautiful acreage into the garden you love. Both of you, I’m so glad you are close enough to enjoy the cultures around you and have a beautiful ‘escape’ just minutes from your house. Can’t wait to see pics of your home, office, and land. I feel butterflies just thinking about how great this move is for you!! <3 <3 Love and hugs!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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    Wishing you and Daniel nothing but the best in your new home. May the crochet and knitting Gods continue to smile upon you and grant you the desires of your hearts.
    Grace and I will see you in June

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm
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    Welcome to the East Coast!! Youโ€™ll love it here!! Iโ€™be only been to NS a handful of the time but always love it! Iโ€™m in NB so not that far!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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    I spent some of the best years of my life living in Wolfville!! You will just love it! For a change in medium, check out The Clayground. It was my favorite place to unwind with a cup of tea while creating! Wolfville will always feel like home for me. All the best!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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    Good luck! No more racing over to your place in a snow storm to deliver a project in the nick of time! So happy for you! I love Nova Scotia. Make sure you visit Cape Breton one of my most favourite places! A visit to NewFoundland should be in your near future, Incredible! Can’t wait to see pics of your new home! Wishing you both all the best life can give you!! luv Nancy

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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    Although all of us in Ontario will miss you, Nova Scotia will be getting a great couple. The Maritime provinces are awesome and beautiful. Lots to see and do!! I have relatives in each of the provinces down east my parents live in Lower Sackville, NS and I have a cousin in Elmsdale which isn’t far from there. My other relatives are in New Brunswick and P.E.I. and also I have a lot in Newfoundland. I have been down east many times and love it!! I’m hoping to get back down that way in the next year or two.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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    I’m am glad you found a new home. It sounds beautiful there. Nice place to slow down n not fast paced. I hope you enjoy your new home. Be safe. I live your videos. May peace n joy be with you๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œYou both inspire alot of Knitters n crocheters. It’s nice to see men love the hobby. Love to see more. Lots of love n hugs to you both from me to you in the states Colorado๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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    Nobody can afford to live in British Columbia anymore. Not even us that are already here. Don’t blame you for nixing a move west. Annapolis Valley is a wonderful locale. We’ve visited on art market day. You made the right choice for you! I hope your transitional period goes well. Don’t let Daniel get stressed. It’s time to relax!
    Therese
    Surrey BC

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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    Nova Scotia is perfect for you both! It is filled with beauty, culture, music and salt of the earth people that know how to have a good time! Welcome!! Your ocean playground awaits!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm
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    I am so excited for you both for so many reasons. Gardening, community, educational opportunities, teaching opportunities, just wow! Donโ€™t get too tired, and expect to take some time to recover. Then you just enjoy! Congratulations!!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm
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    My niece and nephew in law live near New Glasgow, NS, and own a little farm that had been in his family for generations. They established an amazing business called Big Cove Foods. You need to check them out. You wonโ€™t be disappointed. Tell them their Aunt Simone sent you. Best of luck with the move.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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    26 years ago my husband and I travelled to Nova Scotia and we were married in Halifax and honeymooned on Prince Edward Island. We drove the coast, staying in bed and breakfasts (no airbnb then!). I was completely in love with it! I live in Chicago and noted that most visitors were either Western Canadians or Northeastern US folks. I don’t know that area specifically but I remember a bagpipe school. I wish you the best!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    Iโ€™m so very excited for the two of you! Do you have a mother in law apartment on the property? Iโ€™d gladly adopt either of youโค๏ธ

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm
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    You and Dan deserve the very best in life, and pussycat! The location sounds so perfect and welcoming. From one newly moved to another, its rough but totally worth it xxx

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm
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    I think this is fantastic for you and Dan. I am so excited for you both. This is huge…and pulling up stakes like this is very brave! I think all your reasons in your decision making are perfect. Plus, moving East will give you will give even more appreciation and inspiration for crocheting new fall and winter projects! I’ve enjoyed seeing you, Dan, and your business all grow together over the years. Wishes for much love and success to you both.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm
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    I have visited the east coast only twice but LOVE it there. My boyfriend and I have talked about moving there as well. We did make a move from the city to the country a few years back and love it. I wish you and Daniel all the best in your new endeavour. Can’t wait to see pics of your new place and what Daniel will create as a garden(s)

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm
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    I’m thrilled for the two of you. I’m from Nova Scotia. The last place I live in Nova Scotia was Lower Sackville which isn’t far from Dartmouth.

    My parents live between New Minas and Kentville, so they aren’t far from your new home. It’s beautiful there. Just wait till you see the apple blossoms in the spring! Talk about beautiful.

    I hope your existing house sells quickly and your move goes smoothly.

    Hugs,

    Suzanne

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm
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    First, Congratulations to you both. A new home is such a exciting adventure. You have an open highway to make it your own. Daniel, take your time working those gardens, mind your health. Mikey, keep on with your beautiful tutorials. I have been inspired by so many of your videos, and I refer to you on many of the crochet sites that I am privileged to be part of. Both of you young men are an inspiration for many of us. Much love from Georgia.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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    My best wishes on your move. Can’t wait to ‘see’ your new ‘place’. You have taught me so much over the past couple of years that I have been a part of the Crochet Crowd on facebook. Love to you both. x x x <3 (from the UK)

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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    So happy to have you moving to NS, and even more so to the beautiful “Valley”! Hoping to meet you now that you’re here, may see you at Michael’s! If I can be of any help to you, just holler I’m only about a 1/2hr away!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    Going to miss you!!! <3

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm
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    Nova Soctia is beautiful. My Grandmother was born in Granville Ferry. My Sister currently owns an ancestorial built home in which she runs the well know B&B, A Seafaring Maiden. There are so many wonderful things to do in Nova Scotia. I know you will love it there!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    So excited to have you moving here to NS, more so to the “Valley”! I am about a 1/2 hr away and if I can be of any help, just holler! Hoping to have a chance to meet you now that you be closer, may run into you at Michael’s!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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    Super happy for you!! New adventures await!! Very cool! Good luck, doll!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm
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    Welcome to Nova Scotia. I live in Truro. You will love your new beginnings in Nova Scotia. The Valley has some of the best growing soil around. North Mountain has spectacular views, just breath taking. That is not too far away. Lots of shopping. It is just a beautiful area, and the Apple Blossom Festival is breath taking. I hope you enjoy your new home and headquarters.

    Lots of Love Linda Cody

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm
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    This sounds so exciting! Hope it all proceeds smoothly. Best of luck in this transition!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:36 pm
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    Sounds so exciting! I have visited Nova Scotia several times and always found it to be such a welcoming place; I’m sure that you and Daniel will make many wonderful memories there! Good luck.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm
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    Welcome to the East coast. Best of luck to both of you and yes I am a person that needs to be inspired to be creative so you need to be in that culture again best of luck see you in Florida

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm
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    Dear Mike & Dan, Change is good, it makes it the spice of Life & Growth, revitalizes us into directions of the unknown…this is good for you, give you new breath & depth to do more, create more & develop…go “paint” your “picture” of life, we here are right behind you two! Luv you guys! Jo Ann ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:32 pm
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    Wishing you and Daniel much happiness in your new home. Daniel will enjoy the challenges of his new expanded garden and you, Michael, are going to thrive being a part of an academic community. We, as your online friends, will benefit from the infusion of new ideas. A winning move for all!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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    I have family that lives in Nova Scotia. As someone who has lived in Ontario all their life, I can honestly say that I don’t blame you for moving to N.S. It’s beautiful there whereas Ontario is one giant, disgusting outhouse.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm
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    Welcome to Nova Scotia. I am in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia the twin city of Halifax also known as the HRM for Halifax Regional Municipality. Lots to see and enjoy throughout the province!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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    This sound exciting! Not only a new house in a beautiful setting, but being in a vibrant arts community is really going to give you a boost! Lots of great possibilities for teaching AND learning!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm
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    You are gong to love Nova Scotia!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm
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    Congratulations on the move!!! I look forward to fresh ideas that I am sure you and Daniel will bring to us! Thanks for your dedication to the craft and your fans! GOOD LUCK!!! May your move have no knots!!!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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    Awesome! Congratulations! It sounds like an amazing place!! I love you both. Hugs, love and good juju sent your way during the transition.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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    All the best o. Your move. Can’t wait to ‘see’ your new home, Daniel’s gardens palette, and the studio.

    <3

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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    Congratulations on your next adventure may it be happy and healthy for you both

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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    Congratulations! I’m not familiar with Canada at all, but your description of the new property sounds fabulous! Wishing you both much happiness. Enjoy your new home! (looking forward to pics ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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    Hi Mikey! I’m excited for your move! I’m from the US, but I just recently got back from a road trip up that way…drove from NYC up the Eastern seaboard, through New Brunswick and out to Prince Edward Island. I am in awe of how beautiful that part of North America is…just incredible. And the people were even more beautiful.

    While I was up there – I took the opportunity to drive down to NS (I mean, I was RIGHT THERE, so how could I not?!) and spend a day. I went to Amherst and Londonderry…loved it so much. I see that Wolfville is right on the water…how could you get any better than that?!

    Much luck with your move and your next chapter!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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    Sorry to see you leave Ontario. However,this just means I have another place to put on my bucket list! Enjoy the move! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm
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    Congratulations on your move forward! Looking forward to hearing more and seeing your new location. I wish the best to both of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm
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    I am from Cape Breton Island and I have been trying to talk hubby to go to the South Shore for a year now. Your going to be inodated with beautiful friends. And your so correct it is full of culture of various genres. However I hope your both prepared for a very relaxed style of living. We call that end the Valley and there is so much to see. Join the FB page We Love Nova Scotia and you will learn more of its hidden gems. Enjoy your move. <3

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm
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    How exciting for you both! I love the videos of Daniels gardens that you share on instagram and can not wait to see what he does with the new space. I have never been to Canada but maybe someday. New beginnings are needed sometimes for a fresh new outlook on the world. Good luck can’t wait to see the new space. Love being part of the Crochet Crowd – The smiles and laughter you and Daniel share is wonderful.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm
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    I am so happy for you and Diva Dan, I recently moved to a 3 acre property in an agricultural community, all you see is farms and I can tell you I love every minute of the day. My sister even has sheep and goats. After of living all my life in the city (San Francisco) the change is most welcome. Congratulations!!!!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm
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    All of my family and friends who have moved out East – love it.
    None have moved back. Enjoy your new view, vibrant community and babbling brook.
    Looking forward to seeing your new studio space and how you set up your work area. Share your creative ideas for storage and organization of the “stash” etc!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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    I grew up in Kentville just a few miles down the road from your new digs. It is a wonderful place with lots of great people. You are going to love living in the Valley.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm
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    All of my family and friends who have moved out East – love it.
    None have moved back. Enjoy your new view, vibrant community and babbling brook.
    Looking forward to seeing your new studio space and how you set up your work area. Share your creative ideas for storage and organization of the stash!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm
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    I love Wolfville, well all of NS actually …my daughter and her husband are Acadia grads who remained in the Annapolis Valley so we visit 3 or 4 times a year. I would love to visit your studio space on one of our trips!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:10 pm
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    I think it’s wonderful, and courageous, and exciting and SMART! It sounds beautiful and well thought out. I live in Niagara Falls, a little over an hour south of Toronto. Being an ex-urb of Toronto is wonderful. I can keep up with the vibrancy of one of the most amazing metropolis in the world and yet have the affordability and ease of living in a small city. An easy train trip when desired. I think it’s great to be in a college town. The culture will be wonderful.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm
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    Welcome to our neck of the woods. I am in Porters Lake, NS, so maybe an hour or so from where you are going. You and Daniel will enjoy the valley very much. It is a beautiful piece of God’s Country. Wishing you all the best in your move.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm
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    I wish you all the best. We moved west from ontaro last year a good decisionfor us. The excitement of finding new places will give you and Daniel great pleasure

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm
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    Hi guys,
    I moved out to Hammonds Plains, NS from Vancouver, BC in 2012 and absolutely loved it. The people are so friendly, everything is more relaxed, less traffic, lots of local food available from the farm up. My son is still there running an out-catering company (Creative Gourmet Inc) and has done work for the Brothers show and many others and I know he wishes I had stayed on. I am now back in BC in Deep Cove and kinda, sorta, wishing I had figured out a way to stay as well. I KNOW you will love the atmosphere and the truly “gentle” folk that abound. Blessings on your move and I wish you the very best of luck and will, for sure, be watching as you settle in.
    Pam
    P.S.Every morning I take a look at the live webcam from Peggy’s Cove to see my favourite spot and check the “real” weather!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm
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    Life is at best tenuous and none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Do what makes you happy today. Best wishes and keep on hooking.

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    • October 4, 2017 at 12:17 pm
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      Mikey I am in the same frame of mind as well right now. I live in Edmonton and have been here for over a year and still know no one. I applaud you for getting back to what’s important, community and culture. Congrats and get yourself a snow blower lol.

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      • October 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm
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        Jody, I live in Edmonton, born and raised, and if you’d like to get together for coffee sometime, message me!
        Seriously, I’m only available evenings and weekends right now but always up for making new friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ Look me up on Fb

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:01 pm
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    I have learned so much from your advise and videos over the past three years. Before that all I knew how to do were granny squares and stripes. Welcome to Nova Scotia. I live about 10 minutes away and will be looking forward to meeting you both once you are settled to thank you in person. Cheers, Donna

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    Wow changes for you and Daniel, wishing you the best of everything and a smooth move. Bless your new home with many years of happiness and success.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    I am so happy for both of you. It sounds like you truly thought this through and made the best decisions for you and your business. I am only hoping that you may be able to make it to the Tent Sale still? I do not have a lot of time to spend on line with the group, or attend the cruises, but I always looked forward to seeing you at the Tent Sale. All the best to both you and Daniel.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 11:55 am
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    I wish you both the best of luck as you move to your new home.

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