Sunday, July 30, 2006

Back to the Real World


I've been on vacation all week...it was lovely, but of course, not long enough. Tomorrow is back to work and the real world....

I took Lizzie and one of her friends camping (trailer) for 3 days, during the intense heat we were having! Miserable! Thank goodness for swimming pools! Of course I forgot my camera, so I can't even share a picture, but here is one from last year of the same place. The swimming pools are up the hill behind the big trees in the center of the picture. After a day at home, Lizzie and I took off for Everett to spend time with my sister...and I left Lizzie there while I went on up to Victoria to see Thea for the day. I had a lovely day visiting with Thea...and even was able to say hello to Lisa and Cathy and Richard. We had a great visit and lunch over looking the Sydney marina. Thea took me into downtown Victoria to visit The Button & Needlework Boutique, and I found several things I couldn't resist... four small patterns by The Drawn Thread, the Rejoice Tree ornament by M Designs, and A Rose for Every Season by Patricia Ann Designs, plus some buttons and charms. Lots of new things to encourage stitching!

The ferry ride back to the mainland was absolutely gorgeous...the sun was setting, the mountain (Mt. Baker, Washington) was out in all it's glory, and it was so beautiful! I love being in the San Juans Islands, I just wish it were closer so that I could do it more often! I even was able to do some stitching on the ferry, making the day absolutely perfect!! They even serve good coffee on the ferry (Tulley's)...which for us in the Pacific Northwest is a requirement!!! LOL!

3 comments:

Gramma said...

Your friend Von pointed me to your blog. I am the only stitcher I know in all of Tacoma, and am delighted to find others with common interests. Isn't today a blessing after all that miserable heat? I also visited your webshots and am enchanted with your Names of God Sampler. Very beautiful, as is your map of the US. Most of my designs never make it to paper...

Von said...

Hi Connie!
I've been hoping you'd post a vacation report! :D
So sorry you had to endure that hot weather while camping. Even tho I was able to stay cool most of the time, my outside chores in the heat really took a toll on my energy, with no stitching done and falling asleep fairly early while trying to read.
You got some great designs in Victoria and your pic of Mt. Baker from the San Juans is amazing. Reminds me of our day at the beach last year at Pt. Townsend - gorgeous from Mt. Baker to Mt. Ranier!
Your time with Thea sounds so delightful! I've half a mind to run this trunk show that must go back to VS myself. It would be such fun to be able to meet everyone. :D

Amy Sue said...

I'm so glad you had a good week! See you tomorrow!