Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gorgeous afternoon in Washington

We spent the afternoon in DuPont, looking again at houses. We keep coming back to the same one, especially now that the price has been reduced $15,000. It will be interesting to see if it is still available when we actually have the go ahead to make an offer. (We are still waiting on the buyer's loan for our old house to get to the point where we can safely assume it will close) It was such a beautiful afternoon, there was a historical gathering/demonstration at the old Ft Nisqually site..what a surprise it was to find a booth for the Embroiderer's Guild of America...I think I may get involved as there is a small subgroup that meets in Tacoma, and the regular meetings near Seattle are actually on Saturday mornings! They also told me that there is a group that specializes in hardanger embroidery! Then John and I hiked the 3 mile round trip down to the DuPont Beach...what an incredibly beautiful hike and it was fairly smooth and was so nice to have a day off with my hubby, the first one in about a month.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running. ~Jeff Bezos (CEO of

I found this quote while searching online for quotes about made me chuckle!

It's been a busy summer. I've finished another design that I love, but I haven't started putting together the leaflet yet...I am more in a stitching mood than working on layout mood, so I went ahead and started another design...which I love too. The two designs will work well as companion pieces.

Hints of things to come.

I spend so much time on Facebook, that I often forget to update my blog. I read one blog lately where the author has the same problem, so she solved that by copying and pasting all her Facebook updates into her blog. For my own personal history, I am going to do that now too, and I will post some pictures as I go as here is my life in the last two months, according to Facebook:

Some teenage boys who wanted to hassle my daughter decided to egg our house yesterday afternoon. Sheesh. Trouble is, I don't live in a house, I live in a building with 19 other apartments! Most of the mess ended up trashing the upstairs neighbor's place! But we had a hilarious time getting to know the upstairs neighbors while cleaning up the mess (two very nice soldiers just returned from Iraq).We had no hoses, so one of the young men stood on the ladder we had and we threw bucket after bucket of water up on the siding! I haven't laughed so hard in ages! 2 hours ago

August 16th: Okay, I am done with the hot weather. I'm ready for cool and cozy, warm fires and hot chocolate, rain pattering on windows and my big fluffy bathrobe! Gee, I think I must be from Washington!

August 8: Well, the pie is done and the applesauce is cooling in the frig...not sure I can wait until John gets home at 8:30 to dig in!!

August 8: When we moved out of our house, I mourned the loss of our two apple trees, and all the wonderful applesauce and pies...and lo and behold, Dad brings over enough apples from his tree yesterday for a couple pies and a small batch of that's what I'm gonna do now...heading for the kitchen!!! Yippee!

July 24: John and I ventured out of town today on a very rare Saturday that we both have off! We drove up to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens...pretty, but whew! it was HOT driving home!

July 10: Working on my newest design tonight. Doing alot of "put three stitches in, take three stitches out"...having a hard time getting it to gel. Think I better put it away till tomorrow!

July 3: We had so much fun at Cirque Du Soliel this afternoon (before all the added excitement of fireworks and then a car nearly landing in our house, see earlier post). Thank you Alli and Chris for blessing us with a wonderful afternoon!

July 3: Our angels were doing their jobs protecting us tonight as a drunk driver jumped the curb and nearly drove into our apartment! I was in the kitchen and John was in the bedroom (the windows you see in the pictures) when it happened! Then both occupants of the car decided to run, John spent about 20 minutes chasing the driver and actually caught up with him. The passenger is still out there, but the driver is spending the night at the courthouse! Totally destroyed the beautiful chestnut tree outside our window! Whew! Too much excitement for one night!
Well, my blog anniversary came and went last month. I can hardly believe it's been 5 years that I have been blogging. And so, in honor of my blogaversary, I am posting, as per my tradition, pictures of daisies from my garden. This year, I had to go to our old house and bother the renters to get the pictures, so this will probably be the end of this tradition for me...I guess I will need to plant some daisies at our future home, or come up with some new tradition. Here's to ya!