Sunday, February 15, 2015

Seasons on the march

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, February 15, 2015

Popped over to Safeway this morning to do a bit of grocery shopping and found Easter well on its way--as the detritus of Valentine's Day was rudely yanked from the shelves. Ah, the ceaseless march of the shopping seasons!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

A train kind of morning

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, February 14, 2015

THIS was the morning that A announced we should play with trains, after months of no trains. Out came the meters and meters of track and all the old friends -- including one just in time for Chinese New Year...

Friday, January 23, 2015

#36

Seattle, Washington
Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday night and the parents get dinner out! Where do they head? Vietnam House in the International District. Excellent food, quick service, and #36 (Grilled Lemongrass Chicken on cold noodles) is always good. As are the rest of the BĂșn dishes...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We love Goodwill

Seattle, Washington
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wandering through Goodwill today to look for a few items when I noticed this arrangement in the plastics section. Here is the work of someone who takes pride in their work!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Diorama

View from the front
Olympia, Washington
Monday, January 19, 2015

Spent most of the morning indoors playing, despite the cold SUNNY weather outside: A was intent on finishing her nature diorama. 







...and from the back

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The mittens live on

Fixed and ready to go
Olympia, Washington
Sunday, January 18, 2015

These mittens came home for a repair job after more than a decade of service. I wasn't entirely sure they could be saved but new thumbs were knitted and holes were darned. Mission accomplished. I think we will consider replacements in 2025: 52 in '25!


Getting a new thumb...


Darning the holes...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sewing, sewing, sewing

T's baby quilt
Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Two weeks of sewing and four projects complete. Happy to be home and reunited with my Featherweight...
Napkins for A
Curtains for the basement

A new dress for A