Monday, August 22, 2016

A riot of rose hips

Lopez Island, Washington
Monday, August 22, 2106

Late summer is here, but somehow the proliferation of rose hips marks the coming of fall for me. Blue, blue skies, a chill in the air, and more rose hips than I ever remember seeing before...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Shades of Jordan

Seattle,Washington
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Popped into Trader Joe's this morning and was delighted to find it's fig season again. Reminds me a LOT of our time in Jordan--where figs rule supreme!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Job site tour on a sunny Seattle day

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Spent this afternoon on a job site tour sponsored by a local trade association. Fantastic views and lots to learn about how these buildings are put together. I even managed to ride the "manlift" up 12 stories without being too terrified. A spectacular day for it, too.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Limoncello!

Moisburg, Germany
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Nearing the end of our three week adventure in northern Europe. Currently enjoying some REALLY lovely limoncello concocted by my host from lemons he brought home from Mallorca. That is, the taste of southern Europe enjoyed here in the north... Wow, good stuff!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Barefoot park

Egestorf, Germany
Monday, August 1, 2016

Yes, here we stand atop bits of crushed glass -- just one of the many sensations for our feet that we experienced at the Barefoot Park this afternoon (Barfußpark Egestorf). Some sensations were certainly more interesting and/or pleasant than others, but this particular one was challenging indeed! (We also tried mud, pine cones, stones, bricks, logs, grass, sand and more...)

Monday, July 4, 2016

Long-arm quilting

Seattle, Washington
Monday, July 4, 2016

Yesterday I got the chance to try using a long-arm quilting machine for the first time. Kinda scary at first, but I was pleased with the results. Thanks, S!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Quilt Camp, Day 4

Lake Chelan, Washington
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Featherweight is packed up and I'm almost ready to hit the road. One last swim in this glorious lake. A giant thanks to L & B who made it all possible--and to the other ladies for their fine company!