Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mt. Walker Part 2 and a Finish

I hope the week is going well for all of you!  I'm going to finish the photos we took on Sat. on our trip to Mt. Walker. We have been rainy and very cool ever since so I'm glad we took advantage of that nice day. I finished "Penny America " Sun. evening.  Today I got it pressed.  I do love the way it turned out! I think I'm going for a frame.  The new frame shop in town had some very good possibilities.  With Memorial Day coming up this week- end I need to start thinking of my patriotic decorating. The only other news is that my carpel tunnel surgery is scheduled for two weeks from today.  Yesterday the Dr. said the test showed moderate to severe carpel tunnel so it was unlikely to get better on its own.  I'm not going to take any chances with my hand so I'm quite happy to be getting the surgery! I hope it doesn't slow down my needlework for too long!  I guess I can get caught up on reading!

 "Penny America" by Tree of Life Samplings stitched on Weeks Dye Works linen Lt. Cappuccino 32ct. I used the recommended Weeks Dye Works threads.

 On the Mt. Walker trip we saw some lovely wild flowers.  We used a book called "Wildflowers of the Olympics and Cascades" by Charles Stewart-Revised Edition.  This flower is only about 4 inches off the ground.  It is called a Fairy slipper. It is in the orchid family.

 I believe the is a scarlet paintbrush.

  A pioneer violet

 Finally, a woods strawberry.

 There were very few places to eat and the SBA gets very hungry!! This little dive actually had a decent rating. The food was fairly good.

 The above is a Pacific Goeduck!! It is a very large clam.  In Japan it is considered a delicacy.  Some ocean experts are concerned that it might become rare because of over harvesting and selling them to Japan!!

 A little more of the romantic atmosphere of the cafe!!!!!
 Thanks to all of you who take time to read my blog.  I appreciate it so very much! I do love to read each of your comments!


  1. i love goeducks! my husband loves them even more than i do. this is another one of the things i most miss about living in the PNW!

  2. Penny America is just perfect~~ Well done!

  3. Penny America is charming - I look forward to seeing your frame too. Love the wildflowers.

  4. Congratulations! Penny America is pretty. Such beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Good luck on your surgery.


  5. ooooo well done on getting it finished before your surgery which I hope goes really well for you :)
    beautiful wild flowers you found ... not sure about the wildlife though heheheh
    take care :) love mouse xxxx

  6. It' s amazing to finish such work like Penny America with a kind of health problem! Congrats.

    Good luck on your surgery and wish you to be healed more quickly!!!

    From Istanbul with love,

  7. Penny America looks great!! I can't wait to get started. I need to find a piece of fabric.
    I am hoping that the surgery doesn't hold you up to much. I know that you will be glad to have it fixed.
    What beautiful pics. It is so nice that you guys enjoy everything in the area that you live in and get out and explore.

  8. Love your Penny America! Mine's some where waiting to be stitched.

  9. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I will be praying for a speedy recovery from your surgery. :) Beautiful wildflowers - I love the names.

  10. Love your finished piece. I've never really been drawn to patriotic pieces, but lately I keep finding ones hat Inreally want to stitch. This is another for my list...lovely stitching!

  11. Finally getting caught up on my blog reading, Barb! What a weekend away can do to you in terms of being behind on everything at home :)

    Your Penny America finish is so, so joyful--I love it! I really wish I had time to stitch mine this summer, but it sure doesn't look like I'll have it :(

    Thank you for sharing all your beautiful photos of your trip to Mt. Walker. You have the prettiest scenery and wildflowers out there!

    I know you'll be anxious to have the surgery out of the way and get back to pain-free stitching... I'll bet you'll be stitching all you can between now and then :)

    Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend...

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    Take care!