Friday, June 29, 2012

At Pike Place Market

Thank you so much to all of you who read my blog.  I do appreciate it very much.  Well, as promised, I took pictures of the market on our trip to Seattle yesterday.  This is a very busy crowded place but we did have fun.   However, I'm afraid the SBA and I are becoming country people(or just OLD) as we got very tired after a few hours.  Hope you enjoy the photos.

These beautiful bouquets can be had for as low as $10.

It's cherry season!!!!

It's not quite the season for these , but it is coming.  I have a wonderful raspberry U Pick less than 5 minutes from home.  I freeze enough for the whole year.

Fourth of July potato salad ??

Here is the new waterfront attraction.  Can you believe that I heard that opening day is today??(We were there yesterday)

I think the SBA(Super Blog Assistant-he loads my pictures) took a great picture.  I hope you all have a wonderful week-end.  For many of you-stay cool!!! We are cool and rainy-but I'm not complaining!!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Garden and "From Every Mountainside" framed!

Thanks so much to all of you who said such nice things about John Foster and my post at the beach!! We are having a perfect weather day today, 71 and sunny with a bright blue sky.  No beach today though, I have invited our daughter and SIL for dinner on the deck.
 Just in time for the 4th of July, we received our frame from Valley House Primitives.  I love the way they finish a frame. The SBA put "From Every Mountainside" in the frame. I think the colors go very well with the design. We have it hanging in the family room.
 I hope all of you are having a great week! Tomorrow, it's shopping in the city.  I'll try to get some good pics of Seattle!

I have showed pictures of the vine over the garage before.  It's filling in so pretty this year.

My garden is beginning to show nice color. The mock orange is in full bloom so I sat out there and read the other day. The smell was just wonderful!!

Here's the top of "From Every Mountainside.  I put in 1776 instead of 2012. I wanted this piece to honor the revolution.

This shows the frame pretty well.
Thanks again for taking a look!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Garden and a finish!

I want to start by  thanking all of you who take time to read my blog!  I appreciate all of you very much!! Thanks for the wonderful comments about the beach.  It was truly an amazing place. We still are very cool and mostly cloudy.  Our highs are primarily in the 60's.  In spite of that our yard is starting to look great.  We have two Sambucus nigra "Eva" bushes planted in the front yard.  They are just beautiful right now, full of pink flowers! I finished John Foster on Friday!  I'm doing a quick little project, LHN's "Summer Splendor." I decided to make the plunge and order the Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler.  I have never done a mystery sampler, but I do love anything to do with Halloween so I decided I couldn't go wrong! The first chart should be out the beginning of July so I won't start anything too big. I hope this is proving to be a good week-end for all of you!!

 The dark foliage and pink flowers look great with the light green tree in the background. this bush is about 5 feet tall.

 This one is more like a tree.  It's about 12 feet.

 A close up of the flowers.

Here we have the finished John Foster.  I made lots of changes in the thread.  If you are interested, I can let you know about the changes.  This was a great stitch!! I love the way it turned out! Now for a frame!!!