Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cross Stitch and Day Trip!

Thanks so much for taking a look at my 4th of July stitching and decorating.  I truly enjoy doing both for this holiday.  I did a bit less stitching because I was working on Hannah's birth sampler.  I have as much done on her sampler as I can until I see her room.  Then I will add the color.  It looks very green now.  I was looking for something to stitch until we go to Alabama.  I decided on a cute little design that I saw on a blog last Halloween.  I ordered it right away!  It is called, "A Wicked Plant(All Hallows Eve).  The design is by Barbara Ana Designs. I also have the new PS Halloween designs coming so even though it is July, I'm getting in a  mood for fall stitching.
Last week our DD, Laurie, took us on a great adventure.  We had never gone to Seattle's International District.  That is a favorite part of town for Laurie and her husband. We went to a famous  restaurant that we had seen on the  Anthony Bourdain program when he visited Seattle.  I hope you enjoy the pictures. If you are looking for a great read about this part of Seattle, I recommend "The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet." It really gives you a picture of this area during WW2.

 I think this is so cute!!

 Lunch at the Green Leaf!

This kind of says it all!

 The area was full of interesting little shops and many restaurants.

I have no idea what people do with these dry little fish!

 A gate into the area.

 I hope you enjoyed seeing Seattle's interesting International District!

We had quite the escort on the ferry home!  Actually this is not alarming, they do this quite often.
I hope you are all having a great week-end and had a wonderful 4th!!!


  1. Thanks for the tour.
    I'm not sure we want to know what is done with those little dry fish. Eeewwwww

  2. Aren't internatiomal areas of city's just so cool?

    That looks like a nice little stitch!

  3. I loved The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet! I read it last year - and of course, I love Seattle too. Your little Hallow e'en project looks like a treat. I like anything with thanks for pointing me in that direction.

  4. Oh I like Barbara Ana and you've picked out a great design. Enjoyed touring International District too - the dragon is very cool.

  5. Really a great tour through the international area of Seattle. I loved the gate as a sort of entrance. Looks cool. Thanks for the pictures.
    OH my, that Barbara Ana design is so great, it went straight to my wish list.

  6. the barbara ana design is very cute -living in taiwan i can tell you what they do with those dried fish as ive eaten enough lol! they use it as a dried food snack usually cooked with a bit of sugar and whatever other ingredients they decide to add such as chillis and peanuts, yummy and makes a good high calcium snack as you are eating the entire fish - Amanda

  7. Great new project!
    Thanks for sharing the pics of your adventure.

  8. Hi Barb!
    I am looking forward to your new start, I love this and need to start mine too.
    What a great trip to Seattle. I love exploring.

  9. of course i love the halloween sampler! i always enjoyed that area of seattle so much. i have several large asian urns i bought there and shipped back.

  10. Every time I check your blog and see that cute wooly Heron I smile, Barb--we have a Great Blue Heron who visits our pond daily and I just love watching him :)

    Thanks for the International District tour--really interesting especially since I just finished (and loved!) Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, myself :)

  11. LOVE the Halloween sampler! These make me want to up sticks and move closer so I can have lessons! I must show my son your trip - he loves anything Asian! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Loved the little tour through the International District! What a cute Halloween design - I don't think I've ever heard of this designer before. :)

  13. Cute Halloween sampler ! Might have to buy that one ;) Can't wait to see yours !
    Great photos of your day !