Monday, June 24, 2013

A Great Day and an Error!

First, thanks to all of you who commented on my samplers.  At the end of this post there will be a bit more on Hannah's birth sampler. First, I have some great photos to show you from Sat.  I think I'll just let the piatures do the talking.

 This is where our day started.  It was our Sat. to be docents at the lighthouse.  You can see the beautiful day we had by looking at that blue sky.  We had 167 visitors!!

Even the Cascades many miles away were visible.

Mt. Rainier is even further away but was visible through the window of the lighthouse.  

After we were finished, we stopped in Poulsbo.  This was the day of the Summer Solstice festival.  I think it is called St. Hans Day. It is always held on the Sat. after the Summer Solstice.

They raise this beautiful pole all decorated with greens and flowers.  After it is up, dances were held around the pole.

Dancers in their Norwegian outfits.
I especially enjoy seeing the children.

Most girls had wreaths in their hair.
 The Vikings parade in and tell a story about the celebration.

Even though it was quite warm they light a bon fire.  It is part of the ritual.
When I got home I added this to the sampler.  Actually what you see is what I put in the next day since I had to frog all of it out on Sat. night after I stitched it.  Because all the info is different, you have to figure your own pattern.  The SBA(a former mechanical engineer) helped me find the middle.  We were wrong!!!!! I learned that frogging over one is even worse than stitching over one!!!!!!!!

She'll be worth every minute of stitching!! But just look at that sweet big brother.  She is one very lucky little girl!!!!!!
Have a great week!