Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mostly Cross Stitch!

Tomorrow is the day we share our SAL, "Away We Ride".  The DH and I are planning a bit of a road trip so I won't be able to post my progress.  So I decided to do it today.  Plus, I wanted to show you the beautiful frame from Valley House Primitives that I have used to frame "Salute to Abigail". I love the way it looks!

 If you like traditional framing, I think they are the best.  I can't find frames like this anywhere else.

 This photo is more true to the color of the frame.

By the end of this evening, I hope the right border will be finished.  I am busy with another project for my dear friend who had knee replacement 4 weeks ago.  That has slowed this one down a bit.

 I'm sure you are all tired of hearing me complain about our heat!  We did break the record on Mon. with temps of 97 degrees!  That evening we took our lawn chairs and went over to sit and read by the water.  The fires have created beautiful sunsets. I would gladly give up the sunsets for the fires to end!

Thanks for joining me and I hope you all have a great end of the week and a good week-end!  I hope to have some interesting photos from our little road trip to share with you next week!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

It's Hot In Seattle

I thought you might like to see what people do in normally cool, beautiful Seattle, when the weather turns HOT! They head to the water.  We did too!

 Mt. Baker, one of our volcanoes! About 50 miles away.

 The beautiful Cascades

 We will be back to our volunteer jobs at the lighthouse in Aug.  The nasty old knee is getting better.

 I love this picture of Seattle in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.  I think it should have a title, " Don't sweat the small stuff and most things are small!!"

 The kids know how to cool off!

And so do the dogs!

 I have a really  hard time picking my own flowers so when I saw the sign, "U -Pick dahlias"  I was hooked.  My DH navigated some back roads to find the little farm. 12 flowers for $4 what a deal!!!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Remember, I am trying very hard to send Summer to those of you who are missing it! Have a great week!