Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Sunday, February 26, 2017


Lots of country drives - lots of barns - I've got to get caught up
 Something very new and different - and very pretty
One of my favorites - on the way to  Stanwood, WA 

 Another favorite - it doesn't seem to have much  more time to be able to stand against nature
New metal siding and roof - and one unpainted side 

 No longer used for farming - but well kept
 And a wonderful quilt block on the end of the big barn
 Those lilac bushes will be gorgeous soon.
 One of the mega farms in our area.  These are the reason many of the older barns are left to decay, the land is farmed, the barns are relics.
 And sometimes go wavy

 Long barn - another favorite

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thrift Store Fun

We haven't been to thrift stores for  a long time - and since it was raining this holiday weekend (President's Day today in the U.S - honoring presidents Lincoln and Washington - and others that we admire), we decided to stop at a couple of thrift shops on our day out.
 Lots of fun stuff - squirrel plate for autumn, and the gold depression glass candy dish, white corelle berry bowls - they go with anything
 Lots of reels of ribbon for doll clothes - these came out to about 25 cents a reel.  The little wooden tulips are for a garden for the dolls, and I got 4 doll stands (on the left in the first photo) for 4.99 for all four - which is about 10% of the original cost.
 A deluxe Tripoley game - what a find!  And a better view of the white doll stands on the right.
 And one of my favorites - tulip salt and pepper shakers!

Four pretty glass dessert dishes - shall we have an ice cream sundae?

 And four skeins of yarn - 8 ounces each - for making hats for the homeless for next winter.  This amount of yarn will make at least 10 hats. 
 Extra fun this week - I made 13 1/2 pints of jam - raspberry/apricot and bumble berry (a mix of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry), and a fresh apple cake.  The berries and apricots had been frozen last summer - I like to make jam in the winter and not on the warm summer days.  And any time is a good time for an apple cake.
It was a great weekend

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Barns in a Little Bit of Snow

A few weeks ago we had more snow than usual - and usual is NO snow, so it kept a lot of us homebound until it melted.
 After it melted at our house - and in town (Bellingham) we drove a little north to have a look at some of the barns - and there was still snow in some areas. They got a lot more snow than we did, I'm sure it is all gone by now, but it was fun to try and get some snow in the photos.

 Snow - an open barn, even a horse - and Mt. Baker in the background 
 One of my favorite barns - first time I've seen it with snow on the ground
 Just a little snow left - bet there was plenty inside.

Lots of snow here.
 Mt. Baker behind a snowy barnyard.
 Mt. Baker from one view of this barn.
 And The Sisters from another view, just a tad of snow on the ground
 More Snow and The Sisters

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday Wee Ones - Valentines Day

We're had a very  nice Valentine's Day 
We hope yours was wonderful too.
 We have a basket full of Valentine's  - our friends are so sweet to send them to us

 We can't pick a favorite - we love them all
 And our new book of Valentine paper dolls - we will have so much fun

 Oh Donnie - you silly boy 
you photo bombed our picture

Donnie likes cowboy Valentines

 And now we'd like to put on our aprons and bake you some cookies 
it is time for a Valentine's party
 We're ready
 Heart shaped cookies are perfect

 Careful - they might be hot

 Happy Valentine's Day 
we hope yours was just as wonderful as ours
Donnie says happy Valentine's Day too

Do visitCandy Valentine's fun.