Are We Walking to Alaska

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

Sunday, September 29, 2019


We decided to take a drive down to Fir Island in Skagit County to see if any Snow Geese had arrived.  It seems a bit early - but with all the snow north of here we hoped we might spot some.
 We only saw one small flock - but it was so exciting!!!  We followed them for quite a ways until they took off over some hills and we lost them
 The sound of Snow Geese is unmistakable and we could hear them calling as they circled back and forth above us!

 The clouds and sun came and went - giving us wonderfully different views of them flying by.

 We never did see them land - perhaps they flew over to the bay, but it was enough just to have seen some of the first ones to return for the winter.  We'll definitely go back and see the huge flocks that overwinter here.

Do you have any special bird flocks that overwinter in your area?
Of course we had to stop at Snow Goose Produce Stand - where they offer "immodest size ice cream cones".  We got one to share - Chocolate Truffle.  It was more that the two of us could possible eat - and it was the one scoop size - wonder what the two scoop size looks like.  We also stocked up on their organic produce - such a great variety, even this time of the year.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Craft Show - Bloedel Donavan Park

Saturday - September 28th  - Don't miss it!
Local Peeps - Don't miss out on the fun.
We'll be selling our array of handmade items this Saturday - Sept. 28th at the Bloedel Donovan gym! Plenty of free parking and lots of interesting booths - come get a jump on gift shopping!

Everything that we feature in our Etsy Shop  and MORE - will be featured in our booth.
Beccy (Mimi) will be at the booth all day - stop in and say hello and shop to your heart's content!

Felt Light Sabers
Crocheted Hats for Dolly and Me
Felt play food
Painted Stones

Thor's Hammer (soft toy)
Cupcake Pincushions
Bowl Cozies - for hot or cold food

and more - come and make your selections early

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday Wee Ones

Our grandson Donnie is playing soccer now (he's the one that lives in West Virginia).

 Left side of the photo (with blue legs)
 He's the goalie!!!
And a year or so ago - his mom sent me a sweet bag full of doll clothes for Donnie Doll (don't they look alike?)
 One of the outfits was a darling soccer outfit - complete with a soccer ball and Nikes

Our grandson is also a Cub Scout - and our daughter-in-law sent me this Cub Scout uniform for my birthday this year.  Donnie Doll likes to wear his uniform.
 And next year Donnie wants to start playing baseball - so of course Donnie Doll wants to play also - along with his sisters.  I sewed their uniforms.

 Batter Up!!!
School Picture - 2019

Donnie also plays basketball - guess we'd better get busy on a basketball uniform.  It's hard to keep up that busy little boy.  He is in third grade now!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hand Embroidered Tea Towels

Sharing again, an older blog post.

Recently a dear friend asked me to again show the tea towels that I embroidered.  This was a few years ago - I really had a blast doing them.

The patterns are Aunt Martha patterns - still available from the original company.  Just don't buy them from ebay - the prices there are a tad outrageous - and they are probably getting the patterns from Aunt Martha (Colonial Patterns) and reselling to unsuspecting shoppers who don't know they are still currently in production)

So let's look at the dish towels.
This is the first set I made - these are for me.
Each maiden has a hat and matching trim on her skirt of appliqued fabric
With buttonhole embroidery
Happy little birds have a busy week

Tea time

Kittens on the go

Raggedy Ann - busy all week

Playful puppies

Silly dishes - singing and dancing

Sassie Susie - helpful all week

Mice - hard at work

Turtles having a good time

 I did a few sets of just two towels  - chickens
 Zany dishes

 And I had to do a set of teddy bears

Do you call them tea towels - or dishtowels?

All the patterns are still available from Aunt Martha's - the company I've been using since I was a kid.  You find them at 

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