After an all day choir workshop on Saturday, we got up, had a leisurely morning, and then headed to Alderbrook Lodge on the Hood Canal. We got there just in time to watch a very important game and then had a very tasty celebratory dinner.
The next day we walked to the end of the pier which we could hardly see in the dark the night before; just the lights told us it was there. Off in the distance we could see the entrance to this part of the Canal.
Can you imagine Vancouver's ship sailing here so long ago?
This is Alder. S/he used to have a companion named Brook, but Brook passed away a few months ago we were told. Alder seems happy to "decorate" the entrance to the lodge. We didn't meet her/him until just before we left.
Before we headed back home, we did a little exploring. This is the Dalby Waterwheel which has been preserved. The Dalbys brought the wheel from Seattle in the early 1900s to provide electricity to their house. As you can see, moss and ferns do very well in this part of the world! Our exploring took us through Port Orchard and a requisite stop at A Good Yarn and the adjacent Tea Room, and then we headed home. (We did not attend the parade yesterday though, but read that 700,000 other people did. Brave souls!)
Since our return, I did finish this dishcloth and an ear warmer.
This is made from leftover Berocco Brio according to Kathy B's instructions. (I used a size 13 needle and only 13 stitches though.) Hope it fits Sophia!
That's all for now. Back to my Downton Abbey KAL project and maybe even some embroidery. Have a great weekend.