Finally a new post! It's been a bit crazy here. First, much to my surprise, my sister and BIL arrived on my birthday and made it extra special. Then we had a terrible heat wave. One day the temperature at our house was almost a record setting 109 degrees, and keeping our plants alive was a challenge. However, we used some of the hot weather to get out of town, and we've also taken lots of walks in our local woods to keep cool.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Happy Flag Day! That photo of Mt. Rainier was taken about a week ago, and since then it's been pretty rainy. That day it was really hot (for here), so we went to Coulon Beach to take our walk. The day before on our walk in our neighborhood, we watched a bunch of crows chasing a hawk! This time we saw turtles and a heron.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Now that this project has been finished and delivered, I can finally share it. When I saw this kit, I knew it would be just perfect for our organist who is retiring next Sunday after 30+ years at our church. He also plays the piano, and his wife is an amazing flute player. It took a long time to stitch though.
And I actually completed a pair of socks as well as another bracelet.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
On an afternoon last month, we looked our our window and saw this deer lounging in our backyard.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
In case you haven't guessed, things here have been kind of crazy. Early in March I fell and was hobbling around for a while. Plus, we did quite a lot of child care for our daughter's two kids; she is working at home, and after school restarted Max and Stella had to be picked up mid-morning and then they had online classes during the day each Wednesday. We had lots of fun doing things in the afternoons, taking walks and even an adventure at one of our local parks. It's in the middle of our town and is a working farm with goats, sheep, and horses plus a few chickens.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
On the way home from getting our second COVID shot we caught a glimpse of the new moon!
Since then we've had some really nice days, so we've been exploring the local trails. We started out with a trail built where there were originally rail road tracks and did a few sections over four different days. Most recently we walked on the part of the trail that goes through our town.
Much to our surprise we came upon this art called "Nails. It's on the trail that passes The Soun Transit light rail link in Bellevue. Just prior to that, the trail splits and passes a very marshy area where we saw these ducks.
Yesterday because it was cloudy we just walked on our neighboring hills. A couple of days ago though we decided to check out another trail called the Lake to Lake. We haven't walked on a lot of it, but it seems to connect with the lakes in our city.
We did go to Phantom Lake and also saw Phantom Creek on a side trail. There are lots of houses around this lake but we found one spot where we saw some folks with their bikes; they'd actually been wading Brrrr! On the street side, we saw a Monkey Tree! They have the strangest looking fruit.
And then we saw the most amazing outdoor train layout. Have you ever seen anything like this outside?
Today we walked in the other direction on this part of the trail, but I will save those photos for another post. I did, however, finish one whole project in February! Another bracelet. These are so fun to do.
The quilt and counted X stitch aren't close to being done though. Enjoy the rest of your week!