Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ramblings

I'm starting off today with the signature quilt that I made for my DS and DIL. The pink and navy blue were the colors of their wedding. I paper-pieced the squares, which were about 3 inches finished. All the guests at their wedding signed a square at the reception. I didn't have quite enough blocks to finish the pattern, so you can see that I added some with hearts on them, and also some with quotes from the wedding vows, plus one or two with their names, the date and the place where they were married. I think it came out really well. Sorry this picture is blurry, but it's the only one I have. You can't see it, but their friends did some amazing drawings and fun stuff with their signatures. It's a lot of fun to look at.

I didn't realize until I posted this quilt that the two quilts were the same pattern! Funny how some distance will bring those things to your attention.

I've been meaning to post more often, but somehow it just hasn't worked out. This week was really busy. Monday we had the DGDs. Wednesday we spent all day out doing errands. That's when I found this little cutie. I have a collection of bunnies, and he had to come home with me. Even better was that he was on sale for 75% off! He cost me $2.73 including tax! (That's the best deal I've gotten in quite a while.) He's about 12 inches tall.

On Thursday we played hookie and went to the beach with our friend K. We had a good time, ate lots of wonderful food, and saw lots of wonderful sights. Here are a few of them:


Gray's Harbor Light Station. As you can see, the day started out cool and cloudy, a common occurance in Washington. We had lunch at Bennett's in Grayland, and they had the most delicious Chicken Cashew Salad with dried cranberries. Lots of cranberries are grown in this area, which they call the Cranberry Coast.


This just amazes us former Californians. If you look closely, you can see that there's two cars on the beach. We can't believe that you can drive on the beaches here! And you can also see that the gray clouds started going away, and we got actual sunshine! Whoo Hoo! It felt so good. We actually got out of the car and walked on one of the beaches. Windy and chilly, but really nice. Got some Vitamin D!
We've actually had sun for the last 3 days or so - not all day, but for at least half of the day. There's hope that summer will actually arrive!


A pretty little cove, seen from the lighthouse in the next picture.


North Head Lighthouse, looking north. Apparently you can stay overnight in the lightkeeper's accomodations which is a beautiful old house just a stone's throw from here. There was so much Queen Anne's Lace around here, and bigger than I've ever seen it. Some of it was taller than my 6 foot DH! Just beautiful - I love it.


Looking south from near the lighthouse. If you look closely, you can see the rock jetty that delineates where the Columbia River comes out into the Pacific Ocean.
This was as far south as we got, about a 4 hour drive home! A long, tiring day, but it was a lot of fun.
I will try to post more often from now on. We'll have to see how that goes!

3 comments:

  1. I like bunnies, Sharon, but to heck with him - I want the quilt behind him! Love the lighthouses, too. Your pictures remind me of some of the places we visited in Maine a couple of years ago. I think that's been my favorite trip ever - that eastern coastline just captured my heart. Blessings, marlene

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  2. Love the photos, the quilt, but most of all, the bunny - that little fella just needed a quilt-y home to feel safe.

    And I agree about the wonderful quilt behind him - that's a keeper also!

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  3. It's hard to believe those 2 quilts were the same pattern. I think that makes a great memory from the wedding. The day is kind of a blur because there is so much going on so it's nice to be able to go back and read and enjoy later.
    Thanks for all of the scenery. I'll probably never make to that part of the country so I can enjoy it from your point of view.

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