Monday, October 7, 2013

A Four Hour Vacation

After lots of rainy weather, there was a miraculously sunny weekend here in Northwest Oregon!  I had what I thought was the great idea of a family outing at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island.  However, once we got there.....ugh!  The crowds, the lack of parking and the long waits inspired the Incredible Digit Husband to suggest that we skip the pumpkins altogether and drive further down the road.  With a parking permit and some food and drink in hand, we made our way to the beach - the river beach, that is! 

There's not normally these type of waves on the river but thanks to a variety of boats and ships passing by the kids got to play in the waves quite a bit.  They loved it!


Honestly, the whole time we were there was like being on vacation.  There were hardly any people there so we did feel like we had the whole beach to ourselves.  Except for..............

The Mermaid and..........

 The Sea Serpent!

 It was a great way to wrap up the weekend especially since we woke up to rain this morning.  If the weather newscasters are to be believed there is a little more sun to enjoy next weekend.  Let's hope they're right!

Monday, September 23, 2013

A New (Writing) Leaf

I've been reading a few blogs that I haven't checked in quite some time and, of course, then remind myself that I also have a blog that I haven't checked in, oh, about a year!  While I would never be accused of having nothing to say, I certainly don't write in this venue with any regularity.  Should I keep going with it?  I do like having this as a place to have my knitting patterns/info/etc. but I don't really update that either.  

So here's the experiment.  I'm going to schedule myself to write here at least once a week and see what I can keep up.  

As of right now I'm getting ready to announce a new needle felting class at All About Yarn (info soon).   A winter landscape on a pre-felted wool bag with lots of details.  I'm really looking forward to sharing this project.  

Also, Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival is right around the corner.  I'll be at my usual spot in the Carolina Homespun booth.  All my fiber friends, come 'round and say hello!

Until next week, here's a pic from the Washington County Fair from this summer.  I need a little reminder of summer now that fall has officially arrived and the weather has decided to comply with that description.  I'm really not ready for cold and blustery yet.