Sunday, August 30, 2009

Toot! Toot!

Yes, that's me tooting my own horn. I know..."Pride goeth before the fall." It's done. I entered it in the county fair. I won some ribbons. Now I can take it to my daughter in Maine.

It's the Seascape Shawl. I fittingly used hand spun merino and seacell. Seacell is a man made fiber from seaweed. I also strung some cream coloured beads on one of the plies. Occasionally you find you would occasionally would find a pearl on the beach. Yeah, that happens a lot, eh?

The last time I entered a dubbelmossa in a competition (12 years ago), I won some ribbons and it also went to my daughter. At least she's getting the best of what I'm doing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Boston Harbor, Washington

After coming all the way from Tennessee, I was anxious to see the Pacific Ocean. What does one do after driving all day? They go for a ride in the car! It wasn't disappointing. Look at the jewel we found. It was one of the more memorable days of our trip. I can't believe I forgot to add it before Vancouver. Obviously, it was meant to be.

With the bonus of a store and seating....
where we could look at this!
Les already is taking on the salty look.
We tried a local brew...excellent!
And here's Annie....
and Tom...
and Bruce.
We looked pretty stressed, eh?
Our local pirate is watching over us so we don't get in trouble.
This appears to be the mascot for the harbor.
The statue has come to life.
This is Scotty...from Scotland. He and his family moved here years and years ago.
He graciously joined us for a drink and captured our hearts with some of his life's tales.
It was a pleasant end to our day.