I'm sorry that there is no stitching to report. I have been a little busy and here is one reason why-
Yes, 4 month old little GS#2. His mom just went back to work and I am helping out with his daycare. Just one day a week but it is an exhausting day. When my 9 year old GS#1 was a baby I had a lot more energy.
By the way GS#2 has red hair. DH and I are tickled about it. DH had a full head of red hair when we married 35 years ago. Now he has only a brown fringe around the sides :)
I wanted to tell you a little about this past weekend we spent in Leavenworth, WA. It is NOT the home of the federal prison!
It is a Bavarian-themed village in the mountains of WA state. Since DH is German and plays the accordion, it is the perfect getaway for us. DD#1 and her family came along as well.
This is a look down one end of the main street with a view of a mountain in the background. Do you see the haze? That is smoke from some forest fires in the area. We watched helicopters carrying water back and forth in the mountains all weekend.
We ate lots of good German fare. Schnitzel, spaetzle, red cabbage, bratwurst, etc.
And after our Saturday evening meal we were walking back to our car and what did our ears hear??
Yes, is was a German band called Alpen Folk playing music in the town gazebo. There were polkas and various other songs like Edelweiss from Sound of Music, and a cute little diddy about a famous Austrian actor turned governor :) We stopped and listened until they took a break. DH bought both of their CD's and the music is quite good. We really appreciate the hammer dulcimer because DH's mother used to play one.
There was also an art show going on. And there was a farmer's market on Thursday evening. Horse-drawn carriage rides, too.
And on Sunday morning just before we left for home, out came the "beer wagon"
One other place we visited was a large antique mall in Cashmere, WA called Apple Annies. It was about 12 miles from Leavenworth. Next door in the same building was a restaurant called the 59er Diner. This kitchen vignette was part of the diner décor. Isn't it lovely? Oh, it takes me back.
But this is my favorite photo of the weekend. GS#1 sitting on a stool with a milkshake in his hand. He was great fun and took the store full of "old stuff" in stride. His reward was time in the swimming pool back at our bed and breakfast.
I didn't get a photo of the new Leavenworth Quilt Company quilt store. It just opened in Nov 2013. I spent Friday morning there while the others went horseback riding. Oh, I had more fun than they did!
Now it is back to real life and I put up 16 pints of bread and butter pickles today. I'm also picking out a theme, fabric and threads for a round robin band sampler that will be starting soon with the NW Sampler Guild.
And trying to kit up several of the pincushion dolls.
I have another exciting weekend coming up later this month. I'll keep you posted!