Hey there everyone!! Well DH and I decided to take a day/road trip yesterday after signing for our refinancing of our home...got a lower rate and will save alot of money as we refied for 20 years instead of thirty and our payment is the same..gotta love that..the gentleman came to our house to do the signing..that was kind of nice..well after that we had a nice breakfast and set out for a drive..we headed across the hood canal bridge and went to Quilcene and through Union, shelton and belfair..we drove about 170 miles yesterday with our little Tucker man in tow..it started off kind of cloudy, mild and a little drizzly..but ended up warm, humid and muggy..but we enjoyed the day together..we haven't done anything in a very long time..felt weird too..but we enjoy our day trips seeing the scenery and houses..didn't stop at any antique stores as they weren't posted well and we were cruising down the highway and didn't want to turn around...
Does anyone have Madrona trees where they live? we have them here and love how they grow..and this was the only pit stop as we had to go to the bathroom and I had to take this photo..the rest are on the road..These are great firewood too as they burn soooo hot..looks like it it going to fall down.but this is how they grow in these parts..;)
This is some sort of hdro plant..I just thought it was a neat building..
views of the snow capped mountains..everytime I wanted to get a great shot..the camera had to think about it and we were driving..so I didn't get the best shots that I wanted to share..mmmmnnn!!!
there were a lot of beautiful homes along the union/shelton area..they are all on the waterfront side and gorgeous..would love to tour all of them..
we did hit one TS that my best friend Kimmy has taken me too..this was in Belfair and it has expanded..wasn't a whole lot there..but I picked up this VHS tape for my mom..have you all see this one? I love ma and pa kettle and love seeing their home..love the oldies..
picked up some wood paddles great for painting on and putting the old labels onto..
love the round one.:)
stopped at Walmart for more towels to embroider on..
Stopped at Joanns for more felt to make penny rugs..I have a question to those out there that make these..do you double back the rug itself to hide the stitching..trying to figure out how you all do it..this is my first time at this..and I would like to do them right..
I also picked up some of the stiffer felt to make tags with..I can embroider on these and cut them out and put a gromet and string on top..After shopping we headed to Bainbridge Island and had a great mexican dinner..oh boy was it good..haven't been out to dinner in a very long while or had great mexican food...we then stopped and got our DQ blizzards..we got the peanut buster flavor of the month..had to use my coupon before it expired...:)
Look what was on my doorstep when we got home yesterday..I had been watching these on Ebay and I missed it..but no one had bid on these halloween cuties..so I sent a message to her asking if she was still willing to sell them..she gave me a great deal on all of this..$25.00 plus shipping..I love to decorate for halloween and I can't wait to do so now..what a treat these will be at halloween..I love the whimsical, folkart nature of these...
these come from Debbie Henry of Barefoot Primitives...I have her kitty pattern that I just love doing..and I love these little stump dolls as well..they are made with burlap..I love how she used the colors to make these..there is also a little hay bale that came with this...she did a wonderful job on these and she should have certainly gotten more for them..but I will treasure these always..;)
Also in this great box of goodies was a halloween towel with a little recipe for Pumpkin from scratch printed on fabric and sewn onto the towel..it is a little wall hanger...this will look so cute in my kitchen come fall.;)
and I got this little extra goodie as well..I love these little tablets...great for sending thank you notes on...Well our rain is back today...kind of dreary..but I gotta tell you..I love these dreary days once in awhile..I get to stay inside and not feel guilty when I sew or just want to take a break from the day..and our gardens need it..seems they grow so much better when it rains...well I hope you all have a wonderful day..I will be back to share "whatcha working on wednesday"...:)