Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gobble Gobble

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! My uncle Joel and Aunt Carol showed up Wednesday afternoon in time to go with me to the airport to get my mom and stepdad. We went to Fogo De Chao Brazilian steak house for Thanksgiving - so much easier than cooking!! The food was fabulous!
left side of the table towards the wall - Joel, Carol, Scott, me. Right side wall to camera-  Ryder, Mom (Diana) and Brian. After we went for a walk along the river and saw a crane - cool!
 I forgot to say it rained the entire time they were here - the ENTIRE time! Friday we went to Multnomah Falls - there were so many people there. We started at the Vista house and went towards Multnomah - Joel and Carol had a long drive back to Cape Perpetua Oregon so they had to leave before we got to Multnomah.

Even in the rain with all the people the falls are amazing! We went to the Bavarian deli - just like when Scott and I went! Mom bought me a German chocolate advent calendar. We lived in Germany for 5 years - army.
The next day we went to the ocean - still raining so there was hardly anybody there. It was beautiful and peaceful. I didn't take one picture! We walked on the beach and drove through some of the towns. Mom and Brian left on Sunday - after a trip to VooDoo Donuts! It was a nice visit!
Scott and I went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them - 3D Imax - there were only about 20 people in the theater - it was great!!
I have a thing for noodle bowl restaurants. I have to try every restaurant in the area - we ate at Ei8ht Noodle (no website) - very good. We ate at Boxer Ramen in Portland mmmmmm

Spicy Red Miso and potstickers

Tonkotsu Shio
Oh that makes me hungry. Tonight I am making potstickers - time consuming but worth it. I usually make them once a year - oddly, it's always around the holidays. I have two finishes - 
Plum Street Sampler - Scary One
 Remember my ice dying fiasco? Here and here. Well I did manage to get the pattern between the splotches

Witches Night Out - With thy Needle and Thread
That is the Vintage Country Mocha  fabric I love so much - not hand dyed (or killed) by me! I wanted to stitch some Christmas things but I need some Classic Colorwork threads and some 40ct fabric for the ones I want to do - drat!! So,  I am currently working on Nora Corbett's Halloween Fairy - you can buy it from Herrschners. It is also in a magazine (Cross Stitch and Needlework Sep 2008) - one I got from Shelly at Arizona Stitcher Fun fun!! Speaking of Arizona Stitcher - I was one of the winners for her anniversary giveaway. Happy anniversary Shelly and thanks so much!! I'm thrilled! I almost missed her post - I try to look at blogs once a day but with family here and catching up on Monday after they left - geez! Did anybody notice the last issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework - winter 2016 is the last one ever - I am sad about that! Poop!
I registered for school this week - full time starting in January. My first semester is all online, we only have one car and the school is an hour away from Scott's work.  The next semester won't be though. That means that I get to go to Vegas in January because I can take my laptop and not miss school. Scott has a work thing so I will mostly be on my own. It will be school, noodle bowls and a cross stitch store - that's my kind of Vegas fun haha!
I can't believe it's 25 days to Christmas - I haven't bought anything, decorated or baked. We have a work Christmas party Saturday. Then we go to Victoria - I can't wait!!  I hope you are having a good holiday season. Thanks for stopping by - Jingle Jingle!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

some things

I am sad. A childhood friend killed herself this week - she suffered from depression. If you feel like killing yourself please contact the suicide hotline because somebody loves you.
I am sad - people I love voted against my rights. Moving away from the sad things.
I was the lucky recipient of a Wisdom with Needle and Thread RAK - I am a lucky girl!!
Beautiful hand painted napkin rings - thread - a pattern and fabulous fabric!! Thanks so much Kim!!
I have a finish - actually two.
Gardener Goode Witch - With Thy Needle
 I fell in love with this witch - her hooked nose and her hat. I made another one to make into a bag!!
 then I made matching little bags - to carry around my specialty threads

which I have been putting onto clothes pins - I saw a designer do this but for the life of me I can't remember who. I think it's so cute!!
Scott and I went to Multnomah Falls this weekend - there is a historic highway and 11 (I think) falls on this road.
Multnomah Falls

Latourell Falls
 see the man in the picture above - we went up there - it was so close the spray was making water drip off my chin and eyelashes and all I could do was stand there and laugh. It was wonderful
Latourell Falls

my dearest

Vista House

Columbia River
  We stopped by Edelweiss Deli - oh my I love that place!!
Scott has an intestinal infection - he is a copycat. He is finally feeling better - last day of pills today. My mom also has an infection - they just want to be cool like me.... she had to do two rounds of meds - stubborn little thing. That is all the things I have to say. I hope you are having a good week and thanks for stopping by!!