Sheesh, I have been gone awhile. I'm in training 9.25 hours a day - sitting at a computer. When I am not at work I don't want to be on the computer..... it is making my blog life suffer. Training is ok - lots to remember. By the end of the week I am exhausted. I do have a few finished to show but first my adventure....
My first birthday gift is this nightlight from Ikea - it's name is Spöka (it means ghost)
Haflinger. I have always wanted a pair but they are so expensive. My Gram had a pair but my feets was too big (yes, I meant to say feets) - I did buy a used (hardly used - worked out well for me) pair from EBAY once. I still have them but the back on one is ripped. They have so many different styles now - all cute! They are boiled wool and cork.
The Silver Cloud Hotel in Seattle
Maggianos - the only one in Washington - one of my favorites!! It was a really great time!! Poor guy had a diverticulitis flair up this week so he wasn't feeling great but he still had a good time!!
I found an article online on accident called "The 50 most beautiful Starbucks in the World" I had sent it to Scott the week before the trip and so he planned on taking me to the one in Seattle we hadn't been to (we've been to the main Starbucks) It's called Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room I don't know what I expected - but not this!! It is a very pretty location - they roast coffee there and have some crazy drinks that you can't get at any other Starbucks!
I had a hazelnut Bianco and Scott had coffee with ice cream in it - delicious!! We spent two hours in this place!!
The next morning we walked through Pike Market - ate breakfast and then headed home
The Crumpet Shop
Look how close they park your cars in the lots - the guy who parks them is Houdini. I know I said it before but I had a wonderful time!! I've never had a secret birthday trip before. I asked Scott how he would ever top that great gift - then I said maybe you will just have to give up and get me paperclips next year because it can't be topped HAHA!
I did have some finishes in the last few weeks. Right now I am working on some acorns - I will show you next time -
hopefully fully finished. I haven't finished the wreath by Victoria
Sampler yet and my rotation fell apart. Eh - what are ya gonna do?
continental stitch instead of the half stitch. ugh.
So, for the 4th of July we decided to stay home - it was a work night and we had been told that if you do go out, know that everybody goes and it will take you hours to get home. We didn't need to go anywhere - every other house all the way around us had city sized fireworks. My car was covered with ashes the next day. It went on ALL day long. They were nice and promptly stopped at midnight though. I was worried they were going to catch one of the houses on fire. It was like a war zone out here!! We saw some pretty ones from our porch and felt the debris rain down on us - that is how close they were!! Crazy - never seen anything like it!
Scott also had a birthday but I didn't get him anything as good as a trip!! I bought him some stuff from a band he wanted, a book and a season of Game of Thrones. We went to a really good Italian restaurant in Vancouver called La Bottega - we had a Gorgonzola cheese cake (savory) that was slap your momma good!!! We overate - like we may never see food again!! Scott and Ryder had beer from Germany and they both really liked it. I had ordered him some Salted Caramel Roos from a place called The Kettle House in Iowa - we stopped there once on a trip - they came too early and so we had already eaten them! We had desert and coffee at the restaurant though!
Well kids, that catches me up. I hope you are all having a fun summer! thanks for stopping by!!