Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Catching up to Myself
First I'll start with a giveaway that I won from Fanciful Devices whose work I totally admire.
Even her packaging has that special quality to it.
I can definitely see rocking these with the new kimono I scored at the thrift shop in Bisbee.
This kimono is 100% silk shibori tie dye with miniscule gathers throughout the piece.
In the background you can see a portion of the shed that I'm in the process of turning into a little gift shop for the Alaska Highway travelers coming through.
Oh, did I mention this was only $19!
That's 11.73 British Pounds
or 17.98 AUS or
I thought I'd fill you in on a few scenes from our road trip home last month.
A shot of my sister's place by Greenlake area Seattle
The ferry trip home
Folks camp on deck or sleep on lawn chairs in the solarium but we opted not too because we forgot camp pads, Instead we spent three nights on cushioned benches in the aft lounge which unfortunately had lights on night and day, We saved some money by not getting a cabin though.
"We beave" said the beavers on the Alaskan Highway
I kind of liked this shot of our jam packed truck on the last day of our journey.
And for the excitement of the week, this is the jeweler's bench that our neighbor just
Now I can tappity tap, punch and drill without getting into my glass area.
This post was a lesson in patience on a low pressure/low energy day that sent me to a cup of Typhoo (yes caffeinated) tea which is the first I've had in over a month and a half.
In the hour it's taken me to upload photos the sun has since broken out and beckoned me outside and we're enjoying a most glorious spring and advent of summer here with a rapid greenup and temps that promise to be in the high 70's ( that's 26 degrees C)
To top that off it stays that way well into the evening since the midnight sun shines ever into the late hours. I absolutely adore that about summertime here.