Saturday, February 02, 2008

It's Gone

For the most part the ice and snow that blanketed our area this past week is gone. My high schooler got two snow days which I believe they'll have to make up at the end of the year. Of course, my homeschooled kids kept right on with their studies, with some time off for shoveling and play. The Cascade Mtns. are still being bombarded with a huge snowfall, receiving over five feet just this week and completely closing the main interstate highway with no opening in sight at this time.

So with I-90 closed over Snoqualmie Pass, yesterday DH and I took the Columbia Gorge route over to Suquamish, Washington, which is just across the Sound from Seattle. It's the long way, but much more relaxing to travel in rain showers than snow blasts! We made a stop at the Apple store in downtown Portland to have the Geniuses take a look at my malfunctioning ipod nano. Good thing I made my reservation with the guys ahead of time via their website or else I would have had a two hour wait! But they were very personable, friendly and helpful and we walked out with a replacement - yay!!

We're here for a Super Bowl party that the insurance agents association DH belongs to hold each year. Football fans we're not, but it's a fun party!

I've been working on that christening gown. Here is the embroidery on the sleeves. Check back for more updates soon.

15 comments:

debijeanm said...

The embroidery is breathtaking!

Linen Stitcher said...

Your stitches on the embroidered flowers are just perfect!! I hope you'll share a picture of the christening gown when it's finished. I bet it will be fabulous!

Mary said...

Only one word, exquisite!!

Vonna said...

The embroidery looks stunning Von...can't wait to see it all...your a talented lady!

Sharon said...

This is just amazing! What a treasure this is sure to become in your family!!!

Connie said...

You're lucky you made it through the Gorge! I heard I-84 was closed for awhile too!

Nice looking boullions! I think I'll skip the super bowl tomorrow. Don't much care about it this year.

Be sure and call me before you come over next time!

Andrea said...

Oh Von, that christening gown is just gorgeous.

Barbara said...

I'm speechless - your embroidery is just so stunning!

Elisabeth Braun said...

Surface work, hurrah! Lookin' good!

Stitchingranny said...

Truely beautiful stitching. I hope to visit again and watch your progress on this beautiful gown.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the peek at the christening gown - the embroidery is awesome!

Dawn said...

I love the icicles pic! Your stitching is amazing on the gown!!

Sharon said...

Such beautiful embroidery! I can't wait ti see completely finished!

Dianne said...

I agree with all-gorgeous embroidery and I love the colors.

Lelia said...

Oh, so very beautiful : )