Saturday morning I got up early to drive up to Spokane where my church has the annual women's retreat at the gorgeous Bozarth Mansion, a retreat center of Gonzaga University, arriving just in time for our speaker's first session. The subject of the sessions was a study of Elisha, which was so interesting. For lunch, I went with a few ladies downtown to The Davenport Hotel, which opened in 1914 and has been beautifully restored!
|Dining room and Lobby at the Historic Davenport Hotel|
I was lucky to have two of my three daughters at the retreat. Daughter Melanie is preparing to drive to Sedona, Arizona for a plein air festival, but Mystie and Kirsten were there.
|Me, Mystie, Kirsten|
|Brew Haha by Plum Street Samplers (a freebie)|
What a fun design to stitch and quick too!
Today the November design for the Joyful World SAL came out so I'll be kitting that up tonight. I love the peacock!
The sky is a beautiful blue, but last night we got a lot of rain - actually record setting rain for our area. We got anywhere from one inch to a half inch of rain. Many of you would scoff that such a small amount would set a record, but remember, we're in the desert! Yep, not all of Washington State looks like Seattle - we're more like Nevada. It's a real blessing to get the moisture for the winter wheat and other agricultural products we grow.
As I'm rejoicing in the rain here, I'm praying for so many who have had their homes ravaged by Hurricane Matthew and the effects of the flooding, especially for the people of Haiti. Our nephew and family in the Daytona Beach area are back in their home and the damage was not bad for them and we're very grateful for that!
I hope you have a wonderful day and week!