Sunday, June 21, 2009
We also passed a Mountain Fest on our way into town, but by the time we got back to seeing what it was all about, they were folding up tents. We walked back to our car through the park where everyone stopped to climb the dragon. About then, it started to rain again, so we really did head home!
And about the time I was getting ready to check out at the quilt store, I realized that I had been wearing my shirt backward. All day.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Next, we drove into LoDo for some lunch at Illegal Pete's. We parked a few blocks away, and on the way to our destination, I spotted many quilt designs such as this grating around the trees:
After lunch, we walked a little farther down to the Tattered Cover bookstore, which at one point was "the biggest bookstore west of the Mississippi." I don't know that this is the case anymore, and we were sad to note that the top floor is no longer open. What's so great about this store? It's not the prices; it's the creaky floors and the ripply-glass windows, the wonderful little chairs in Children's Books and everywhere else that invite you to sit and look through a book. And they have an excellent selection of not-your-average magazines. (Below, looking through the ripply glass...)
As you walk into the Tattered Cover, you might note that there's a door several feet above your head. And oddly enough, the same thing occurs across the street! If this caused you to think that perhaps the street level in this part of town has changed since it was originally built, you would be correct.
Next, we went to the Capital Hill area to peruse discs at Wax Trax; BFJ was looking for something in particular, but I don't think he found it. While we were there, we stopped in at FashioNation, and Babysitter's Nightmare (Where The Wild Kids Are), and saw the cutest shoes! Good thing I don't have girls but we were tempted to buy some gifts. I like the tile in front of Wax Trax:
In the alley, I spotted a row of pots on a window ledge. Just about then, it started to sprinkle. Ah, what a nice morning; we decided to head on home.
Suddenly! as we were getting on the highway, I remembered that one of my favorite quilt stores had just gotten in a new shipment of holiday fabric. So I asked BFJ if he wouldn't like a little trip to Golden, and off to Golden we went...
Friday, June 19, 2009
I made these little mittens from what was left from my socks. I also have some green and other various bits, so hope to have a nice little pile for ornaments before December.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I still like the blossoms.
Is it too early to talk about Christmas crafts? Unless someone says it is, I hope to be back soon with a picture of a little ornament I knit with left-over sock yarn. And maybe a library bag, if I can ever get everything else done so that I have a moment to sew!
I keep hearing how great my team is doing, although they lost tonight. I haven't had time to sit and watch a game, lately. I'm glad to see they've gotten out of the bottom of the division, at least.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Someone asked me how my Christmas projects are coming along. I finished one last week, and I am so excited that it turned out well. I had to start over twice, and it was something I really wanted to make, but after the second failure, I was beginning to think it was not to be. However, the third time was a charm, and I am glad I took the extra time to get it done. I'm sorry to tease you like this, but as it is a gift, and therefore a secret, I can't show you until December 26th!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The highlight for me was getting to pet Rufus, born earlier this spring (notice his "horn bumps"). He was so soft!
They also had humongous dogs, especially compared to our little guys!
There were lots of beautiful wildflowers. Of course, the wind blew through every time I tried to get a close-up, but I did manage one. I didn't find any Indian Paintbrush on their property, but we did see lots on the drive to and from. We stayed a couple hours and then set off for home, with an invitation to return again sometime. Thanks, Yakpeople!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It has been so entertaining to me, watching this plant evolve. Pictures span from early March to today.