Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Little Hand Work

My youngest daughter and I just got back from Seattle last night. She was one of the lucky students chosen by WIBC to be in one of the honor bands. Such a crazy, intense weekend! Kids are just so amazing with all their talent and drive. {Just two weekends ago my other daughter was in the state cross country meet in Yakima.}
3 rows of bow-ties sewn
Honestly, we can barely keep up with them. Thankfully, there was a bit of notice, so I had my bag of hand work all prepped and ready to go. The rehearsals were all closed doors to visitors which helped me to get a bit sewn here and there. It doesn't look like much, but I now have three complete rows of bow-ties sewn! I really can't believe how easy they are to sew together, but wowsers am I glad I don't have to sew all my quilts this way!
the view out our hotel window
I don't know how we managed, but we ended up with a penthouse suite room on the 13th floor. Yep, lucky us! Except I'm afraid of heights and our hotel had glass elevators on the outside wall of the buildings. lol My daughter loved it though and the view was simply amazing when we weren't fogged in. I just tried to stay waaay back from the window to avoid feeling dizzy and concentrated on practicing stitching that flat knot for all my work on the bow-ties.

Lovely to be home again even if now I'm facing stacks of dirty laundry. Washer repairman will be here tomorrow and then hopefully I can make it through the holiday without having to go to the laundromat fourteen more times. Baking for the Thanksgiving holiday starts tomorrow too! I wonder if the smell of pumpkin pie cooking will slow down the repairman or speed him up?


  1. Wow, what a view! Heights don't bother me too much but I'm NOT a fan of glass elevators, they do make me dizzy! Your bow ties are looking great.

  2. Your bow ties are really coming along quite nicely!

    My washing machine broke down a couple weeks ago. Thankfully the repairman was able to come a couple days later. When the machine breaks it really makes you realize how fortunate we are to have one!

  3. love that view!! wow really nice work on that bowtie - have a great thanksgiving - offer the repairman a piece of pie if he will work faster :)

  4. Great view, I love views and love going to observation decks in high buildings or staying on floors that are really high up in hotels etc. What was Seattle like? Now there is one city I would really love to visit as would my husband, who loves guitars and is dying to visit the EMP museum. One day..... Did you get a chance to see anything of Seattle?
    Anyway, love your bowties and hope your laundry problems will be sorted soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. felicidades para sus hijas !!!!
    me gusta coser en los viajes muchísimo,
    siempre tengo mi costurero preparado con , procuro que no sean costuras curvas pastel de calabaza ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. You have very talented kids!

    I went without a washing machine once for two weeks - nearly killed me...

  7. What a gorgeous view! Hopefully you were more able to enjoy it from inside your room. :)

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  8. Your bow ties are looking great! You've really made quick progress on your long-term project. Love that turquoise too!

    Hey, you were in my neighborhood - kind of! I live about an hour from Seattle, close to the foothills. Wow, what a great view of Mt. Rainier from your hotel. I don't think I would like a glass elevator either - especially on the outside wall! I'm afraid of heights too. Just the thought of it gives me the shivers!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that your washer got fixed in good time.


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