Whoa! That was a long blog break. I guess I needed one and didn't even know it. We've been out and about a lot lately and when I've been home I've been relaxing with a book possibly more often than knitting or quilting. When I got the flu I was reading because that was all I had the energy for. I forgot how much I loved to curl up with a good book. Almost all my spare time in the past few years has been spent furiously sewing or knitting. I used to be such a reader! I spent my childhood never far from a book and I still read every day, but now it's the newspaper and blogs. I think I need to get back to the books though. I've read some good ones lately and one of my favorite authors, Alexander McCall Smith, is so prolific that I realized I had about 8 of his books for his four series that I needed to catch up on. So, that's where I've been.
Well, actually, like I said we've been out and about and it all started on Easter when we started talking about getting out of town. I was dying to go somewhere and we picked Seattle, so that's where we spent spring break, walking all around downtown and sampling food all over the city. What a treat! Even thought it was cold and windy most of the time we still had a ball.
We did lots of touristy things- Pike Place Market (including the shoe museum!), the Underground Tour, a Supersonics game, the Seattle Library, the Science Fiction museum. We found the best doughnuts anywhere at Top Pot Doughnuts.
We took the ferry to Bainbridge Island. I would have loved to say hello to Kathy, but I knew our time was very limited. I did manage to get to Churchmouse Yarns and Tea which was definitely worth the trip. I got a couple of skeins of Malabrigo and a Socks that Rock heavyweight.
Seriously, these are the best doughnuts! You've got to try them when you get to Seattle! One of the best parts about the trip was seeing some green and plenty of flowers. It's still pretty brown here in Bend and we've even had snow lately. It's crazy weather time here in the high desert. I have done some hand work lately and I'll show you that next time!