Friday, September 25, 2009

Excitement!

Wahooo! Tomorrow I leave for a vacation on Bainbridge Island! That is where my Dad, and his wife, Mary live! Their house is not as grand as those pictured below; but it is wonderful and I love this area. I don't know why, but I feel totally at home there. If someone told me I had to move there tomorrow I really wouldn't mind!

The other excitement stems from my new Iphone!!! This is truly the greatest invention known to mankind! I am in love with it! I can do everything with it; talk on the phone, listen to podcasts, watch videos, check email and about a billion other things. It is a wonder.
I am excited to get on this ferry tomorrow afternoon. It is one of my most favorite things to do! So relaxing! I fly to Seattle and then take this ferry over to Bainbridge Island.
This is the cross-stitch project I am going to bring along with me. It is called "Colonial Gardner" and is by Annie Beez Folk Art. Love it!
While hanging out with my Dad we are going to work on some special projects, one of which I have been thinking about for two years. I want to take old books and turn them into journals. I will be sure to post pictures of what happens. This is a perfect father/daughter project; especially because I am finally going to use my Bind-it-All for the first time!!! Yes, I am hauling it and my portable Ott light with me.

One of the days that I am out there I will get to have lunch with my friend Carolyn! She is a total stitch and a total sweetie all wrapped up in one person. She started out as my Mom's friend, but now she is a great friend to both of us.
Then, towards the end of my stay, my best friend, Noreen, is going to come to visit! She lives in the L.A. area so often times when I go see my Dad she comes up for several days. We have known each other since 1977; so she knows me inside and out.

12 comments:

Ranae said...

That phone is nice. Enjoy!!
have a safe and awesome trip, have fun!
I have that CG in my stash
Take Care!!

Jennifer said...

Have a wonderful trip. I would love to see that island in pictures. Try and take some if you can . Looking forward to seeing your father -daughter project. It sounds wonderful

beth said...

have a blast and travel safe....
I know how much you love it out there....

Trixie said...

I just spent quite some time catching up with my gal! Have a wonderful vacation get away! I hope we have an art play date soon. Ordered some new 7 Gypsies stuff today..what a freak I am. Miss you much!

Kellie said...

Love the iPhone. I have been "jonesing" for one for awhile now...soon maybe. Have a great time with your dad. Your project sounds interesting. Hope to see some pics when you finish. Colonial Gardner is beautiful. It looks like a fun stitch.
Have a safe fun trip!

donna g said...

it sounds like you are going to have such a great time! I'm jealous!

Nan said...

I so look forward to your pictures and news when you return. And I want to know what it means to turn old books into journals. You are the most creative person!

Patti said...

Love keeping up with your trip via FB!! Can't wait to hear all about it and see your projects. Enjoy!!! You so deserve it!

CathyR said...

Glad you're having a good time! Love all the updates we've been getting. Have fun with CG and hope your journal project turns out well.

Jeanie said...

Hi, Laura -- I'm catching up on blogs and this just sounds fabulous! I love the idea of taking your OTT light! The photos are beautiful. Don't you think there are some places that are just "in" you? That even the first time you saw them you felt as though you had known them forever? Sounds like this is one for you.

Have a fabulous time, enjoying special moments with your dad, your friend, and just "being" in a place you love! Happy Creating!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, I am so envious! I'd love to go to Seattle, I'd love especially to go to Bainbridge Island! I like to read books set in the NW just to travel vicariously to that area. Have a great time--can't wait to see your progress photos!

Relyn said...

I could have sworn I'd commented on this. Because I was coming back to see if you had posted about your trip. Oh well. I was very excited for you. And, I can't wait to hear about it. PLUS. I'm jealous of your iPhone. I really, really want one.