Sunday we headed to Eastern Washington for the week. Today and tomorrow we're in Yakima where Mr. Squash has a public health conference. When it's over tomorrow afternoon we head to the Squash house for the remainder of the week.
We decided to take the really scenic drive over Mt. Rainier as our usual route is under heavy construction. So we headed over Chinook Pass near Mt. Rainier. This route will close for the winter soon as heavy snows keep it from being plowed during winter. It was a gorgeous day, and other than a few clouds around the summit - this is what Mt. Rainier looked like!
On the other side of the pass, the road follows the American River which we are itching to fly fish one day. We saw some folks fishing one spot and decided to get out and watch for a while. They didn't catch anything while we were watching, but sure looked like they were having a good time!
The only down side of going along with Mr. Squash when he has conferences, is that I'm left to my own devices - which in this town is pretty much shopping! Now how bad can that be? I have a couple of favorite shops, so of course I headed there first thing. The numbers below caught my attention as I was rounding a corner in the first shop! They had one eight, one two and several seven's left at 75% off! Of course those numbers make up the address at the Squash House, and the font is nearly identical to the title font on my blog! I was just giddy when I bought them - perfect for the Squash House!
Next I headed to the Bernina store, which is also a great quilt shop! I resisted buying several fabric lines I loved, but when it came to this very reasonable bundle of wool - well, what's a Woolie to do?
I also walked away with a couple of cute Halloween patterns! I've been collecting Halloween fabric for years so I'll have more than enough stash for the wall hanging and I have plenty of wool for the little pumpkin candle mat!
Tomorrow I'll be going to my favorite orchard over here. It's full harvest right now - apples, pears, peaches, pumpkins --- can't wait!