Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Out and About

Gosh, I'm just blown away by all the comments congratulating us on finally selling our house! Thanks to all - it's so nice to know we have so many good friends out there in blogland! We were even happier when we realized we will be there in time for Christmas!

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!

19 comments:

Stephanie said...

I miss the mountains. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photo! Perfect house numbers. :o)

Trisha said...

Love those numbers you picked for the house! You seem happier when you are on the eastern side of the state.

Kaaren said...

Well, what's a girl to do when FORCED to shop? Shop, of course!

Yummy wools, Candace. They look even more inviting at this time of the year.

Have fun and enjoy the rest of the week at the Squash House. Woo hoo!

Jackie said...

The photo of Mt. Rainier is just gorgeous! And what a drag (LOL) to have to shop when the hubs is conferencing.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ok this is how silly I am, I did not know that they stilled closed roads for the winter. I think that is kind'a neat. You did some great shopping, I love your numbers!!

Mary said...

Somehow, I missed your last post. A big huge congratulations on selling your house. You must be so excited.

Ulla said...

I don't know why I missed your last post, but I'm happy to hear you now have a buyer. - The views you show are amazing, and your wool selection is lovely.

Quilt Hollow said...

I just love when you show the photos of fishing the streams. You did good on the shopping...fun stuff as it beats running to the store for milk and bread! LOL

LydaBabes Going Ons!!!! said...

Thanks for the pic of Mt. Rainer. In 69 and 70 we lived in Lakewood, Wa. And every morning I could look at that mountian. Being just married and far away from home I adopted it, It is my mountian. Only made it up there once. But I loved that mountain.

I miss that state alot. Wish we'd never came back to Illinois. But when your young you do stupid things. haha...

Thanks again and congrads on the selling of your house.

Anne said...

Wool, did you say, wool? Love the pieces you got and can't wait to see what you do with them. Enjoy your week and just think...before you know it, you'll be moving in! Hooray!
PS Love the numbers. One of these "meant to be" thingys.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Gorgeous picture of Mt. Rainier, the river looked perfect for fishing too. Looks like a perfect fall day.
Oh that bundle of wool looks just perfect too, Your Squash house will look nice with its new numbers too.
Have fun picking the autumn bounty!

Kim said...

The mountain is stunningly beautiful. The numbers are such fun. I like the tie in to your blog font, nice touch. So, will the address be 728 Squash House Lane? Lol. The quilt shop finds are pretty, rich colors and of course one of my favorite pumpkin mat patterns to boot.

Jackie said...

You know I'm just going to show up on your doorstep one day! You're state is just SO beautiful!

What a burden it must have been to spend your day shopping! :)

Melanie said...

What a pretty place. The numbers are gorgeous so glad you got a bargain there. I like playing with wool too. (Folklore Quilt in progress) The turkey candle mat I made while away was a Bare Roots one like the pumpkin one you have. I also have the pumpkin one but not made it yet. It is lovely though.

Carrie P. said...

Mt. Rainer is fabulous!
What a great place you live.
Looks like you know how to entertain yourself while Mr. Squash is busy. Great wool and patterns. There will be plenty of time to buy all those fabric lines when you are settled in your new home.

Cindy said...

The mountain photo is like a picture postcard.

And well, the river..nothing needs said :-)

Oh my, Candace, great wools and the pumpkin pattern - do you want my address?

Mel said...

Love your woolies and numbers!

You shouldn't be surprised that we are all concerned about the sale of your house - we are living vicariously through you and want to get moved into the Squash House!!!

Linda said...

Hi this is my favorite time of the year and your blog brought back so many memories of fall in Canada when I lived there in the 60's so pleased all is going well xxLinda

Linda said...

Please send your address I have some bits of tweed that will go well with your fall colors Linda