Skagit Valley Sprint

Skagit Valley Sprint

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I think Fall is here...

The forecast is calling for snow in the upper elevations of the Cascade Range...4500 feet, I believe that's what the weather report said. I think camp is at or around that elevation (must remember to pack the thermals...) and I must say, there has been a definite nip in the air this week, but I like it really.

Tomorrow we will begin the first day of vacation by heading back to the mountains for the opening of elk season and the official last camping trip or the season.

But first I must report that I have been creative this just hasn't been with fabric! A friend at work asked me to take her daughter's senior portraits and we did just that. It was fun and I think they turned out well, but I didn't ask permission to publish the photos, so you will just have to take my word for it. (just to be on the safe side)

Tonight, however, has been all about cooking and freezing meals for the mountains. Sometimes I think that we eat better when we camp than we do at home. The menu? Well, there is beef bourginnone, stew, swiss steak, salsa chicken, ravioli lasagne, chili, gourmet burgers and deep fried turkey...yummmmmm, it's gonna be good!

Rest assured that I will be taking projects with me to stitch by the fire...a round of cream hexis on the Grandmother's flower garden and hand stitching the dresdans to their backgrounds. It's going to be a busy week, but we are expecting a fairly large group including my parents, my older brother and his son (who currently has chicken pox at the ripe age of 17...poor thing, he looks totally miserable) and my best friend and her husband, oh and of course my brood, darling husband, my 2 sons (and a girlfriend), the pups and myself, of course!

And...Speaking of the new girlfriend...darling Shelby...look what she brought home from the store for me! Isn't she the sweetest? I think so!!


  1. I'm happy for YOU to be going camping! It sounds like fun for everyone, but just wouldn't be my thing. Well, you actually LIKE the nip too, so that just makes you more special. Have a good time. Eat well!

  2. Those outdoor photos are just beautiful.Wow, you guys are going to eat well while you camp. Food always taste better while camping too. Have fun.

  3. Oh, your fall photos are all wonderful! :) It's nice to get to know you -- thanks also for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. :)

    Greetings from Munich,

    PS: Yeah, German chocolate is yummy -- I especially like Milka and Ritter Sport. :)