Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Road trip to Idaho

Jack and I squeezed in an out of town vacation to Moscow, Idaho, home of my dear friend, Sheri, who I have known since the first grade. We crafted and went to skateparks ~ our favorite activities! Jack and I stopped at two more skateparks on the drive home (Colfax and Ellensburg). There was a rodeo in Ellensburg and I almost didn't make it out of that town alive with all the crazy cowboy drivers! Lord have mercy! I made Sheri a fabric scrap wreath while passing time at Lewiston and Moscow skateparks. There is a tutorial for these on PSIQuilt. Sheri made the monster wreath for me. I love it! We toured both the University of Idaho (Sheri's husband, Tim, is the Assistant Coach of the basketball team) and also WSU, where so many of my Gig Harbor friends went to college. While at WSU we delivered a care package to Henry, a close friend of my older son, Mitch, and had ice cream at Ferdinand's which the Cougs say is a must.

Volleyball is the sport of choice for Sheri's daughters and we attended her oldest daughter, Taylor's, first Varsity game - they won. That girl can spike a ball! Ashley made the A team which was another cause for celebration! Jack entertained the crowd by playing the "in between matches spectator game" of serving the ball over the net to try and land on a tshirt on the floor (on the other side of the net). He served it -- and hit the lady ref that stands on the ladder by the net. Whoops! His big bow afterwards and the cheering from the student section made me want to fall into a hole!!! That kid!

I'm on a roll with making the drawstring bags (pattern here and whipped up two for Sheri's daughters with fabric I brought with me. I managed to take over the dining room with a sewing machine and ironing board. Maybe Tim was glad to see me go?!

We loved the dogs and I got a kick out of Boo the cat. I would be looking at my iPad, and a cat face would bend its way from the back of the screen around to the front, looking at me. Hello kitty! There was also a bunny and a gerbil. Taylor wants to be a veterinarian.

We laughed, we went on walks, we shopped and made huge messes in the kitchen cooking and baking - we had a great time!

It was great to see Duke when we got home. Oh...and Jon! :-) A nice steak dinner was waiting for us. <3

Polaroid Swap Update: I had 18 new packages when I got home! I will start the swapping tomorrow. Congratulations to Katelyn Vawter who won the third weekly #fabricpolaroids prize ~ the drawstring bag pattern above, donated to our swap by Jeni at InColorOrder. I have updated IG #fabricpolaroids with more pics of some of the Polaroids sent in for the swap. Those following the swap here on the blog feel free to email me if you have sent a package and haven't heard from me. I've tried to send emails confirming receipt.



  1. Love your wreaths! Oh the young boy with the headset, IPad laying on the sofa with the darling black cat is such a great picture! Reminds me of my guys and their favorite pets! So is the pie blackberry or blueberry? Looks quite yummy!

  2. looks like a lot of fun! that pie must have been yummy!