Monday, January 20, 2014

Day 1, Gig Harbor

Each year my friend, Monica, and I try to visit our friend, Mim, who moved to Washington about 8 years ago. We all bonded when we were members of a scrapbook group in Yorba Linda and have remained friends for nearly 20 years! {Hard to imagine that that many years have passed by already}
We always travel in January because we want cold, rainy weather and when we get to Gig Harbor the locals always thank us for bringing the sunshine {insert sad face}.
Today we landed in the bright and sunny weather. We gave Mim the gifts we had made her. Monika made her a photo album of the photos of our visits from our visits since 2006 and I made her a Super Tote. Both were received with great surprise and appreciation. 
Traveling handmade meant packing lots of bags and pouches and I even brought my favorite Falling for Modern Maples quilt to keep me cozy and warm. 
A trip to the local yarn store was a must stop on the first day. Neither of my friends knits, but Monika's gorgeous Vince coat was in need of some serious moth repair so I had to buy some Madelinetish yarn while visiting the store. The owner was so kind to do a temporary fix on the coat until we get home, I had to pass the time while she fixed the coat, so this purchase was a "must". 
The next few days will be fueled by laughter, wine, good food and friendship. 
Girlfriends are the best friends. 
An added bonus is Mim's husband is an Apple computer wizard, so I am getting a memory upgrade on my laptop while I relax in the luxury of my ensuite accomodations. 
How do you spell spoiled rotten? Answer:Diane!!!
Day 2 will be even better. 


Leanne said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday! I got a skein of blue Madeline Tosh yarn just like that for Christmas, it is so pretty.

pcflamingo said...

That is just an unsubstantiated rumor that we have sunshine here in Washington state.....and beautiful scenery.....don't tell anyone!

Hope you have a fabulous visit and that the weather isn't too Washington-ish.

Julie said...

Sounds as though you will all have a fabulous time.

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Have fun ladies, as if you need to be told!

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like loads of fun, enjoy the rest of your trip!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I would LOVE to have some grey rainy weather. I can't even remember what that is like. And any time spent in the Pacific Northwest is fabulous. Enjoy your time there.

OPQuilt said...

Lovely! Visiting with friends on a jaunt away is always a treat. Have a great time!

Elizabeth E.