Life Lately

Took my dear friend Y to Leavenworth. The day was filled with brews…..


…and some Pretty Pretty Princess! It was my favorite childhood game, (And by childhood, I mean I got it for Christmas when I was 18 :))



T and I went Antiquing! I made a new friend and I named him Morris.


I’m working on this little gem, just the hem left to complete. I don’t love the print, but i’m using it as a tester for the pattern. I’m thinking of making it in a lovely wool for winter.


I went HIKING, and actually enjoyed it. Those that know me, know that this is not something I usually choose to do.

We hiked up Pilchuck to the lookout, it was BEAUTIFUL, and quite a nice, but steep hike. I returned mostly in tact, just with a few mosquito bites to irritate me all week.

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Reading– Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. Really awesome if you like sensationalized historically based stories. I’m hooked. 

Listening To– Vivaldi.

Watching– The Office re-runs.

Eating– Trail mix, Trail mix, and more Trail Mix.

Enjoying– Going to Barre class on thursdays! I’ve been meaning to try one of these classes for awhile now and it’s awesome!

Looking Forward To– Camping with my family this weekend! Not so much the camping aspect, but lots o family time. I’m sure it will be a hoot!



I Heart Seattle Art

Ok, so they weren’t Seattle artists specifically, but I do Love the Seattle Art Museum, especially their current exhibit Future Beauty, 30 Years of Japanese Fashion. Whoever curated this particular show created what I thought was one of the most cohesive and beautiful exhibits I have ever seen displayed at the SAM. Now I didn’t find out until halfway through the exhibit that it was a photo free zone, so Sshhhhhh, these photos will be our little secret 😉

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Japanese designers in general push boundaries of traditional garment shapes, and I love it. While they may not be very practical, they truly are works of art.


The below garment was my favorite piece in the show. It was a beautiful play on traditional dress/Kimono silhouette, and the use of the bold and bright textile was brilliant!

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So if you get a chance, go take a wander through these halls before September 8th. I’m already planning on a second visit before they are packed up and sent off for some other cities enjoyment.