Monday, July 28, 2008

Where've we been?

Just quickly now, as we're on our way to breakfast........

Friday morning we drove to the lovely town of LaConner, WA and visited their wonderful quilt museum, which presently has a wonderful show of Japanese quilts hanging.
Much to my surprise, I found this lovely art quilt done by Janet Steadman:

Gerrie and Janet are friends, and we had viewed a few of her pieces at the Penn Cove Pottery art quilt exhibit, so it was nice to find more of Janet's work in LaConner.

LaConner has these lovely metal grates surrounding their trees on the sidewalks.

Since we had been cutting our own stencils in the rice paste resist class, I thought this lovely fish to be quite appropriate! How 'bout them shoes!!

Later in the day, we took the ferry from Coupeville to Port Townsend:

This is Tatoosh Island off of Cape Flattery.
Cape Flattery holds the distinction of being the farthest northwest land on the continental US. The little walk from the parking area to the vista is well worth it. We visited there yesterday, while taking in Neah Bay. Ah, and we saw a Tufted Puffin in the water, along with Sea Lions lounging on the rocks and Pellagic Cormorants flying to their nesting areas on the cliffs.

Today we are heading to the rainforest and then on to Lake Quinault. I am sad to be leaving Domaine Madeleine and the wonderful five course breakfasts that our hostess Jeri serves. Her son Ryan is the gardener and he does an awesome job. If we have wifi at the lodge, I hope to post more this evening, including some photos of Ryan's gardens.

Hope you are well and happy wherever life takes you today.


1 comment:

Gerrie said...

That is a gorgeous quilt by Janet! So happy to hear you are having a great time in the NW!

I wore my Complexitee yesterday and I really love it. I am still checking out all the various motifs.