Sunday, August 3, 2008
Oh, Washington, My Home...
...Yes, that is the state song!! Spent a week in Seattle...well, not Seattle proper, mostly in Woodinville, where my in-laws live, but most would not know where I was unless I say Seattle!! Woodinville is on the "east side" of Seattle. Before our big move to Missouri in 1994, we lived in Duvall, another "east side" community, set in the foothills of the Cascade mountains. It was a rural community, filled with dairy farms. Now it is a suburb, with all but a few of the farms still in existence. But it is still beautiful country! Just a 30 minute drive up the valley from Duvall sits the town of Snoqualmie. What makes Snoqualmie famous is the Falls!! Just had to go and take in their beauty. There is a wonderfull lodge (Salish Lodge) that you can see to the top, left of the Falls, that has a fabulous breakfast! Wasn't able to partake this time, but will make it a stop on the next trip!
I managed to get in a mini shop hop of my own while home! Went to quilt shops in Duvall, Monroe, Woodinville, Redmond, and Bothell. Keepsake Cottage Fabrics, in Bothell, was by far my favorite. This shop is small, but every inch of space was used! Lots and lots of great fabrics and quilts on display. They even had a room devoted to 30's reproduction fabrics!! I brought home lots of goodies!