Sunday, February 24, 2013

Visiting Washington...and bringing a bit back home

I left for Washington state a week ago last Wednesday.  I was half time visiting with our Son, his wife and three cute daughters.  The other half of the time, I was playing at the Madrona Fiber Festival. 
Lunch one day at the Hotel Murano with newly made friends.
Woolgatherings...beautiful hand dyed fibers.   
On my last day to the festival, the older grandgirl came with me.
She chose her thread, wrapped a weaving stick
...and wove a few inches of weft.
And, here is Emma modeling a fun hat knitted with pencil roving.
My stay in Washington lasted about 5 days.  Then, we...the two older grandgirls (7 & 10) and I, flew back to Utah. 
It's truly is one of my favorite things, to play with grandkids...when their parents aren't around.  I get to enjoy myself - with great company AND while eating over-buttered popcorn and watching chipmunks sing n'dance.  I can read books with crazy changing voices and the grandkids seem to have as much fun listening as I am reading. 
We went shopping for some pretty dresses. 

The two girls enjoyed some uninterrupted lego time.  Normally, they
would be hindered by their 2 year little sister.  They do love her.
But, it's also nice to have to creative play just the two older ones.

A cute pose on a big toad.  We visited the
Sunday afternoon...quickly turned to Friday morning and it was time for
the grandgirls to go back home to Washington. I have to
act like an adult now that the grandkids are gone???


Vroomans' Quilts said...

How lovely to have such precious time - and I see your banner is ready for Spring!

Love Of Quilts said...

What a great time...they will always remember it. I guess you have to be a adult now. lol

Chatty Crone said...

I bet you are a wonderful grandma. Looked like you had so much fun. I bet you were sad they had to go home.

Anonymous said...

No, absolutely not! Play on like a ten year old, I say! A ten year old who likes fabrics and fiber, of course. =) Love the pictures and tale of events. Sounds like it was an absolutely WONDERFUL time for all of you.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You never have to act like a grown up! =D

Granny Annie said...

I don't know how I missed this delightful post. Weaving and grandkids are among my favorite things.