We are in Concrete, WA after spending almost three weeks in Crescent Bar on the Columbia River Not too far from where Dan and I spent most of our teen life in Wenatchee. So it was interesting to go back to see the changes. There's plenty of new growth with businesses and new home sites. Even my parents old house was gone having been swallowed up by the old elementary school's growth expanse. A lot of the old orchards are gone in the city limits, but we were seeing new orchards and vineyards sprouting up all over the valley.
|A view of Columbia River during one of my walks|
|Lake Chelan: ducks resting in the shade of birch trees|
There are more homes on the hillsides, but the downtown area maintains the small town atmosphere. Below is a photo of the old library now owned by the local dentist.
The sign out front invites people to walk around the old library and enjoy the garden. We were careful around the backside of the old building when we noticed bees moving in and out of a hole in the wall. From keeping books to keeping honey, it looks like the library has become a new home for the work-a-bees.
|Large poppies in the Library's garden|
I finished several projects during the last few weeks. All of the finished Happy Campers are now listed in my shop. I have already sold a couple of them! Summer is getting an early start this year.
I have other bear designs in the works. At least, I managed to finish these two. I call this one "A Bear in the Woods". It is nice to be among the pine trees again
And of course, I made a few aqua and red combos. They are the favorites with a lot of my customers. I love this aqua polka dot fabric. I love it so much that I bought two yards of it. Now, I wish I had bought more so I can make a quilt from it as well.
I finished two wall hangings. One of the witch ringing the bell and this one below. Perfect for a warm welcome this summer. I haven't listed them yet. I'm trying to setup Etsy's new shipping system. Once I figure out how to ship them, I will get them both listed.
|A Spring's Welcome|