We had 3 birthdays to celebrate so I made reservations for 6 of us at Stone Cliff Inn - I've been wanting to go there. It's set high above the Clackamas River in the countryside up a steep winding road. Such a neat building!
Wouldn't it be fun to live in a house like that?
And this is the view!
Here is my sister Denise and my best friend from 7th grade (and all through life) Shirley.
This is the card I painted for Shirley and I gave her a sterling silver Aztec calendar pendant - she's taking a trip to Mexico to visit her extended family and I thought she'd enjoy wearing this while on her trip.
To learn about the Aztec calendar, click here.
Sister Roberta, also celebrating her birthday, was wearing a beaded bag necklace I made for her years ago. I made it using the peyote stitch method.
I called her "Bird" and I gave her this art glass bird which is also a "spooner", you can have it on your table and have your spoons stacked in it.
After a delicious lunch the server gave a warm brownie sundae to each of the birthday celebrants.
Here is my brother Robert and his wife D'Ann - Robert and Roberta are twins!
A well-stocked bar at the restaurant.
The interior was really beautiful with all the logs and wood varnished planks.
I bet this is a nice place on the deck overlooking the river on a warm sunny day.
The skies let loose on Saturday and I tried to capture how much rain was coming down. The skeleton Dayle got for me got a good bath.
Hayden picked out some yarn that was on sale on the Premier Yarn website - 2 skeins for $10. It's slightly bulky weight, but not TOO thick, it's their Puzzle yarn, colorway is called "Sudoku". I was amazed at how BIG the skein is.. twice as big as a normal skein. I used my standard beanie pattern then added a ribbed bottom to be turned up.
And here is Hayden, with his cozy warm new hat.
I'm very pleased with this yarn, it's soft and warm and I love the variations in it, it truly looks like hand-spun wool to me and I'm a spinner!
And now guess who wants one like his brother? You guessed it, so I'm making one for Caleb with one red stripe in it so they can tell them apart. When I ordered the one skein I had to pick out a 2nd one to get the sale.. :-)
The yarn.. see how hand-spun it looks?
More info in case you're interested.
I awoke this morning and read my Facebook feed and found out about the horrific shooting of 58 people and 500 wounded. My heart hurts for the families and friends of the victims.. and also for the world. :-(
I'm off to swim away my worries. ((hugs)), Teresa