Today, I woke up in need of an extra dose of happy… so I decided to go through the pictures of our recent trip to Friday Harbor. Visiting my Piano Man’s parents is one of the highlights of our year—switching New York City’s chaos for San Juan Islands’ charm does something wonderful for the soul.
We enjoyed the blackberries, walks on the beach, wee adventures through the woods, yummy meals—I had my yearly two servings of bread! Speaking of meals, I was completely taken by my mother-in-law’s 25-year-old blender. When I told a friend that the machine is like a mildly ancient Borg gone domestic, she asked me to take a picture. I took several; a kitchen appliance that looks this good, and works superbly well after a quarter of a century, deserves to be seen (love the blades!):
I enjoyed everything we did during our visit, but learning how to sew a pillowcase was the best of them all. This might not sound like much to my wicked crafty friends. But I had never used a sewing machine before, so the experience will become a cherished memory. My mother-in-law was extra patient (she has had a lot of practice with the Little Princess *cough*). We were all very pleased with our pretties, as you can see (the Little Princess pretended to be fainting with joy and exhaustion):
There were a few outings—I already told you about buying books by the inch, and promise to tell you about visiting my mother-in-law’s quilting group. I want to end this post with leather, horsepower, smiles, skies and chrome:
As I type this last sentence, a grin crinkles my eyes and warms my heart. Pictures (with wonderful memories in them) are such a wondrous thing to delight in and treasure… And yes, that headlight is freaking awesome!