Oh hello there. Haven’t seen you since September apparently! If there’s an award for best blogger, I’m not winning it. Anyway, here’s what I could have talked about and didn’t.
Nick and I spent a nice romantic weekend in Astoria for our anniversary in April. We toured museums and walked around.
In the Flavel House, I saw this blanket and I decided I had to recreate the stitch pattern:
We also did everything Goonies related and I bought myself a yarn souvenir to match the colors of Astoria.
My mom finally cashed in on her Mother’s Day present and we did some glass artwork. Her’s (the bird) is better than mine. She wanted to match her etsy shop design.
Had a great mother daughter day exploring the wine country in Yamhill County in July:
We headed down to Sisters for the quilt festival and Cooper only had eyes for a motorcycle. The owner kindly let him get on it.
I grew my own tea leaves and made a few cups of tea :) (I also learned I should pick the leaves more often!)
We broke out my mom’s wedding dress which has been sealed over 36 years for me to try on. Although it may looook like it fit me, it was WAY too small and it made me feel fat and my mom feel great about how skinny she was at 19 haha.
My niece Penny decided food was her absolute favorite thing and tagged along with us while I tried on wedding dresses (in a cardigan knit by Nana).
Not pictured: any of the wedding dresses I tried on. Nick wants to be completely in the dark, even about the ones I tried on. My mom is making my dress however so it’s not like they’d be real spoilers. So, also not pictured: the fabric my mom and I bought while on sale at Fabric Depot! Spoiler alert: it’s pretty.
Nick and I ran our first 10k! It was around Hagg Lake and was super hard. Apparently trail running is harder than sidewalks. Who knew? (Everybody. Everybody knows that.)
We also ran another 5k, it was all neon and stuff.
We grew our own hops!! For Nick’s beer making skillz:
And I started to design my very own sweater pattern:
Nick and I made apple cider from scratch using apples from my parents’ tree. It doesn’t get more Fall than that. We win at Fall.
Cooper maintained his friendship with Harold. Here’s a pic of them both chasing a laser red dot.
I finally got rid of the ugly hideous dark green paint in our kitchen that has plagued me since moving in. It’s now one of my favorite rooms.
Out of the few things I knit this year, I did make my friends some washcloths and tried out making my own soap and bath salts. I’ve wanted to make my own soap forever! It was so fun to add the scent and dye to the goat milk base. Next step, REALLY making soap from scratch! I used a soap base from Michael’s.
We picked our venue!! OakView Acres :)
And my awesome friend Emily (find her at Fresh Paper) made us our save the dates. They’re scratch its for the wedding date to be revealed :) :)
Ok now you’re all up to date!!