The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Yesterday I wrote about the amazing Gaches Mansion in La Conner, Washington. The building itself is worth a visit, but it’s twice as wonderful because it also currently houses the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. These two elements, combined, make this place a must-see. I recently had the opportunity to stop in once …

Continue reading

I love Victorian houses, with their elegant porches, dormers, scrollwork, and spindles. I particularly love the Queen Anne style, because towers and turrets make my imagination run wild. I can see myself living in one of these magical manses, wearing high-collared, full-length dresses. I just can’t picture me paying the heating bill. One of my …

Continue reading

GONE

The View from a Drawbridge

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog entry, I recently visited the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum. There was some absolutely gorgeous work on display, but this one, in particular, made me come to a full halt and really think. It’s called GONE, and it was made by Barbara Nepons. In the description it says, …

Continue reading

I have a thing for textiles. Rugs, quilts, wall hangings, you name it, I love it. My walls are covered with them. I’ve collected things from all my travels. So, when I discovered that I’d be passing right through a town that has a Quilt and Textile Museum, I couldn’t resist. And this museum packs …

Continue reading

As far as I’m concerned, when you can combine a day trip with the ancient Japanese custom of Hanami, or flower viewing, you’ve got the ingredients for one delightful experience. So this past Monday I did just that. I wasn’t disappointed. About an hour north of Seattle lies the Skagit Valley, which is kind of …

Continue reading