Thank you for the Seattle recommendations! I am going to print them all out today and do some research, and then I'll take some photos to show you what we wind up doing. You all were amazingly consistent in your recommendations! I've never been to Bainbridge Island, so I'm thinking, that! Especially if the weather is nice, and I think it's supposed to be. The Pink Door is right down the alley from our hotel, and we have been there before and loved it, so we probably will have dinner there again. I will also try to run into Pike Market to get donuts (we do usually do that) and stop at the Polish pottery store and maybe identify an early Christmas present to add to my collection? I love Polish pottery. But you knew that.
We finished getting all of the domestic and overseas ornament kit orders out yesterday (everything that came in before yesterday, that is). Yay!!! And phew. Please watch your mailboxes, and, as always, if there is anything missing from your kit, let me know right away and I will dispatch whatever you need immediately! Thank you again for your enthusiasm about these, seriously. This was by far the biggest number of kits we have ever endeavored to assemble and ship at one time, and I am so grateful for the opportunity. I need to send a tremendous shout out to Andy Paulson and Clover Meadow Paulson for all their help. I sincerely hope that you enjoy every minute of working on these. We have loved creating them for you.
I am going to be tweaking the Posie web site to offer downloadable PDF patterns for the Ice-Skating Afternoon Ornaments, as well as the Clothespin Dolls (both the Santa Lucias and the Country Girls) today, and also create new Flickr groups for you to upload your project photos (I am so anxious to see the Tanglewood Bags!), and just generally get that all organized. I'll put links up on the blog here when I get that done. It always makes me happy to have the Posie web site organized. I am not very good at staying on top of things at Flickr but I want to try harder to do that.
Now. Apple time. Time for my favorite pie, sour-cream apple pie. Recipe tomorrow!