December 8, 2015

Seattle

We only stopped in Seattle for 4 days. I didn't plan to do anything myself, but Mr Notjustnat's wish
was to visit the Boeing Museum. We stayed at a hotel for the first time on this trip and it is right in the city centre, so we could go everywhere by foot. The first morning in Seattle we walked to Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. The market was just setting up, but was already buzzing with lives. 

After the market we went to SAM (Seattle Art Museum). As it happened, there was special exhibition on "Intimate Impressions" so we thought we might see something that we haven't seen before on the trip. We weren't disappointed. We found 2 small paintings by Edgar Degas and Edouard Vuillard.

When we arrived back at the hotel I received a text from dear LeeAnn, Nifty Quilts to meet up, if I was available. I was happy to meet LeeAnn. She is a quilter I have admired, and have followed her blog for a long long time. LeeAnn picked me up that afternoon and took me to her warm and beautiful home. On the drive to her house she told me one of her friends is visiting from NYC and would I mind meeting her too. Her friend is Victoria Findley Wolfe. It was double luck for me to meet both LeeAnn and Victoria at the same. We had a lovely lunch and visited my favourite kind of place. A Japanese Yukata fabric Okan Arts. "A small world" moment happened there. I had actually mail ordered from Okan Arts in the past and now I was standing in the studio. 

A brief visit to Seattle turned out to be another memorable visit. Thank you all textile artists in this world. You are so very kind, generous and lovely! Here are some photos from my Seattle visit:

Meet the Pike Place Market's famous pig!

Seattle sunset city view 

Basket spotted at Polish Pottery store

Edgar Degas, Dancer Backstage 1876-83

Edouard Vuillard, The Artist's
Paintbox and Moss Rosses 1898

LeeAnn and I at Okan Arts

Victoria, LeeAnn, Patricia and Victoria's
daughter and grand daughter

Double Tree Arctic Club Hotel, Seattle

We took the Cascade train to Vancouver.
Never too old to take a romantic getaway!

Breathtaking view along the way

Another breathtaking view along the way

Next stop was Vancouver. Again I thought it was going to be a week's stop for Mr Notjustnat to attend a professional development course, but as it turned out, it was a memorable stop. I will have to do a separate post for Vancouver.

My around the world in 80 days is coming to the end in a couple of days. I'm looking forward to getting home and have started thinking about going back to work and Christmas. Life will be back to normal and routine again. I miss my dyeing and the dye bundles awaiting me at home to be opened!

Until next time
Nat

3 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I have been off of the computer for the last few weeks, but had to check and see where you are on your journey. Seattle is such a wonderful place to visit and the weather looks fantastic for you. Your train scenery is so picturesque and lovely. It has been such a fun trip for you, but I know you will be thrilled to get back to a normal routine too. Have a safe trip home.

Nifty Quilts said...

I'm so glad we got to spend the afternoon together. What fun! Best wishes on the rest of your trip, and your transition back to work. xo

Jeannie said...

Your trip has been so much fun to observe from my warm, cozy chair. I am grateful that you took the time to share it all with us. I am glad that my hometown welcomed you with open arms and you visited my favorite haunt. To meet up with such accomplished women is the cherry on top of the sundae. I can only imagine how much you are looking forward to getting home. No matter where you travel, or for however long, there is no place like home. I bet the Tree House is eagerly awaiting your return. xo

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