Friday, July 16

silly in the city...

i was distracted this morning by a moth
whilst choosing my appropriate attire for our 'two thirds of a family trip' into Seattle.
i am quite sure i am not the only one to feel faint at the sight of a moth fluttering out of one's summer frocks.
i know he has a brother, a sister and several cousins enjoying the party too.
at the time of the sighting
i was unable to delve deeper into my closet to break the party up,
therefore i chose a frock
and pretended the whole unnerving event never happened.
i told myself better to be in denial,
for a moth is not a welcome house guest to a crafter...

all of this unnerving took time away from me looking in the mirror,
if i had done so, i may well have been aware that my knees were showing.
my knees rarely see the light of day,
but today my silly knees did and as it turns out my knees fitted the occasion pefectly.
for indeed we spent four hours in Seattle being rather silly
and on our return we remarked on just how lovely it is to sometimes take timeout to be
a little silly in the city...










she is wishing you a lovely weekend full of silliness ~ Tif

26 comments:

Vicki K. said...

Ahhhhhh...the bubblegum wall. Equal parts of fascinating and disgusting!!

Looks like a fun day!

VickieC said...

Tif,
After reading your blog the other day, my daughter and I spent a similar day in downtown Seattle - I just love that city - so accessible - we started with Peroshki's, ate our way thru Pike Place market (love the knitted knee socks!!!), wondered thru various other stores and ended up again at the Japanese bookstore - we giggled our way thru the whole day - thanks to you!!!!!
Vickie in Seattle

Sharon said...

ya'll are a whole lotta cute...!

Rose Campion said...

Oh, dear. Moths. I once lost a huge amount of lovely wool to moths. It looked okay, but then when I knit it, the yarn would just break if you looked at it funny. Best to deal with them promptly before you find all your lovely frocks full of tiny holes.

Heidi said...

Thanks for taking me with back to all my favorite places in Seattle, I hope you took home one of those bunches of flowers from the market. I use to love when the sweet peas came in....Bliss

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

I can't wait to visit with you in Seattle at the B&B and have fun crafting away. I'm counting down the days! Aloha from Hawaii, Stacy

jami jensen said...

What a fun adventure!
Love the photos.
Can I ask what your daughters are into?
I have found so many women's blogs' who are artists and who love what i love and i see what i want to strive to be someday, but i can't help but hope there are some young people around my age that love creating and finding like myself :)

Torie Jayne said...

Such fun pics! Have a sweet day!

julia said...

Your children look great, I'd love to have lots of them, too. (Guess it's a bit late now being 30 with the first one in my tummy, but I'll keep on trying;))
Best wishes!
Julia

PixieBelle said...

What lovely photos! I really love how your kids have your eclectic sense of style too. Looks to have been a fabulous day out for everyone.

Minara said...

looks like you had a lovely time together, your kids a beautiful

ruby said...

looks like you all had a fabby time being silly, maybe your knees should come out more often! and ohhh moths, Im sick to death of them, I try too to ignore but im very afraid I have an entire family complete with second cousins living in my wardrobe, I hear lavender is very good at detering the beasts but as yet haven't tried it x

allie said...

This post made me so happy! You are a fabulous mum, and it looks like you all had so much fun.

Elsa said...

looked like a fun day! I haven't been to Seattle in a long time ... love that city.

faerwillow said...

~embracing those moments together...such fun! l♥ve that you were able to just BE and enjoy... SILLY is such a sweet sweet way...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

2SewRetro said...

I love your silly in the city photos! They are so crunchy and make we wish to be there.

You have such beautiful children, Tif. You can see they have a lot of their mother in them....... :D

Carey said...

Of course he had to touch the gum alley walls!

Wish I had the fashion sense of your girls!

There's nothing wrong with your knees!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Looks like you all had a great day. Seattle looks like a fun city! What a great looking bunch you are!

~ Jennifer

QuiteQuaint said...

looks like you had a great time in seattle, i love your outfit.

i just found your blog through a link on wishwishwish and i think its lovely by the way x

PĆ¼ppilottchen said...

Hello, to your knees ;D It looks like you all had great fun out there!

*Nicola

Holly Knitlightly said...

Aw, it looks like such a fun day! You all have such great style.

Wende said...

Yay! Looks like a fun trip. I love that gum wall... as icky as it is. And your "We're with Stupid" photo is priceless!

Anonymous said...

I totally missed your knees because I was to busy staring at your boots!! They are so cute I need some where ever did you get them?

Julia said...

You are a very lucky Mum. Unfortunately it is not looking likely that either of my kids would be completely happy trawling the charity shops, now or in the future. Yours is my favourite blog BTW. :)

dottie angel said...

thank you all my lovelies for your kindness :)
julia, trust me not all my children are happy to be dragged around the thrift store!

my boots are by Fly London, most lovely and comfy indeed for a walk around the city :)

jami, i am thinking there are many 'young ones' who love to craft and thrift store rummage without a doubt
and
vicki, oh how i wish we had ended up there now that is the perfect way to end a day in seattle :)

Christine E-E said...

ummm. does Seattle have a "bubble gum alley"??? San Luis Obispo, CA has one downtown... this almost looked like the SLO (pronounced SLOW) gum alley...
lovely silliness...