Tuesday, April 26

pottling with intent...

Marjan navigated and i drove. our mission? to 'pottle with intent'. do you like that? i do too, 'pottle with intent' sounds like you have something of importance to do. i am thinking i will use this phrase of words more often.


perhaps when out and about, a market researcher may indeed stop me in my tracks and instead of mumbling pathetically some feeble excuse for not wishing to spend 10 minutes filling in a survey, i can instead say with a voice of certainty "oh i am sorry, but i am terribly busy pottling with intent" to which the market researcher will nod a knowing nod, despite not really knowing and leave me to get on with my pottling.


i am also thinking this may come in handy when a clan member keeps rabbiting in my ear and i cannot hear myself think, i will be able to say "can you give me a minute, i am busy pottling with intent" there upon i will walk with purpose around the shed giving the illusion i have something very important to do, hence my manic pottling. oh yes this is a trick worthy of keeping up one's sleeve for many an occasion.



today's pottling with intent, was across the bridge in the big city to a destination called Assemble which is a gallery, studio and shop all in one creative little space. i heard about Assemble from Janine and after doing a little research online, knew it worthy of a pottle.






Andie Wurster the lovely owner was there with her equally lovely little furry friend, Grady. we had a nice chin wag, whilst admiring the lovely paper goods on display and noting the wonderful courses they offer. if you happen to be in the Seattle area and are looking for a lovely location to learn the art of crocheted granny squares then i cannot think of a nicer place to 'pottle with intent' to, so you may twiddle with yarn, hook and some likeminded crafty souls.




it is strangely quiet in the shed with one half of her clan gone for a few days ~ Tif

15 comments:

CowRoad said...

It was another Great Day Tif! See you Sunday! :-)
Marjan

nikkijoy said...

Oooh it looks so sweet! Love some of that artwork. Wish I had somewhere like this to "pottle" to =P x

meredith said...

What a lovely shop! It looks like you had fun "pottling with intent". I like that phrase, and i LOVE your writing style.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Oh, I just realised you're the second-half of the trip to Seattle! How funny! I just commented on the other half's post.

Your both different, but similar. How cute! Sounds like you had a great day.

The Beetle Shack said...

I'm yearning for a shop like this near my place... maybe i should open one...

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

I have to say that your boots are lovely!

tempo.dk said...

Thank your for sharing your trick - I too have a lot of clanmembers - mine of the talk-happy female sort. I will keep the 'pottle with intent' trick in mind. Bente

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I wouldn't mind a pottle in that little shop myself!!! :)
Vivienne x

Little Blue Mouse said...

Nothing like a good bit of pottling, and Assemble looks like just the place to do it in.
Where have half your clan gone to?

Susan said...

Oh my gosh! Coordinating your dog with the color of the floor is brilliant. You would never need to sweep!

Tuin 21 said...

that is great 'pottling with intent'..something i like to do myself more often...

Mary Pullen said...

I love the term 'pottle' :-) - is it the same as 'pootling', i wonder?

Also love the shot of your feet! Quelle coincidence - i blogged about the very same idea only yesterday and referenced Janine at Uppercase's article on shooting feet!

Looks like you had a great day and I'm just going on a 'vitual pottle' through your links....

Best, Mary :-) (from back over the Pond)

dottie angel said...

susan! i thought the exact same thing :)

the beetle shack, yes i think you should, wouldn't it be lovely...

here's to lots of pottling my dears!

Sonja.Barrett said...

I love Assemble! My sister lives in Greenwood and we make Assemble part of our shopping tour. We take our time and touch everything in the shop.

dottie angel said...

sonja! we were the same :) touchy feely everything!