Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beautiful Weekend at the Lake! And FINALLY...a little Color!

Last weekend we decided to drive up to Lake Chelan in the northeast Cascade Mountains. We've been planning to take a little fall trip, but couldn't decide where to go. Hubby came up with this place since we've never been up there before. He made a wonderful choice.

It took us about three hours to drive up here. This is the heart of Washington's apple country. What a perfect place to take a fall trip! There were tons of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and harvest happenings all through the area. Fall was definitely in the air!

We stayed on the lake and the first morning we woke up to this pretty rainbow!

The above photo was taken on the second morning of our trip from our hotel room balcony. We woke up to beautiful blue skies and crystal clear blue water! It was breathtaking!

This is an interesting area in that the lake is surrounded by the treeless mountains. But a few miles in any direction and you're surrounded by beautiful trees. And the COLORS were finally at their peak! I just loved the contrast in this photo above!

On Saturday we drove up to Winthrop. It was a gorgeous drive along some beautiful countryside, along several different rivers. My husband fell in love with this area and now wants to buy a house on one of the rivers up here and retire. Then he plans to fish his days away. I love this area but not sure there are enough thrift stores, antique shops and most of all...RESTAURANTS to keep me happy! hehe! But maybe I can change my way of life...maybe!

Here are a few photos of the countryside.

These were taken outside of Winthrop in the Methow Valley. Very pretty countryside up here.

An old dilapidated pedestrian bridge stretching across one of the rivers.

Some interesting yard art along the way!

We decided to take a different route home and drove over Stephen's Pass and through the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. It was a beautiful drive home and I FINALLY got to see some of the fall colors I had been missing. Still not what I'm used to from back east, but no doubt beautiful in it's own right!I brought along some sewing as I cannot sit idle in the hotel room at night. I just finished up a large fall order and now I'm back at work finishing up some Christmas prims. Here is my newest penguin tuck. He is so much fun! I hope to have the patterns to both of my new penguins finished up in the next couple of days. Also, I will start offering these, as well as all my new tucks this week.

I've listed a few Christmas pieces on my website but they have already sold. I have MANY new pieces in the works and hope to have then finished this week.

So make sure to check my website for all my latest Christmas primitives, as well as all my newest tucks for 2011. Hope to see you there! ~~Annie


  1. How beautiful! Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Hubby and I are going to have to get out and explore a little more on your side of Washington.

    And I'm still laughing about that silly pig...


  2. What a beautiful place to visit! Love all of your gorgeous pics, especially the one with the pedestrian bridge.Cute goodies you have been making ,I really like the gingers.Have a great evening!Hugs,Jen

  3. What beautiful pictures ~ looks absolutely amazing!

  4. What a beautiful area!!
    Love the new tucks...so cute!!

  5. Love the pictures Annie. Such beautiful colors and I especially love the pig..It does give me some ideas and makes me wonder what all the farmers that don't even know me would think if I had that in my front yard..Thanks for sharing your trip with us..Makes me want to take a trip but don't know if I could handle it with the 4 fur babies and I could never go without them :)

  6. holy cow what a beautiful place you hit!!! I have never been there but want to go now..love all the fall color..thanks for sharing..love the christmas items you have been making..you are one talented gal.;) have a great rest of your week.,;)

  7. Beautiful photos Annie!
    It's so nice getting away.
    Your new tucks and gatherings are sweet.

  8. What a beautiful place. Love all the fall trees and countryside views. Looks like a relaxing place to visit.
    Country at heart

  9. What a wonderful weekend you had! I enjoyed seeing the pictures of all the color. TFS with us.
    You're like me, have to keep your hands busy even when we're away!


  10. Beautiful photos. I love taking autumn drives to see the color. I too like to take some handwork along when traveling, whether it be stitching or knitting, I gotta' have it along.

  11. I love the pictures Annie especially the rainbow. How Sweet! You are such an artist love your tucks and gathering.

  12. Love your blog and your autumn pictures are stunning! We don't get these colors in our neck of the woods! I am now your new follower! Please stop by to visit us and become our follower too! We would love to have you join us... Have a wonderful weekend to come! Hugs, Loretta

  13. loved the pig and potty and the trip through the hills and dales...beautiful rivers...I can see why he'd like to live there

  14. What beautiful color! We took a drive around the area here in NC today and took pics! It is pretty right now and a cold front is coming in tomorrow! Love your Christmas tucks! ♥

  15. Awww... I love your blog and I love the wallpaper background. It that of your own design. It is awesome. I want to do something like that for my blog. Any suggestions Annie? Email me and let me know about your designs.
    Your creations are just wonderful and definitively put you in the holiday spirit. I can't wait for my pocket book to get in the same spirit so I can splurge a little. I am busy creating too. Love you little gingerbread in a mug. Very festive. You rock lady.


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