for lunch at the Garden Cafe. She's my *first* met-through-blogland buddy,
and I'm sooooo glad we got together. Too much fun in too little time!!
Not a moment's silence between us--comfortable, easy conversation
right from the get-go. Shell knows what's most precious
in life and shows it with gusto!
She's a very creative spirit who shares
my passion for vintage (duh!!). Working at Joyworks in Snohomish,
she has a quick eye for textiles, color and potential
for vintage items to upcycle and repurpose.
I don't have a creative crafter bone in my body and am in awe of
what Shelly sees in her mind's eye. I know, cuz we went SHOPPING
together after lunch--what fun to see what she spotted!
(Skagit Valley Gardens purchased this
fabulous "Jewelers" sign from yours truly)
Short on time, and focused on the task at hand (did I say SHOPPING?!),
there was no time for photo-ops . . . a mad dash to LaConner to
visit Mary Davis Lighting (so glad Mary is feeling better after a real
scare with a nasty virus!!). LOVE her shop!
Then a quick stop at Egg and Dart . . . Shell found some gorgeous
vintage ribbon for her projects. Ran out of time, although we wanted to stop
by MoonRose and Hutch Studio (next time for sure!).
Dashing off to Mount Vernon to catch Dilly Dally and the Red Door
before they closed . . . whew, we did it!!!
this darling wall vase with flowers from her yard (oh, look, it has
a Frenchie lady on it!). We certainly crammed a lot of fun into just a
few short hours together--can't wait for another road trip
and another perfect afternoon with Shell.