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The trees were beginning to bloom.

What a wonderful time I had in Seattle! My parents lived there before I was born, so I grew up hearing all about the area. It was a treat to finally see it for myself. The weather was very cooperative – in fact, it was unseasonably warm and sunny and all of the locals kept telling us how lucky we were to see Seattle at its best in March. (Apparently, it’s usually foggy, rainy, and chilly this time of year.) Forgetting my umbrella turned out to be no problem at all.

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View from the ferry across Puget Sound – the Seattle skyline.

I took the ferry over to Bainbridge Island on Sunday morning to see a bit of the local scenery – and Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. We carry their patterns and it was really fun to visit them in person. I met another shop owner while there. Gail, owner of Longmont Yarn Shop (Longmont, Colorado) was taking the tour, too, and we became fast friends. That’s one of the things I love about this hobby – you meet the nicest people! I encourage you to visit Gail’s shop if you ever find yourself in Longmont, or Colorado, for that matter. I also met Sasha (another shop owner, from Missouri) at Churchmouse. She’s adorable and will be re-opening her shop, Stitch Space, (after losing everything in a fire) later this week. John (co-owner of Churchmouse) was a delightful host and gave the three of us a “locals” tour on our way back to the conference.

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John K., me, and Gail S-D at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.

I learned so very much at the conference and I can hardly wait to begin to implement terrific new programs, classes, and all kinds of other “wonderfulness” for you. Keep an eye out here for details. Yes, I know it’s been a while since I last wrote, but I’m committed to keeping you up to date here now, so buckle your seat belt…it’s going to be an awesome ride!

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                Beautiful Mount Rainier


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