Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 7:  Another beautiful, "sunshiny" day in Seattle.  After breakfast with my high school friend Joyce, dad and I took the ferry to Bainbridge Island.  First, we stopped at Poulsbo, a little Norwegian town.  The town had a couple of Scandinavian murals and also a very tempting bakery.

However, instead of baked goods, I gave in to the temptation of ice cream at Mora Iced Creamery.  They are a boutique ice cream shop with lots of unique and very delicious flavors.  It was definitely difficult to make a choice.  My favorites were the lemon tart and white chocolate. 

After our stroll around Poulsbo, we stopped at downtown Bainbriadge Island before taking the ferry back to Seattle.  I'm glad that Esther's Fabrics is still around.  They have moved to a new location but they still have a great selection of fabric.  Their selection is mostly modern.  Here is their sidewalk display of fat quarters enticing everyone to stop on in.

They also carry Marie Clair Idees magazine from France.  It is in French but the pictures are gorgeous.

After we got back to Seattle, dad and I spent some time around Pike Place market. Of course, we had to stop by the very first Starbucks Coffee shop. There were lots of tourists taking pictures.  I want to share some photos of the gorgeous produce, flowers and fish around the market.  It was close to 5:00 pm so the market was already winding down.

Can you identify this vegetable?

And check out this selection of mushrooms.

There is also a quilt store at the market called Undercover Quilts.  It is a small store but it is packed with lots of fabrics and patterns. 

Here are some of their unique quilts on display.

There are no patterns for these quilts as they were made by a local quilt artist.  Stunning!

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