Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pincushions and Twilight

I finally was able to get around to making myself a couple of new pincushions. I was going to make just your old run of the mill pincushion. But then I thought why not make something pretty and sweet so I finally settled on a couple of cupcake pincushions. I have a tendency to not take to much time when I am making something for myself. Don't know why that is other than I have so much other stuff to do. Well from now on I get some of the pretty stuff too!I have been meaning to blog about a trip I took with my daughter and niece last October. My niece Chloe was visiting from England and is a huge Twilight fan. So we just had to make a trip to Forks Washington the town that the movie was about. We set off very early and very excited. It was a wonderful trip and a wonderful weather day. The scenery was spectacular. Around every corner it just kept getting better and better. We finally arrived at Forks around lunch time. We stopped on the outskirts of town by the "Welcome to Forks" sign and took some photo's. Of course apples were brought along to re-create the front cover on one of the books. They were of course promptly eaten as by this time we were quite hungry.Forks is quite a small little town but we found a restaurant and had some lunch. This was one of the items on the menu. After much laughing we settled on something else for our lunch. I guess a lot of the businesses in Forks were cashing in on their new found fame.Lunch over with we took in a spot of sight seeing. Here is one of the trucks that Bella used in the movie. I say one because further down the road we came upon another one. So we will never know for sure. It was still fun anyway.You can even have your photo taken standing next to these cardboard cutouts of the characters in the movie. Not going to tell you if we did or not... it's to embarrassing!
Down the road we went to the Cullen house. Edward wasn't there of course but we took a photo of his mail box.It took a bit of searching but we finally found all that is left of the high school that Bella and Edward attended. Just the front fascade is still standing. They are building a new high school so they pulled that old one down. Apparently they are trying to raise money to save and I think move this piece. I hope they manage to do it.Last stop in town was Bella Swans house. I stood there wondering how many times a day this little house gets photographed. I wondered too if the owners got fed up with all the cars pulling up out front.
Anyway on we went with our trip.After driving for what seemed like forever we finally ended up in La Push. My goodness what an incredibly beautiful place.... and incredibly windy too! This is the place that they all went swimming or surfing. At least that is what they would like us to believe.
What a day we had! We still had a very long drive home but on the way back we decided to cut out some of the driving and take the ferry part way.The sun was starting to set as we got on board the ferry to take us back home.
Hope you enjoyed our little Twilight trip, we certainly did. In fact I can't wait until I go back again. Want to come along?

See you soon.


Sue said...

I think we should all agree to make 2011 "Be Nice To Ourselves" year. I plan to make some silly little things for myself and to wear my best jewelry even with my tee shirts and jeans.

Sorry, I'm not up on the Twilight stuff, but it was nice scenery, especially the ferry at dusk.

annemarie said...

I am not up on Twilight either - I know, I am so out of it! Looks like you had a wonderful day and your cupcake pincushions are so darn cute - love them.

Flowering Tree Botanicals said...

That was SUCH a fun trip! I want to do it all over again this year! xoxo

hetty said...

Sounds like you all had a good trip. Nice scenery. I love your little cupcake pincushions.

Bethany Hissong said...

Oh Kathy you know I'd LOVE to join you on a Twilight trip!!!! You should hear me now... I just read your whole post out loud to my daughter! I think I'm the one who is more excited by it! ;) The area is just gorgeous. I bet the high school used some of the money they got from the movie to help fix it up. In fact, the whole area probably got an influx of money from that and tourism. I know there's some here in Lancaster that are still trying to ride on the coat tails of "Witness"!! ;) When I saw those cupcakes, I thought of you immediately... I still display the knitted ones you made! Of all people, you deserve to have the best of what you do! Thanks for such a great post! :D

periwinkle said...

Oh WOW, I'm really quite envious but I do think it's a shame about the school. I do hope they save the last bit.

Michelle said...

I loved your post! I just took a Twilight trip to that area in October. Did you know that NOTHING was filmed in Forks, La Push or Port Angeles? I went to the filming spots and they're mostly in and around Portland, St. Helens and Vancouver. However Forks and all that area are amazingly beautiful! I can't wait to go again. I was there for 6 days and took 4500 photos. I blogged as I went. Lots of fun!

Anyone who loves Twilight should make that trip! Do you live close?


Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by! That are is the most beautiful place I have ever been and I met the nicest people. I can't wait to go back. I've been planning my return trip since I got home.

It was a crazy trip for us but we had the best time!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the trip! Delicious cupcake pincushions. Very nice!!!
ps - I still haven't seen/read Twilight yet... but i enjoy your photo report very much :)

Louise said...

I can tell you and your niece had a fun time together. I know nothing about Twilight, but your post would certainly please all the fans that do! I agree, you must treat yourself to some of the pretty stuff every now and again, including those lovely soaps you make. x

Handmade in Israel said...

What a lovely Auntie you are taking your niece on such a great day out! Love the pincushions - the strawberry is adorable!!!