Monday, May 28, 2007

Lucky us!

Morning coffee....doesn't this picture of Deborah say it all? Lazy, take your time getting the day started morning coffee. Friendship. Too long since we were all able to get together.

Monday, May 21, 2007


We're on our way home this morning. Early. Our flight leaves at 6:45 for the trip back to the east coast and it's VERY early considering the late nights we've had. Having fun of course. But I wanted to post some pictures of things that made an impression on me. Unfortunately, Mt Rainier was not one of them since we've had mostly cloudy or overcast days.

Dungeness Crab Cocktail for lunch. Wine for lunch. Perfect.

Pike's Place fish market. This is an amazing city. Fresh fish, fresh food, fresh flowers, healthy looking people...could there be a connection???

Check out the price on these beauties... and they lined at least 2 blocks.

Walking back from dinner last night we found this beauty. It's covered with little animals, an art car with wild animals inside and out.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I've Been Tagged

So here are the 7 habits/facts about me:

1. I have to have my morning coffe in the presence of nature. If i can't go outside I have to be in a window with a view. I think it's my form of daily meditation.

2. I would get so upset when my kids would leave cupboard doors and drawers open. My kids have been gone for 10 plus years and the doors and drawers are still staying open...oops.

3. The older I get the more I need organization. Is it the virgo in me or the need to create an environment where it's easier to REMEMBER where i put things?

4. I can spend days working on a piece of fabric art, but please don't ask me to hem a pair of pants.

5. In a large group I tend to gravitate towards the kids, preferably under the age of six. They are so entertaining. Me and Art Linkletter think so anyway. (And you say,"who's that?")

6. I read/listen to more than one book at a time. Right now I have 3 going. I always finish them and I always seem to keep the stories straight, though in other parts of my life multitasking doesn't come as easily as it once did.

7. I am blessed. With good health. With a patient and loving husband. With incredible kids. With a family that gets bigger and better with every new baby.

But not with 7 blogger friends that haven't already been tagged for me to pass this on to. Oh well.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Art Quilts Maine Exhibit

It is a beautiful show in a beautiful space. The Saco Museum is a mixture of the old and new...old , traditional quilts followed by a new space and new artquilts. The first few pictures are interpretations of the log cabin square.

Kate's piece done with scraps of fabric donated by the family of one of our members who passed away a few years ago.

Home is Where the Hearth Is, by Pat Halpern. Wish I had taken a real close up showing the embellishments.

Water, by Annette Houston. the colors were stunning, (because they're blue?!) and the quilting lines were gold thread. Really nice.

Our own Sarah Ann Smith's trees. You may have seen this on her blog at one time or another.

This one is by Julie Weaver and I was so taken with it, I never got the title. I thought she did a fabulous job iof integrating the photo with the fabric.

Ginkos on a Moonlit Pond, by Sue Gehrhardt. The ginko leaves and dragonflies were made using water soluble stabilizer with threadwork on top of sheer fabric.

It's always so interesting to see a group of quilts in one place, to see how the makers themselves have progressed in their work. This show will be up till the end of June, I think, for anyone living or traveling in Maine who wants a treat. Saco Museum and Dyer Library, Main St., Saco.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007