Nearly kissed the ground at the airport, but thought better of it when I realized I’d have a struggle getting back up off the ground.  Don’t get me wrong, I had a glorious time.  I was just ready to get back to my own bed and all that!

Wrote that first part on December 5 — the night I got home.  Boy oh boy was I surprised at the weather.  For the last three days, I have awakened to sub-freezing weather in Sacramento.  What?  In Sacramento?  Yes, indeedie.  We have finally joined the ranks of the bitter cold.  I have always wanted to leave this town due to the extreme heat in the summertime.  Now I have to add the extreme cold (without snow and blasting icy temps of those of you further east.  I guess it’s Fiji or the Bahamas for me.  We’ll see.  The universe will prevail, as usual.

I learned a lot.  I gave a lot.  I got an amazing boost in my fabric life.  The preparation for, lead up to, and moments prior to the show were surreal and freaky.  I completed a huge project in red, blue, orange and purple (and a little pink).  I used found objects, beads and fabrics all purchased in Washington.  Rather than doing the ancestral-related project I had planned and had taken all the elements for, I was so in awe of the first view of the snow capped mountains, that I saw something that I had to start the evening I went to Sequim the first time — the day after I arrived in Washington.

The piece has more than one name.  100 hearts…… dragon breath……. dragon’s heart……… oh geez.  I can’t wait until Janet sees it.  She’s my #1 interpreter of my fabric pieces.

A few things:

my living room, as of today, is a wreck.  two suitcases along with two large boxes……… which finally arrived…… the contents are all over the place.  Have had zero time to unpack.  I’m not worried.  Saturday will be here soon.

the water where I was seemed so still.  Major realization is that I truly love the flow of a river rather than the ocean or a bay or a lake.  Hah!

I might need the heat of the sun during what everyone called “arthritis time of year” at this time.  I sat inside the little house in Sequim the one day the sun shon all day; sat by the window in the sun as long as I could.

I’m tired from the whole trip.  No, I’m tired from the preparation for the trip, the stress of travel and other things that I will go into within the next new days.

Right now, I’m still cold, even after two cups of hot tea and a bowl of veggie stew I made a couple of days ago.  My solution…. I’m going into my bedroom to get really warm under my wonderful comforter, then get up later when warm and put away a few items so that on Saturday there will be 3 items less to put away!





bye bye sequim….

December 5, 2009

Nice breakfast, once again.  Mountains are performing to the best of their ability….. I’m saying ta ta for now. Some lovely people here.  Many local, many transplants.  This weekend is supposed to stay below freezing. Kinda glad to be leaving in those circumstances.

See you soon, those of you in Sacramento.  Others….. anon.


off to the show!

December 3, 2009

on my way to Karen’s for this morning’s trunk show.  More when I return……

Car’s covered with a heavy frost at 9:10am.  


fark and a half, man……

November 25, 2009

Ok, what the hell am I doing here?  Today is the “I want to go home” day I always have about one week into an exploratory vacation.  It’s cold.  It’s windy.  The rain is sprinkling.  I am drinking coffee.  Good grief. 

Not one silly stitch on the fabric project today; certainly am not getting it out tonight.  I do love having the wi-fi in this place (which will remain nameless until I get back to Sacramento.  I’ll see friends tomorrow. That should help pull me out of this funkified moment.

Now THIS made me laugh — vaguely related to funkifiedness….

I tell ya.

Ok.  Getting better by the minute.  Finally I am getting a chance to watch the food network.  I have missed it.  And even some HGTV.  Even watched a little bit of the Hallmark channel.  What was I thinking?

Off outta here around 8:30 or 9 tomorrow.  Taking the ferry across the Puget Sound.  Too many feast invitations this year.  Maybe the Sequim one will be for dinner some time next week!  

I’m rambling…… hmmm…..


productive in fabric….

November 23, 2009

I changed my project so radically, that I had to name it.  Today it is called dragon breath.  Not stinky, but fire filled and hot.  Ready to apply the borders.  Tomorrow it may be renamed 100 hearts. Found a wonderful bead store in Port Townsend today.  Bitterly cold and windy, but a parking place found within less than 100 feet.  Also found a choice item for the focal point of this piece.  No more about it right now. As you know, with the change of project came a change in colors, so finding the bead store was fortuitous.  Time to sew.  Time to find out where I will set up the sewing machine loaned to me by Karen of Karen’s Sequim Sewing Center.  Everyone is very obliging.  I think that they realize that good customer service breeds repeat customers. 

Karen’s is truly a full service shop in a tiny town with lots of fabric devotees.  Business was cooking on the day I was there for a couple of hours while she perused my fabric stuff.  She says the shop is tiny, but it is mighty.  There are even small pieces of silk in small packages.  More than I could have asked for!

I can smell dinner.  I am so fortunate to have a friend who is a cook as well.  Yummy smells.

May be back later.  Keep forgetting to take photos!