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Love that God blessed me with a creative gift to share! Love creating new embroidery, needlework and patchwork projects of all kinds! Passionate about my family and my faith. Love where we live on the south coast! Wish I had more time to be creative!!

Something to remember ...

"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yellowstone Park and Lone Peak Walk

We had an amazing day yesterday driving through Yelliwstone Park looking for animals and enjoying the spectacular scenery ....  spotted a lone wolf very early at 6am which is quite rare apparently ....



Saw lots of bison and elk but unfortunately no bears ( until later in the afternoon when we called into the Grizzly Bear and Wolf Discovery Centre) ....





Captured this amazing photo of an Osprey chick waiting to be fed .... And making lots of noise ...



Old Faithful was interesting and we enjoyed a coffee while waiting for it to spurt ....


And yesterday the sun was out all day .... Today slightly different ...  We went to the top of Lone Peak here in Big Sky .... The rain and fog lifted and it was spectacular but a little chilly ....






We caught the chair lift half way, then a 4 wheel drive up to the gondola and then gondola to the top ... Just amazing ...



On the chair on the way down we had spectacular views of Big Sky where we are staying until tomorrow when we farewell Wendy and Greg and head to San Francisco .... 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Big Sky, Montana


Well this is definitely the opposite end of the spectrum from New York!!  Absolutely stunning scenery, beautiful walking trails and we are loving staying with my sister Wendy and her husband Greg at their holiday home in Big Sky.   As a serious skiing family they spend lots of time here in winter but happened to be here for a few weeks as we were crossing back to the west coast, so we came to visit for 5 days ......  This morning before breakfast we hiked up to Bee Hive Trailhead through spectacular scenery and came upon a moose and her baby ....







There is a great view from every room in the house and this morning as I stepped out of the shower this little Elk was looking through the window ....







Summer is nearly ending here but there are a few stunning wild flowers out and some gorgeous baskets and pots of flowers in the village ....






The church in the village is a picture and the hanging baskets outside the restaurant tonight were gorgeous .... Dinner was an experience ....  Elk burgers, Bison Ravioli and David enjoyed a full rack of ribs !!









Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend in New York

Another great weekend back in New York with Sam and Nadia .... We enjoyed the basketball at Maddison Square Garden on Friday night ....



Earlier in the afternoon we had an amazing look through the New York Stock Exchange including a walk on the floor arranged by a friend of SAMs who works there ....


A Saturday stroll along the high line showed us there are many green spots in amongst the high rise of New York ....



A visit to the Chelsea Market and the spice and tea shop was amazing ....



Today's walk across the Brooklyn Bridge was beautiful but we couldn't believe these guys painting the bridge so high up with this their background .. 



A fantastic breakfast in a cafe in Brooklyn .... 


And ferry rides back followed by lunch in a Central Park ....  Last day here tomorrow before we head east to Montana ....




Saturday, August 23, 2014

Washington DC

We have had a great few days exploring Washington DC and staying with some old friends, Glenn and Ellen.   Explored all the famous monuments, ate well, caught a live concert with Josh Groban performing with the Washington DC orchestra and a live stage show of a Stephen Sondheim musical .... A bit of culture to add to our sightseeing tour .... Here we are with our friends and their cute granddaughter Zoe ....


Ellen does beautiful patchwork and quilting so I was right at home here ....




She is Norwegian and loves celebrating Christmas and had some beautiful pieces to show me .... Including this lovely scrap quilt being hand quilted at the moment ....


Lots of amazing scenery and a special time spent with friends ....


Arlington memorial, Lincoln memorial and many others ....



Monday, August 18, 2014

The City Quilter, New York







Fancy stumbling across The City Quilter on a Sunday afternoon stroll in New York !  What a fabulous find .... It even kept David and Sam amused for a while ! 





After a lovely brunch at the yummy Bluestone Cafe in Soho, we wandered up to Chelsea and found such a lovely shop .... 




These two were pretending to be really interested while I was looking around ....




I found Gail Pan's new book on the shelf ....




And found a few little bits and pieces to purchase .... 




Then enjoyed some Sunday afternoon roof top drinks ....



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Farewell to Cape Cod




Early tomorrow morning we will sadly say farewell to Cape Cod and head back to New York .... We have enjoyed our time in Boston and Cape Cod and especially the beautiful warm weather.  Today we caught up with Larry , a friend who used to work with my brother about 35 years ago in Vermont ... He owns a restaurant in Cape Cod and it was great to catch up ....




Saw lots more beautiful scenery and amazing houses ....






The tide was a long way out beyond the salt marsh on the edge of this beach ....





Friday, August 15, 2014

Cape Cod



Have had a great few days in a Cape Cod with our Canadian friends, Clive and Irene .... Such beautiful houses, beach walks, sunshine and great seafood .... This house was in Provincetown yesterday ...




Beach walk this morning with the seals watching us ....





Huge horseshoe crab which we found on the beach ...


Great friends to spend time with and surrounded by beautiful houses and scenery ...


Clive and David outside our house ....