Monday, February 28, 2011

A Lovely Saturday

First I went to the beauty parlor (do they call it that anymore?!) and got a terrific haircut. The stylist really listened to me and helped me choose a hairstyle that was perfect for my hair. I purchased some product to help make it curl and some tea tree shampoo. Can't wait to use that - it smells delightful!

Next I went to the annual quilt show. Oh. My. Gawd! I am a complete nut about quilts and each year, this show is a total feast for my eyes and senses. When I went Friday, I took about 30 pix. On Saturday I took 25 more.

You can view my slideshow HERE

But I want to put just a couple of the quilts into this post because they're kind of special.

The first is called Pure Country and it was made by a guy named Stuart.
Stuart was severely injured in an automobile accident and now is disabled. He says quilting helps keep him sane. Although he can only work on his quilts for short periods of time before he has to go lie down, he says he, "lives, breathes, and dreams quilts." This particular one has 30 different quilting patterns which were all made using the designs from antique tin pie safes. Remember those? Neither do I but I know what they are! LOL

This one was a labor of love made by over 50 people for a guy named Bob. Once he retired, he took great delight in the fact that he no longer had to wear a uniform every day so instead, he took to wearing colorful Hawaiian shirts. His wife called upon her quilting friends and together, they pieced this birthday quilt for Bob. On the back of the quilt, the quilters all made shirt backs with their names embroidered on them and also birthday wishes for Bob. What a treasure!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Visit Robyn's Garden

Hello Blogger Friends:
First of all, let me apologize profusely for so shamefully neglecting this blog!

I've been a bit under the weather the past few months so some things were cast aside.

In mid-December, I had gall bladder surgery and while I'm still muddling through the last vestiges of discomfort, things appear to be leveling out somewhat and I'm going to try and make a concerted effort to be a bit more efficient in my posts.

That being said, I have some exciting news! But first, a bit of background: I first met my lovely friend Robyn when our tables were side by side at an arts + crafts fair on Amelia Island. Was it really only last year? It was Robyn's very first fair and she was a bit nervous.

Being the old veteran that I am (insert giggle here) I offered my support and praise for her beautiful Kansashi pins. Here she is making her very first sale.

Since then, Robyn and I have met up frequently at various arts + crafts fairs and I've come to cherish my friendship with this wonderful, compassionate lady. She's doing very well with her business and I'm so proud of how far she's come since that first timid effort.

But now for the great news! Robyn recently finished a terrific, adorable website called
Robyn's Flowers. I'd like all of you to go visit so you can see her beautiful creations and read the heartwarming stories behind her designs.

Oh and P.S.
If any of my readers live near Fernandina Beach, you might want to go check out Robyn's designs at North Third Trading Company, 13 N. Third Street in Fernandina Beach. Her beautiful kansashi are selling like hotcakes!