Sunday, May 30, 2010

We had a fun-filled weekend with Middle Daughter and her boyfriend, who came up to see us to say goodbye before they leave for Florida. DH and I walked downtown to deliver the coffee
sleeves I made, and there I enjoyed a scrumptious bowl of Avocado Poblano Soup

while waiting for the kids to arrive. Will definitely be getting some more of that soup sometime. Yummm......

We just had to get a photo by the downtown cow.

Saturday morning we were greeted by this beautiful bluebird at the feeder so we knew it was going to be a great day!

We headed out for Redstone where we spotted a very famous lady
peeking out of her front window -- and check out who was visiting her!

The Crystal River was not too good for fishing right now -- too fast -- so..........

....from Redstone we continued on to Marble

and the three fisher-people enjoyed Beaver Lake:

I read a book while looking at this view:

Sunday started out at the monastery in Snowmass

and then we were off to Basalt for breakfast.

This gal must have lost her luggage-- She had to go out to eat in her pajamas! At least she didn't lose her camera .....

Then ... off to Carbondale.

With all the mountains around them, these boys just HAD to climb all over Buddha?

I've mentioned before that there seems to be a lot of medical marijuana shops around here, but Carbondale goes one better:

Mellow-out those doggies and they won't pollute!

Middle Daughter and Boy Friend were sad that they didn't get to see all the wonderful art sculptures as there is a fundraiser going on right now:

Time to say goodbye. The kids are off to Boulder where they will run in the Bolder Boulder on Monday.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sewing...... and a bird

I finished 14 coffee sleeves today and will take a dozen down to the little coffee shop and send two to Michigan for my aunt.

This little birdie sat awhile on the back fence and then sipped quietly at the hummingbird feeder. A somewhat drabber version sat nearby and I'm thinking that it was the female of the pair. It was perhaps 6 inches long. I wish I knew what it was..... (For reference, the fence post is a bit over 5 inches wide. )

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This local motel always has an interesting sign. Anyone want to try out the sauan...... Or.... is sauan the plural of sauna? Hmmmm.....

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer begins

DH and I walked downtown to get a NY Times and some coffee at our favorite shop. We settled into a table by the window, DH got the coffee, and when he came back he brought the shop owner with him. She asked if I would make some of my coffee sleeves and sell them at her shop. How cool is that! So, you know what I'll be doing for awhile up here.

I did find a nice little waist pack to use when I run. Now that the weather is warmer, I can't wear my vest that has nice pockets for stashing iPod, etc. This little pack was a great find.

We met a couple critters on our way home:

And finally, DH enjoying the sunshine and warm weather during our walk. This mural is on the Colorado Mountain College building. Gorgeous!

And here I am this morning after my run:

No sun, lots of rain mixed with a bit of that white stuff, but actually quite nice for running --- for me :-)

Got to start sewing now!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Busy times lately

I've been fairly busy lately with lots of sewing and crafting projects but not a lot of blog time. This will be kind of a catch-up post (where I remembered to snap some photos.)

I've made a few more coffee sleeves, and I'm quilting my quilt by hand. What a project!

Made a Birdie Sling bag for my beautiful niece for her graduation.

The young ladies with whom I sew began working on Little Dresses for Africa. Here are some shots from the Creative Lab this morning:

Sometimes it's more fun to sew with someone when you can share music!

The young men have been repairing clothing and outdoor gear. I think the gals will be asking them to repair THEIR clothing, etc. now but I've told the guys to charge them!

One young man decided to make a hammock, went to the fabric store and REI and came in with his design, ready to sew. He was so excited when he finished it that he wanted to try it out. We rigged it up behind the store. Doesn't he look pleased with his product? If you want a hammock, he may be going in to the business!

And now for the little ones. They are making summer hats now, and one had to finish her gumdrop pillow yesterday. Such fun!

They made coffee sleeves for their moms and one little gal tried out some pattern-making and made her doll an apron,complete with a little pocket.

What have you been working on?

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