Hello again everyone! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was a classic - a brisk morning walk, a perfect turkey roasted all day on the Weber and a nearly disastrous apple pie. I won't go into the details with that barely avoided catastrophe, but will just say we are more than a little overdue for a new oven. Thank goodness the fire department wasn't necessary!
So to continue with the "been there, done that" theme, let me pick up where I left off on my last post. As for Been There, the birthday celebration meandered all the way south for a few days of frolicking in Key West. Greetings from Margaritaville!
And from the top of the Key West lighthouse......
....where the water and sky really are this brilliant.
I love it during our adventures when I'm taken by surprise with an unexpected bit of needlework. It happened this trip inside the lighthouse museum, where I found this little piece of embroidery on a table cloth. There was no information about it and I doubt if it's really even a piece that is original to the lighthouse, but it was charming just the same.
Jim took pictures the entire trip and I looked for interesting patterns that will eventually become motifs for my dreamed of Key West sampler. This time we found inspiration in the San Carlos Institute, which is an old Cuban social club, similar to those we have in Tampa, Today it houses a wonderful museum.
We also found some lovely patterns on the steps of the old Key West City Hall.
It was 4 days full of long walks, porches and churches with sky blue ceilings, vibrant music and time together. As always, I came home already anticipating the next visit back.
And now for the Done That - Sarah Tuel, DONE!
I had a lot of ambivalence about Sarah. Those flowers at times seemed really drab.
And to say the least, her townsfolk were a rather intimidating crew....
...but in the end, I love her wildness...
...and the details that appear to be identical at first are really very unique to a more observant eye. Thank you Sarah - you were a meandering romp of a project!
So that brings me to the Won the Giveaway portion of the post...
The lucky stitcher who wins my gently used copy of the chart for the Armchair Necessaire is Lisa, The Inspired Stitcher! Lisa, if you will send me your mailing address, I'll get this little goody off to you within the next few days.
Whew, I feel like I've been composing this post all day! And tomorrow is the return to reality, meaning the start of another work week. Better go find something to stitch on and savor my waning moments of Thanksgiving vacation. Thanks for stopping by!