Sunday, May 20, 2007

I'm published!!

Last year, for Art Fiber Fest 2006, I participated in a quilt square Swap, hosted by Shari Beubien. She gathered all the quilt squares from the participating artists, swapped them around, and created these wonderful wall hangings then sent them back to us. She also kept 4 of the hanging with her and mailed them off to Quilting Arts, Cloth, Paper, Scissors gals and guess what?

They published them in the current issue!! It had been so long I had forgotten she sent them to the QA/CPS folks. I was thumbing through my new issue (May/June 2007) and turned the page to page 62 and screamed!!

There were our lovely hangings in all of their quilted glory! On the facing page, they featured close-up pictures of the the beautiful square from Deb May and Suzanne Simantis. Then, I turned the page again and they had done a close-up picture of my square! I was so excited!!!

A big-huge Thank you to Shari for hosting - this is truly the best swap I have ever participated in. She put so much hard work into the swap itself and everything involved in getting them published.

Yummy Breakfast!

Collin and I found this wonderful cafe in downtown Bothell, on Main Street called Alexa's Cafe. We stopped in for breakfast today (Sunday) and had the best time. The service was friendly and prompt, the food was fresh and delicious and the prices are excellent. Collin ordered the Queen Anne Scramble and I had the quiche of the day, which was bacon and cheddar cheese - yummy! We left fully satisfied and not over full because you can order half-orders of many of the menu items, including the scrambles -which is perfect for us! I forgot to take pictures as it started raining just as we left, but follow the link to their web site and they have their menus and hours online.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Kangaroo Farm!

My friend Linda told me about this Kangaroo Farm in Arlington, WA, while I was at her house for a recent play day. So, I decided to surprise my sister and 9 year-old niece by taking them up there, with me and Collin of course, for a day at the farm. What a blast! They have Lemurs, Llamas, and Alpaca, an Emu named Charles and of course, Wallabies and Kangaroos - the best part is you get to pet them all except fort he Lemurs! They also had a bunch of Peacocks (2 breeds), beautiful chickens, turkeys, and some exotic Asian Pheasants in cages.
It was a beautiful sunny day too! My family was surprised and we all had a fantastic day! Ray, our tour guide, was so friendly and knowledgeable - a 5 -star day all the way around.
Here's the photos of this spectacular trip...I filled up my digital camera!

That's me kissing the llama Mr. T-he was actually very gently taking a snack out of my mouth!

If you look closely at the photo of the lemurs, you can see my reflection in the window-I didn't plan for that, but sort of like how it came out.

Anywhoo - enjoy!