Observations on life & art and the inspirations I see around me

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stay Cool

Ashley and I are in Austin visiting Celeste and Elliott. Austin is one of my favorite places; considered by many as the "coolest" place in Texas. We're enjoying our visit but it is NOT cool outside today. The thermometer just read 104 when we came in from picking fabrics for cradle sheets, gowns for Celeste, and receiving blankets. This is definitely an "inside" trip.

I've almost gotten one cute gown made; just need to get it hemmed. There are other baby surprises in the works back home but I can't show those yet. I can't post pictures from C's computer but Ashley has done several great posts lately on her blog. Her post about her Dad and mine brought tears to my eyes.

From here on Friday I'm going south to Susie Monday's for a workshop. Michelle, Lu, and Brenda are picking me u. None of them are native Texans and the plan was to explore the hill country on our way down. With the heat we'll be compromised in how much we can explore. They've never seen the Hill Country so the view might just be from the air conditioned car.

Hope everyone is having a creative summer and however you're looking around, stay cool.


Gerrie said...

I wish I was with you all. I really want to take one of her workshops.

Connie Akers said...

Gerrie, Susie is a very good teacher and I think you'd enjoy working with her. I think she's teaching at Quilt Festival in Oct.