Sunday, January 17, 2010

Calling It A Day

I am now giving myself permission to stop being creative for the rest of the weekend.   Finished the curtain panel for the bedroom

Then I started in on a "throw" to go with the quilt I'll be putting together for the family room sofa.  I had put together a quilt top as a curtain panel for our old house a year or so ago and now plan to use it on a quilt.  Today I took out the scraps from that quilt and started playing with a small lap quilt/throw for the same sofa.

It's been raining all day and it's expected to be wet for the entire week. 
I think it's time to just stop for the day and enjoy the rest of the evening in a non-creative way.  Now if I could just tear my husband away from his work . . .

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Most Amazing Sunset . . . And Guitar Playing

late yesterday Ross and I headed over Hwy 49 from our home to Placerville, 

passing by Coloma and Cool (CA)

the sunset was absolutely amazing - truly the most
beautiful one I've ever seen

the western sky was yellow and orange
the eastern sky was pink and purple

After our stop at Zia's in Placerville (a new gelato and coffee place that my friend Shari recently opened) we headed to Shingle Springs to a home concert featuring internationally acclaimed guitarist Alex de Grassi. My husband is on his email list and had found out that he was going to be in our area. Turns out that the home concert was held at the home of a former co-worker - he used to sit across from me and next to Ross (yes, Ross and I also sit near each other at work - it's sick, I know). The Wall Street Journal describes Alex as “Flawless”. Billboard Magazine says “Intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention.” Alex has performed throughout Europe and Japan, as well as Carnegie Hall, Telluride and Wolftrap.

Ross was in heaven and I got a kick out of seeing how thrilled he was throughout the concert to watch this man play. He was so happy and amazed at his talent. I was a bit tentative about the whole idea of sitting for a couple of hours just listening to a guy play the guitar yet I have become a fan as well. It was a nice way to spend a Saturday night.

Friday, January 8, 2010

This Man Brings Me So Much Joy and Happiness

The doorway to 2010

I just have to share this picture that Rachel Ashwell featured on her blog - it is absolutely lovely.