Tuesday, November 30, 2010

AiR #15

All Around the Block is another quilt shop in Giddings. Worth the trip for the fabric selection, threads & friendly service from Janice & Phyllis, who recommended Reba's Deli for lunch.

Tasty  Broccoli Cheese soup & a half  flat bread Duke [steak sandwich]. Food names are another language here, but I'm not starving! Martha, glad you're enjoying my posts. Suzanne, I know you'll have a great  US holiday.

Caught my Eye- Santa Fe

What a great idea drive-through banks are! And I have dropped a letter into a drive-though post box.
Our SUV at the shopping centre.

Monday, November 29, 2010

AiR #14

We have had a Northern cold snap, an indication of the season to come. It is surprising for me, from sub-tropical Brisbane, Queensland to see the sudden change in the foliage relate to the weather.
Most of the Cottonwood leaves have fallen [ photo above was taken 2 weeks ago] & this bird's nest has no sign of activity.

Santa Fe Saturday

On the recommendation of Teresa of the Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad, we found ourselves in Evangelo's bar on West San Francisco Street, Saturday afternoon.

Yes, the music was great!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

More Santa Fe glimpses

The statue of the first North American Indian Saint, Kateri Tekakwitha 1656- 1680 stands at the entry to St Francis Cathedral.

Juxtaposition of history & commerce at the Palace of Govenors & the art of New Mexico identity, Georgia O'Keeffe at the Museum named  for her.

AiR #13

I hope Thanksgiving was all you wanted it to be.  Here at the 'Franch', which comes from a combination of farm & ranch, not French Provincial as I had previously blogged, the table was beautifully decorated with a turkey centrepiece, red & orange Fall colours.
Roast turkey, dressing [stuffing], mashed potato, asparagus, string beans & bacon, cranberry jello salad, devilled egg, sweet corn casserole, beetroot, cranberry jelly, celery with cream cheese & pecan- all delicious. Pies for dessert. Thanks Karey, Maurice  & family, for a lovely first Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 26, 2010

AiR #12

The shared vision of cousins Karey Bresenhan & Nancy O'Bryant for a Texas Quilt Museum is taking shape in La Grange. Above L-R Karey & friend Patricia. Restoration of  two adjacent 1800's buildings, formally a furniture & hardware store, is exposing the beautiful hand-built brick foundations.

The Texas Quilt Museum will open during International Quilt Festival 2011 with special tours from Houston available.

Santa Fe glimpses

Margarita's & New Mexican food, colourful tiles & relaxing at the Plaza.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

AiR #11

The studio design wall is constantly changing. The freedom of such a large wall is generally producing larger pieces of coloured, printed & rubbed fabric.

Happy Thanksgiving

One of the many wildlife sightings on our travels was this turkey flock in New Mexico, who perhaps have avoided Thanksgiving this year? Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating with family & friends.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

AiR #10

This is the number plate of my hire car & the one below from a modern farm truck.

But how good is this number plate, which says 'Texas Farm Truck'. And I couldn't stop at the number plate- after all I have to keep the 'Rubbing Queen' title somehow! Thanks for your comments yesterday, luckily I am wearing lace-up shoes in the studio & will continue to do so!

Santa Fe

Simple repeat patterns of hotel furnishings & a small space for art.

Chimayo is a special place & we enjoyed it in the late afternoon, without the crowds.