Sunday, May 25, 2008

Vacation Time

Gosh, the last two weeks have flown by. The week after Mother's Day, I got together with some Southern California Pattern Review Gals. They wanted to get together with Vonnevo too before she went home to Australia.

Left to right: Kathi Rank, mastdenman (Marilyn), 1Betsy1, (Betsy), Me, Vonnevo (Yvonne) and LadyBeGood. Sue V and Karmeng (Lois ) also came, but left before the photo. We had so much fun sharing sewing stories, looking at Kathi's vintage pattern collection and just visiting with each other. Except Kathi, we all had on garments we made and that was really fun. Only other sewists could really appreciate it.

Then last weekend I attended a Chickasaw Tribal Gathering. It was held in Bakersfield on just about the hottest day of the year. The Chickasaw ladies were wearing traditional costumes that they made themselves. I'm not interested in having a traditional Chickasaw dress, but I thought you'd like to see it.

All this is to say that I never had time to complete any of the garments for the mini-wardrobe contest. I don't know what I was thinking. I keep entering these contests and I keep failing to finish. You'd think I'd learn that I don't do well when working under pressure.

I'm only two days into my vacation, but I did take a great picture of meteor crater in Arizona. What a stunning site it was. I was a child when my parents would drive to Oklahoma every summer and we'd drive by off I40 and we never stopped. Finally at 46 years old I got to stop. Son thought it was wonderful. So did Husband.

On Tuesday we are visiting Chaco Canyon and Wednesday we are visiting Mesa Verde. Then on Thursday we will be going to Canyon de Chelley. The Southwest is so beautiful. We live in such a stunning country. I'm so happy to share it with Son. He is enjoying the trip so far. We are staying in Farmington, NM while Husband attends the American Rock Art Research Association annual meeting. There isn't much to do in Farmington, but there is a really nice river walk behind our hotel that isn't bad. I probably won't have another opportunity to post before I get home.


  1. What fun to meet up with everyone! I wouldn't worry too much about the mini-wardrobe contest - there's always the next one, lol. Hope you have a nice time on vacation!

  2. If you are still in Farmington, you (and especially son) might enjoy a trip to the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. There are wonderful ruins in there but you need to be on a guided hike.

  3. I was wondering where you've been! Have a fun and safe vacation! Thanks for the pic of the PR sewing ladies.

  4. That crater is awesome! And I'm so jealous that you had a PR ladies meetup. NOBODY is in the middle with me, sniff. (well, OK, MeggieLuLu is only 45 minutes away, but she doesn't DRIVE yet, LOL.)

    Have a safe trip home!

  5. Really enjoyed your vacation pictures. I am glad you had a good time too! You did a nice tribute to your mother as well.


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