Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sunny CA and Snowy Ohio

I just spent 6 wonderful days in sunny California with my Mom and Dad. We visited the Mission at San Juan Capistrano on our way to La Jolla. I loved the simplicity and color of the art work on the walls of the church at the mission.

The small Serra Church was also decorated with wonderful painted walls and ceiling.

It was a pity that it poured with rain the day we visited. I did manage to take this great picture of the trunk of one of the trees on the grounds when the rain stopped for a few minutes. Amazing texture and color.

A little fun with Mom and Dad, they were good sports.

We then drove to La Jolla and were planning to travel all around the area. We must have needed a good sunny break as we settled into seaside life walking and taking in the ocean air and did not budge from this place for 6 days. The sea and bird life was amazing. We spent many hours watching the sea lions, harbor seals and array of birds in the area.

 We even took in a great sunset on our last evening.

I returned to Ohio and was welcomed with snow and an abundance of work. It is so good to be able to teach on the West coast in the middle of our Ohio winter. It sure makes it easier to deal with.

This week I return to CA to teach for Beach City Quilt Guild. Life is Good!
Creative Stitching


  1. What a great life you have! I know you work very hard at it too! I saw inspiration all over those church walls but I also noticed how there are similarities even among cultures far apart from each other. I sometimes think there is something in our DNA that expresses ourselves in slightly similar ways.
    Your parents are too cute! So nice to have that time with them. Glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. What an amazing trip and weather from one end of the spectrum to the other. Always good being with parents. They are our lifeline to the past..

  3. Wonderful pictures!The trunk looks like that of a tree we also have in Uruguy that's called palo Borracho or drunken
    It has beautiful fustian flowers in the spring.....I am pretty sure it's the same...very interesting! Looks like you all had a wonderful time...

  4. Buon giorno,vorrei poter partecipare al bom 2012, potete per favore darmi delle informazioni? Quanto dura? e il costo?
    Grazie per la vostra attenzione Gemma