One of the things we did was go into the local sewing machine store. I took a picture of this sign to send to Howard along with a note that I'd bought a mid-range Bernina. O.M.Gosh. Good thing I'm not a fan of too many bells and whistles. My little Bernina 1020 is an original trooper, a mechanical machine, and I just LOVE it.
We took this picture of Sheri and I in the morning as I was just about to leave - without washing my hair - since I was driving all day - and that's fine. I love that I don't need to look perfect for my friends. They take me as I am. YES YES - one of the great gifts of friendship... and sharing... and support... and encouragement... and love.
My souvenir for this trip is not a necklace. Imagine. Instead, it's a wind chime made from a silver teapot with forks and spoons hanging from it. It's made in Oregon by a local artist. Howard is not a fan of wind chimes so I'll hang it in my studio by the window where it'll tinkle softly when I move or when the window is open. It spoke to me of the need to move differently, to live fully, to make our own music.
This top was in a shop in Ashland. The lines are incredibly simple and very effective. The use of texture creates flow and movement. There are a lot of simple patterns like this silhouette that can become an excellent playground for design and for...
... learning new techniques. If I buy lots of fabric and if I mess up in the pocket, I can simply try, try again until I get the pocket I want. WHAT a fabulous idea especially as one technique I do not know how to do is this pocket.
I'm writing in the living area of my guest suite at the B & B in Astoria. It's in a very old house with high ceilings and moldings and lots of lovely doors with glass handles. There's a door and a deck out the back which are definitely not original but perfect for enjoying the peek-a-boo view of the harbour. My host has given me a list of thrift and second hand stores and after I'm dressed and mobile, I'm off to explore. I decided to sleep until I woke up - no alarm - and just move slow so it's almost nine o'clock and that's okay too.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - lazy days
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.