Monday, February 1, 2010

My Quilting Friends are Like Humming Birds

An excerpt from the "other" blog I had- 

Last night was a special quilting friends night out.  It had started out as a Saturday Road trip up into the foothills to visit quilt shops.  One of the shops in Sonora is owned by one of my students and we were excited to see her “100 bolts of Flannel.”  Well, life and the times and the weather threw a monkey wrench into our best laid plans.  No Problem, Ethel, Lucy, Thelma and Louise are never at a lose for ideas!  You know I think going on field trips is an excuse for getting together and talking.  Girls just need to have fun.
Thelma and Louise had dinner at Ettore’s, a local restaurant and bakery.  The owner is from Switzerland and almost everything on the menu has won some sort of award.  My burger was made with beef raised without all the “stuff” in it, smothered in fresh sautéed mushrooms, grilled to my preferred doneness (no groans now, I like it well done) - the best burger I have ever eaten.  Sorry, I forgot my camera.
After dinner we headed down to Lodi to meet up with Ethel and Lucy and Ethel’s sweet little girl.  (She is a sweetheart to put up with the four of us....  She was kept in cookies and something to drink, plus she came prepared with her Ipod.)

So, what is the connection of quilting friends to humming birds?

They both delight me.  

Each morning I get my cup of tea and watch their feeder outside my kitchen window while I sit and visit with blogland quilting friends.  Both zip into my life and I love that they linger awhile over something to drink.  Both have talents that are remarkable and each creates their own way on this journey called life.  I am thankful that my quilting friends and humming birds cross my path.    It is a joy to have both in my life.  I celebrate them!  They lift me up and fill my life with a delight that is wrapped in a giggle deep inside.  My heart is full and my life is uplifted for having quilting (and embroidery) friends and humming birds.
Do you have any quilting friend and/or humming birds in your life?  I would love to hear about them.
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Yvonne said...

What a delightful would be one of my hummingbirds. :)

PunkiePie said...

I love watching our resident hummingbird in the summer at my house. Flittering around the garden. I wish have my camera handy every time I see him/her.

Orcsmom said...

Awww, you are such a love! I bet you and your mom are two peas in a pod!! I also love watching hummingbirds, and always in awe of how fast their wings are! They are so elegant and swift! It is time to replace their feed in the feeder, thank you for reminding me. And yes, you are one of my favs!! But I think you already knew that! See ya Saturday at Kim's class!


Heckety said...

Oh yes, I love sitting on bird feeders and swinging in the breeze! If I had a laptop I'd sit and swing and blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm anxious for April again so that my hummers will come back and visit me. It took me a minute to realize "where you were" as to have hummers this time of year. I'm originally from Bay Area and remember winter hummers. :-) And look...finally got to your blog!!

Sandy said...

Hi Gran...I emailed you on Sunday, Jan.31st to let you know that you had won my 1 year blogiversary. I have not heard back from you. Please email your mailing address and I will send out the goodies to you. Sandy