Memorable Quotes

Though we can never leave life without experiencing some measure of loss, grief, and pain, misery is optional--as is happiness.

Beverly Campbell

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

Erma Bombeck

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I had a wonderful field trip with some friends on Saturday. Jodi picked me up at 8:10 but then we had to return to my house because I forgot the directions on how to get where we were going. We actually left about 8:30.
Regena came with us to help keep me in line and because she is a very special friend! We tend to find all kinds of extra things to do whenever we go on an adventure. We headed off and finally came close to our destination.

This is one of my most favorite areas in the whole, wide world. I will find any excuse I can to go there. The mouth of the beautiful Columbia River is stunning no matter what the weather. We had sunshine to cheer us on our way. We were headed to Long Beach, Washington to visit Karen. She is a designer for Timeless Treasures among her many, many talents. She invited some of her friends to be with us.

Regena and I had met Karen briefly in the midst of her closing sale at AnnaLena's Fabric Shop. I follow her blog and she had pictures from the Pomeroy House and their apron collection. I had a bag of old aprons that I had received from a friend's family when she passed away. While I loved them they just sat in the top of my closet in a bag. I knew that they really needed to be with Karen so we set up a day to visit. It was wonderful to meet people that I recognized as "kindred spirits" immediately. There are many incredible women in this world and I was lucky enough to meet three more of them.

Karen served us a "scrumpdillyiscious" lunch,

followed by strawberry whipped cream cake. Oh, my...she is a marvelous cook! We looked at the aprons and then visited her studio.

Her table and chair add such a whimsical touch and are a delight to look at.

The quilt from the Chicago World's Fair was stunning. It has a hot pink backing.
All in all it was just about a perfect day. I went to visit a few women that were strangers but left with three more wonderful friends. Karen, Connie and are the best!