Greetings from the desert!
Last March, if you'll remember, I tried to fly down to the Palm Springs, CA, area for six days to stay with friends and escape the Northwest rain. I was all set to wear my new desert sunshine shorts, a.k.a. "the party pants," but AlaskaAir's computers crashed that day and all flights were canceled. So I sat home in the rain and blogged about what could have been:
But this year I made it,
and I'm staying a MONTH!!!
|Old Town, La Quinta, CA|
I'm wearing the sunshine party pants right now with a purple t-shirt. (Thankfully I haven't gone out in public yet today.) But yesterday I wore my favorite art-show-orange dress to the La Quinta Arts Festival, and I posed with this painting that matched me:
|Painter Oluf Nielsen and me in front of one of his pieces|
at the La Quinta Arts Festival.
I'll do a separate post later on the art show, because it was fabulously colorful. It goes through Sunday, so I'll try to get back again tomorrow. I'm taking photos of the artists with their work and I let them know it's for my blog so I can make sure they don't object. (Putting other artists' work on your blog without their permission is a hot topic, so now I always ask first. So far no one has said no.)
I'm still working on these embroidered and beaded circles, which I started just for last year's trip. You can read about it here: http://sherriequilt.blogspot.com/2011/03/more-circles-and-arcs.html I haven't touched them since last year, but I'll update you as I further embellish them while lolling in the sun with iced tea and chocolate chips.
Parting shot of little Lizzy, who belongs to the friends I'm staying with. The desert air is so dry that her hair stands on end from static electricity after we rub her.
Have a colorful day!