Sunday, October 23, 2011

Early Birds Mug

How exciting! 
I won one of Jane Sassaman's new Early Birds Mugs in her blog giveaway!
Thank you Jane!
Here's a link to her new Early Birds line.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Retreating with friends

I spent my birthday with friends at the lovely Create-away Cottage in Collinsville.

It's a lovely facility north of Denton.

I quilted this little pine cone I painted surrounded by dupioni silk. 

I'm thread painting a small portrait of Pat and Lloyd.

and started thread painting a portrait of Rusty.

It was a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ride to Arkansas

We found these nice cabins online.

They are on the west edge of the Ozark National Forest.

The sunrise each morning was beautiful.

We found this darling little cafe in Johnson county.

Just down the road was this rope bridge.

We had lunch in Jasper one day. It's a nice town with a great cafe, antique and art shops. I really enjoyed the beautiful curvy roads near the Boxley Valley and on the Pig Trail. The weather was perfect except for a couple hours of rain on the first day. 
Arkansas is one of my favorite places to ride.