I got through another year of summer shows!
And what a summer it was. Between the highest temps I can remember, yes I know it isn't really hot to you Southerners, but high for here for sure! Battling 85 degrees, and a few ladies not wanting to even try jewelry on, my shows were a smashing success. Thanks to all who came, looked, purchased and signed my guest book. I loved meeting each and every one of you.
That smile is all about the last day of the show, and it is almost over, ha ha!
Notice the Magnolia Pearl, lovvvveeeee her clothes!
Need another visit to Round Top I think for a another couple of pieces?? Eh Diane??
And thank you for all the amazing birthday wishes.
The show happened on my birthday, so that was fun to let everyone know I was celebrating even more.
Fred and I got to take a quick one night break to Victoria to visit my friend Jill Rockwell. It is always so much fun to head out of the country, and all of an hour ferry ride away.
I took a lot of pictures at an amazing tourist attraction, called Buchart Gardens.
This is a place I have heard about all my life, and had never been.
It is worth the wait. oh my.
Here's a little window shopping picture of a grand ball gown, made of napkins, I thought it was amazing.
Just a couple of the grounds. There are about 55 acres I believe. Or was that 500?? I don't know, it went on forever, and was a picture postcard at every turn.
Fred and I couldn't believe how well manicured everything was, just spotless.
Oh to have a green thumb.
I'm such a goofball, but great archway!
Look at the Oriental garden, wow.
Going in to the rose garden. Swoon.
Okay, this is cool. I shot the poster about the Sunken Garden, so you could see it.
This used to be a quarry, and wait until you see what they did with it. Mrs. Buchart was such an amazing visionary. This garden was started in 1912, wow. If she could see it now.
And here is how it looks today, converted from a quarry.
Just breathtakingly beautiful. And in full bloom.
That's my little part of paradise up here in the Pacific Northwest.
A pinch of sun, a ferry ride, and beauty.
Such an amazing recipe for smiles.
Lots of hugs and love,