9.16.2011

Small Works is brought to you today by the letter F..... and by the number 9.

  
  

F because it's Friday
for starters, dear friends! 
 

And also because Fall definitely arrived here this week -- my walk this morning required both my trusty black cap and my magic gloves -- a sure sign that the times they are a changin'. 





But mostly the letter F because I'm here to say farewell....


I celebrated a whopper of an anniversary last week (30! EEEK!)

The festivities included a fabulous dinner with the family . . .


Although I was not aware that 30 is the "pearl" anniversary,  Chelsea proved that I've been successful in teaching her some useful skills when she presented us with a giant papier mache pearl!






The fact that she knew instinctively how to create such an object (that looks as if I made it myself) made me smile.  If you know the story of my career in craft, papier mache is where it all began.
So it was truly a fun gift!  (Her father may take more pride in the fact that she has a master's degree and is pursuing a JD, but I happen to feel it's equally important to know your way around a studio....)


F is also for forgo . . . . as in we didn't buy any gifts because we are leaving in the morning for a
fabulous trip to . . . wait for it . . . my favorite destination . . .
forever my first choice . . .

Santa Fe!


It's been far too long -- I'll hardly feel like a native the way I once did, but I'm hopeful that Gabriel's will have readied a table and the punch-bowl sized guacamole for my personal fiesta!






Small Works will return in 9 days . . .
fatter and happier and hopeful that the driveway isn't already full of snow.










Adios, amigos!
(See you September 26!) 








  




 [Oops!  I almost forgot..... 
If you need an inspirational fix
check out my favorite find 
from blog world this week at Side Trips....]




  

5 comments:

luanne said...

Congratulations on your 30th! Have a wonderful trip. Santa Fe will be a beautiful & tasty place to celebrate and soak up inspiration. Enjoy!

Michele said...

Happy anniversary! Eat some guac for me.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Happy Happy !~! Guacamole rules the dip world.

Leenie said...

Just don't Forget return to blogland and tells us about the warmness, the art, the food and the warmness (did I already mention that?)

Allie said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!! LOVE that pearl! I hope you have a Fabulous Fiesta in Santa FE. Enjoy!

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