Friday, April 18, 2014

Flat Susan hits Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hello all.  I've had the best time playing "tourist" with my house guest, Flat Susan.  She arrived safely and hasn't stopped talking about all her adventures.  She's the perfect house guest, as you can imagine.  

Our first stop was at a yard sale that my friend, Alyce was having.  She always has neat stuff and I wanted to introduce her to Flat Susan.  She's one of my besties in the world.
Another one of my besties and I went to Santa Fe to show Flat Susan a few of the sites.  I must admit, by the end of the day we were all tired.  Along the way Flat Susan had a little accident as her leg fell off.  I'm so glad she came with a First Aid Kit!  I'm happy to report that she made it through the operation and has two legs, once again.

Poppy, my conure, needed some food so we stopped at Feathered Friends.  While we were there we said hello to the birds.
My friend Lisa with Flat Susan.
We ate lunch at Tomasita's restaurant.  Tomasita’s is a Santa Fe tradition serving classic Northern New Mexican Cuisine. The restaurant has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years.  Santa Fe locals have consistently voted Tomasita’s Best Red Chile, Best Green Chile, Best Margaritas and Best New Mexican Restaurant.
Flat Susan wanted to go swimming in the salsa but I said it might not be a good idea.
Like any good tourist, she was ready to sample everything. Here's a taco, green chile relleno, enchilada, beans and rice.
These are called sopapillas.  That's honey butter right behind Flat Susan.
She wanted to take one home to use as a bed.  Silly girl.
Our lovely waitress.  She loved meeting Flat Susan, who is so well traveled.
We then went to St. Francis Cathedral.  St. Francis of Assisi is the founder of the Franciscan Order. He is the Patron Saint of Santa Fe, New Mexico as well as The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Animals and the Environment.
I took this photo from inside the church.  Isn't the stained glass beautiful!
Close up of Flat Susan in the hand of St. Francis.
On the Plaza Flat Susan had to go into this shop.  I think it was the name that caught her eye.
She got a little wild.  At one point she was so taken with a squash blossom necklace that she rode it like, well, a maverick!
She loved this one too but refrained from trying it on.
Santa Fe fashion - turquoise jewelry and a concho belt.
From there we walked to the Guadalupe Rubber Stamp.  You can visit them HERE.  Lee, the owner, was there to greet us.  We had a great time and no, I didn't walk out of there empty handed!
Flat Susan was so excited that she kept moving, hence the blurry photo.
The next two photos are of the native americans selling their wares on the Plaza.  You can find some good bargains and it's nice buying from the artisan.
From here we drove to Hobby Lobby.  I bought a few more things here too.  This is where Flat Susan lost her leg (well, I found it on the floor).  I didn't take any photos inside the store.
I hope you enjoyed this post.  I certainly had a wonderful time with Flat Susan!  She'll be on her way to her next hostess real soon.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WOYWW 254 - Finished Feeder

Hello everyone.  Can you believe it's April already and here we are at week 254!  Holy moly guacamole (just throwin' in a bit of New Mexico charm).  If you want to hop on this train visit Julia's blog Stamping Ground.  It's a great way to visit near and far and see what others are working on.  Not only that, you'll see all kinds of supplies!!  Sometimes my mouth drools uncontrollably......

My "desk" is actually cleaned off.  I had to hide everything away as my dad came for a visit.  Now I'll be looking to see where I put everything!
I finally brought my sewing machine to the house.  Over the weekend I bought some fabric to make a blouse - wish me luck!

I finished the bird feeder.  We got rain/hail/snow over the weekend so I brought it inside and got out the acrylic paints.  I'm very happy with how it came out.  Now I'm looking around to see what else I can spray paint to add a bit of boho to my backyard!
Here's a close up.  The neighbors saw it and thought it looks better now than when it was new!

For those of you that are interested, I plan to post about Flat Susan's visit on Friday.

As always, I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  And as usual, it may not be until the weekend that I get around.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Smiles

Hello everyone.   I am so glad it's Friday.  Between fighting allergies and work it's been a tough week.  Can't wait for the weekend to relax!

I hope the week has gone well for all of you.  I'm linking up with Annie at  A Stitch In Time.  I thought these photos are a hoot.  I hope they bring a smile to your face!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WOYWW 252 - A Special Guest

Welcome all.  I just noticed that Julia has already posted for this week.  Holy moly!  Learn everything you want to know about WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) at Julia's blog HERE.  It's a great place to meet other creative souls from around the world.

I've had an exciting visitor; can you spot her on my desk?  One of the places we visited is a locally owned stamp shop called Guadalupe Rubber Stamps.  You can visit them HERE.  This is one of the places that Di from Pixie's Crafty Workshop  and I visited on her trip to New Mexico a few years ago.  What wonderful memories I have of Di and Len's visit.  

Here's the desk.  As you can see, Flat Susan talked me into a few purchases.  She kept whispering in my ear but I honestly tried not to listen.  Oh, but her accent won me over.  I will have a full post of our antics in the near future, I promise.

As always, I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  It may not be until Friday that I'm able to do some serious visiting.  Please be patient with me.