Tuesday, August 13, 2013


A lovely gift from my bosses!
 Lovely day spent with dear friend, Sue, helping her settle in to her new home.  She celebrated her move with a new Gunjan Laborde painting to grace her fireplace.  Just perfect.
 My sweet LM planned a lovely celebratory surprise. It included driving me around to confuse me, before our arrival at Pisces in South Chatham. The freshest, most beautiful and delicious meal I have ever had.  We only have before the meal photos because everything was so perfect, I couldn't stop to pull out the camera.  Love this flower and chard-filled windowbox.
 Pisces is an elegant, sweet treasure in an old house.
 To the right of our perfect table.
 Lovely marine art on the walls.....lovely man, too!
 Oh, YES, and they serve the BEST mojitos, too.
 Our delightful server, Jill was kind enough to take our picture.
 To continue the celebration theme, I have a new car - a 2014 Kia Forte EX.
Yours truly after signing on the line last Saturday.  I had been wanting to trade in my SUV for awhile. My KIA Sorento was a wonderful car, and with only 19,000 miles, still seemed like new, but it was too much car. I felt like a terribly conspicuous consumer driving such a big car 1 mi each day to work. Now if we really need a larger vehicle for a trip, we can rent one, and I'll enjoy even better mileage driving around my little town.
August has been a delightful month so far, and there are even more little celebrations.....some severe pain causing walking difficulties has disappeared, no doubt one of aging's mystery ailments, gone as fast as it appeared.
We have had some very glorious dry clear days and after our dreary dark, hot and humid July, we feel alive once more.
My birthday celebration brought me the most beautiful gifts of love from my children.  They are all so precious to me....
Still to come, LM and I will be off for a little respite to Vermont for 3 days on August 27, 28, 29.  We will spend time with my sister, El and her family, who will be coming east from Washington to settle their son, Ian in to college in Putney, VT.  We are excited about exploring the Brattleboro area.
Not much sewing has been happening but projects are lined up and announcing their readiness for completion. There are two quilts waiting to have their bindings sewn down, and another quilt awaits just the right backing fabrics, while a special surprise quilt is cut in pieces and waiting to be  sewn. 
Hoping summer has been as good and generous to all of you as it has been to me.
Much love!


Balisha said...

It sounds like you had a perfect time. Life is good!

Judy said...

It all was so wonderful!! I do love that artwork over Sue's mantle! Happy Birthday, Dear Friend!