Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Whale watching

My work is going on an outing. Last year they went on a scavenger hunt. I love scavenger hunts, but I wasn't working there last year. This year, for my luck, we're going whale watching. Don't get me wrong, I have always wanted to go whale watching, and I am sort of looking forward to it, but I get horribly seasick. I'm going to start taking Dramamine about 3 days before the actual outing just so it's in my system. I'm also going to take plenty of crystallized ginger with me, which settles the stomach. I really hope I don't puke in front of my colleagues, though! It's not for another month and I'm already nervous about it! Any advice?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Rockport

We went to Rockport, Mass, this past Saturday. It was nice. I liked Newburyport better, but it was still very pretty. The weather was spectacular too! There were tons of people sailing, (although this picture doesn't show it!) kayaking, and taking in the beautiful view. This is by far my favorite picture. The breeze passing through this outdoor hallway between two houses was unbelievable. It's the picture of serenity, isn't it?
Here are some other shots I took. A wrought iron gate at the cemetery.
A brook from these falls that eventually leads to the sea.A gorgeous pond...
next to this gorgeous field.
All in all a fun weekend.

Project-wise, I'm currently working on two books for a wedding. We're in the process of working out the details, but as soon as I start picking out paper and book cloth, you guys will get your first glimpse. :)

Friday, June 22, 2007

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Maine

Kurt and I went up to Portland to visit Kristen, my sister-in-law, this past Saturday. We had a great time! We left Portland at around noon, stopped in Freeport, then headed on up to Booth Bay. Magellan was too cute to leave at home, so here he is in quite an action-shot out the window.
Maine's waters are full of lobster traps and, as a result, yummy fresh lobsters.
Random shot of a church, but it looked so pretty against the blue sky!
We had dinner at the Lobsterman's Co-Op (I had steamers and corn on the cob-MMM; Kurt had a lobster roll sandwich and Kristen had scallops). We sat with our legs hanging off the edge of the pier, while keeping our eye on those sneaky sea gulls, who are just waiting to steal your food.
The nature in Maine is spectacular. Sometimes we felt like we were the only ones out there.

Speaking of nature, my next few blog entries will be of just flowers. Flowers, whose beauty I tried to capture with my little camera. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Newburyport

We went to Newburyport this last Saturday and had a great time! It's about half an hour from where we're living now. This little guy welcomed us to the town:

We explored the plaza and shops along the main street.
We had some awesome desserts at this little place. YUM!
And I bought some awesome shoes at this boutique. I have always wanted to have a store of my own just like this. Full of all sorts of treasures. The classes announced on the sign are for jewelry making.

These are the grounds of the Firehouse Center for the Arts.
And the marina. It was a bit foggy, but still pretty.


This coming weekend we'll be going up to Portland, Maine, to visit my sister-in-law. We'll be exploring the coast with her puppy Magellan. I'll make sure to take my camera!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Summery silk

Had a bit of extra time a couple weekends ago and made my sister-in-law a silk scarf. She's into orange and pink combinations at the moment, so those are the colors I chose. After making the scarf, I reeeeeally wanted to keep it. :P (That wouldn't have been very nice, though)

It turned out really nice! I love how the tortoise shell design has the blurred edges.