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Monday, November 18, 2013

Beating the Monday blues...stretching a fabulous weekend

Hi everyone,

Monday blues are really not so blue here - I am still full of great inspiration from a fabulous weekend!
It started with a visit from our grand-puppy, Oliver - a barely 4 month old Wheaten terrier. We had such fun puppy-sitting and playing! Big boy Marley found again his toy basket - he only notices it now when Oliver is here:

Needles to say there was running and playing non-stop, in house and in the backyard, toys everywhere...with a short break for dinner, when everything was quiet:
...and then finally I got some couch cuddles too (but not for long, of course) :)
Aren't they the cutest? :) By the way, Marley almost NEVER sits on the couch with me, but since Ollie was there - he had to be there too!
Saturday was bound to be a great day too - planned was a November meeting for our Western NY Modern Quilt Guild with a group trip to two amazing places we have here in Buffalo, NY - Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Burchfiled-Penny Art Center , topped with lunch at great local restaurant called Betty's. With a plan like that, how can you not have a blast? :)
Just some inspirations from the visit - let's begin with the STAIRS! How cool is this:


 This one was my favorite:

and up-close, simple lines and shapes...
 even closer - isn't this amazing?

Burchfield-Penny gallery currently has the exhibit that is so very close to my heart! 

The discussion about art vs. craft and what is what is everlasting. And a very personal one too, in my opinion, but  I do believe that lot of what many call craft also has ART in it and  really loved seeing this exhibit. If you are local or close by - go to see it! Here are some of my favorites:

yup - made from toilet paper!:

I actually have one of Hillary's art pieces and LOVE it!
How beautiful is this bench:

Or this necklace:

And there was so much more...I will keep some for later! :)
OK, just a few more I can't stand to keep! :) - It was so delightful to see my friend, Barb Murak's two amazing fiber-arts!

Aren't these amazing? It is knitted...somehow. You can see more of these at Barb's website HERE
I am so proud to know her! :)
And the second one that warmed my heart was this smaller exhibit. First - read this:
 Isn't that a beautiful idea? I just love it. Here is how it looked:

 One of my favorites...
YES - celebrate yourself!
That is the lesson we all need to work on, isn't it? :)
Have a fabulous, glamorous Monday - see you again tomorrow with another Each One Teach One Tuesday!
PS - Sunday was good too - I sewed a lot (pictures later!) and made a quince preserve! (now go Google what quince is is you never heard of it, he..he)


  1. sounds like the fun is to be had in your neck of the woods xx

  2. this really looks like fun, What a wonderfully inspirational place. I love those stairs. Looks like you have fun dog sitting. Cool.