Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dueling Blogs

I had a great visit with my sister Beth in Rochester, New York. She kept me busy every second! We attended a three-day Ricky Tims Super Quilting Seminar at the Rochester Institute of Technology - which was just amazing, visited some quilt shops, parks and spent a day at the studio of one of her friends, Marcia ( out techniques learned at the seminar and visited until we were so tired, we fell into bed. She even let me "shop" her fabric stash and I came home with an extra suitcase full of projects and some of her beautiful marbled and hand dyed fabrics! But she is quicker than I am and has several blog entries with lots of pictures from my visit. Since they are the same or similar to mine, I won't re-post. You'll have to check out her blog at

Well, maybe I'll re-post this one of me and Ricky Tims from the quilting seminar.

Ricky Tims and Libby Lehman signing autographs.

Libby, Ricky and Alex Anderson giving out door prizes - some of Ricky's hand dyed material.

At Letchworth State Park I snapped this image of what I think is an Eastern Phoebe with a spider in his mouth.

The quilt shops we visited were out in the country - farm country. It was a beautiful ride. Across from our first stop I took this picture of a gaggle of domestic geese keeping cool under a shade tree.

Purple Martins at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.

The wildflowers were beautiful. Don't miss my sister's picture of the Marsh Mellows!

Sea Gulls and three Caspian Terns. The terns were life birds for Beth.

One of my sister's favorite places - the Irondequoit Bay Outlet. In the winter she sees all kinds of ducks - but on this trip we saw Mallards, Gadwalls and the beautiful - but invasive - Mute Swans.

I can't thank my sister enough for such a wonderful week!

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