We came to Houston for the quilts, after Quilt Market there are 2 days before Quilt festival to have a couple of days off, so we are now in Galveston on the coast enjoying some unseasonably hot weather before going back to Houston.
Yesterday was a day of dolphin watching, ferry rides, enormous ice creams, walking miles and taking pictures of all the beautiful houses
The Delmonte photo is here as some of you will know that Will was nicknamed “The man from Delmonte”
Before the quilt show I had a day in Houston, there are some fabulous museums. I particularly enjoyed seeing the Ghanaian gold. Many years ago I did an African project and bought a book about the gold work work from Ghana so it was so exciting to see the examples in the museum.
There was also a good exhibition on at the Contemporary arts museum,
Loved this piece which is “just” a paper cut
And this one that is “just” folded paper” stitched down
Here is the notice at the entrance
Yesterday the winners of the show were announced. Look on my facebook page for the link. Of all the quilts in the show I was surprised, and pleased to see, that I had taken pictures of all the winners.
Last night, I read a post on one of the compassionate friends facebook pages. I just wanted to add this to my blog post
This was written by a guy whose daughter died in an accident
“I believe one thing for sure—the passage of time, an open heart, hard work, and a choice to embrace hope will allow you to survive the most difficult losses. If circumstances are right, you might also find a way to become more than you were before . . . more aware of human frailty, more appreciative of small blessings, more able to love, and more compassionate toward all things, including yourself”
So many beautiful things to see, great things to do, and lovely people to spend time with…..today is another day to enjoy