Time to go

All things must come to an end but this time I’m a little sad to leave behind the friends who have shared this amazing trip with us. I’m writing this in the plane on a short 35 minute trip from the Lodge in the Maasai Mara to Nairobi. Our Group.     We drove in…

The experience of a life time

I’m sitting in my room as I write. The doors to my balcony are open and I feel at one with my immediate environment. I can hear the sounds of birds and the occasional utterance of an unknown animal. The vista is superb and I don’t think I will ever forget it. Soft clouds are…

Our Kenya Experience

We could hear them in the distance, there was an occasional trumpet from a very small trunk. We couldn’t see them, they were behind the trees.  The  enclosure we stood around had lots of huge baby bottles full of milk unceremoniously piled in an old wheel barrow. Suddenly from out of the bushes a  line…

Fabric and Animals.

I have little time to add more right now, but hopefully we have internet on safari. Of course fabric is our passion, and we had a chance today to buy a variety of different types of African textiles.The first photo shown here is of the woven ‘Shukas’ worn by the Maasai here in Kenya.Shúkà is…

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is an institution. I’m a member of the Gallery and try to visit whenever I can. Its a bit difficult when you live thousands of miles away. Its the first time I was able to share it with Husband Keith and he loved it….

On to New York.

 The morning dawned grey and misty and in a short space of time the wind began to rise. The trees waved their branches in freedom and the grasses bent low following the wind stream. purple grasses   Our anticipated visit to Round top was cancelled and we relaxed a little with no urgent deadlines. I…

inspiration, relaxation, perspiration and imagination.

Its been a week of inspiration, relaxation,  perspiration and imagination. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein    Inspiration flows from being at the International Quilt…

This is why you should treat yourself to a quilting cruise.

Light has hit the window and its luxury to lay in bed and watch the ocean.  The clouds are a soft early morning grey and the ocean reflects the rising sun.    But if it’s light,  its compulsory that I get up and I have work to complete.  It's our last day here on the…

Listen and see

There is something luxurious about going on a cruise. Its always a personal journey for me and also a huge privilege. I don't gamble, drink, play games or even go to the shows… so I guess that might seem  boring to some. Its all there for me to do… but when I'm teaching it's a…