Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jutta Dobler's "Be Yourself" Course and a Little Trip to Stretch Out Summer

I've been good to myself lately! Two trips in a month AND I took Jutta's Dobler's course, "be yourself."  Jutta is a healing facilitator, intuitive coach, yoga instructor, and a Reiki practitioner as well as a great writer, poet, and photographer.  Her recent decision to shift her blogging more to her work as an intuitive coach made me realize that we all need to rethink the direction we are going in from time to time.  Life changes.  We need to make thoughtful changes to accommodate it.

Feeling more than a bit confused about what I really want to do with this part of my life, I decided to take the course Jutta has available on her website. I worked my way through the guidebook at my own pace.  Then, set up a Skype call where the coaching and intuitive guidance helped sort out any areas where I needed additional help.  After that, Jutta sent me a recording of the healing feedback. It was such a great experience! 

Oh and that second trip to soak of the last bits of summer was to Virginia Beach.  Perfect beach weather all week!
View from the balcony
Look at this bike!  That is a cup holder next to that basket.

There were yellow bikes, orange bikes, all kinds of bright colors.  The cup holder, however are what I really, really want.  And mine WILL have flowers around the edge.  Yeah, I need to get my bike repainted, too.  The silver seems sooo dull now that I've seen these southern beauties.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Even I Am Going to Have to Admit It

 Yes, autumn is upon us.  This monster--I mean leaf fluttered down as I walked by.  I think it's time for a trip south.  Just a short one so that I can pull myself together, gather up the fabric--or rather, the strength to get through our cold months.  Be back soon.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lake Shore Trail by Shelving Rock Falls

Yup, we went hiking again.  I love this one.  It’s more of a walk than a hike, not too long and fairly flat. The majority is wide and sandy except for a small patch at the beginning of the Shelving Rock trail entry.  Can’t beat this for a path.

You can get there by boat,

The outlet for the falls.

Lots of fungi!  Chanterelle maybe???

or on horseback.
I didn't see any actual horses but thought you would rather see little trail marker instead of the other "evidence" that horse riders do, indeed, use the trail.  'Nuf said.

Lots of places to stop for a picnic, fishing, sunbathing, or our choice that day, just reading.
Nature made a surprisingly comfortable rocky chair.

Mr. E. with his ancient oversized Kindle.
View from our Rocky chairs looking out over the lake.

and straight ahead.
Every time I hike I tell Brian that what I hear is often as beautiful as what I see.  Leaves blowing in the wind, water falls tricking or crashing down, and burbling brook (Yes, burbling IS a word.) He finally said, "You do know there is a video function on the camera, right?"  THAT"S what that little squiggle is!  Check out my Shelving Rock Falls video.  I finally figured out how to get a video on my blog! Well, I think I did.  Let me know if it doesn't work.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

O'Susannah's Quilts and Gifts Shop in Watkins Glen

Look what I found tucked away just off the main street of Watkins Glen.

A sweet little quilt shop with  a welcoming staff!  While not a huge store, O'Susannah's is packed with all kinds of good things.  So many notions! Such beautiful fabrics.  And that sweet pattern that I didn't buy--still kicking myself. 

This shop is one of ten chosen from across the U. S. for inclusion in the Fall 2013 issue of Quilt Sampler Magazine. The featured quilt is hanging in their classroom area.  Go see it if you can or look for it in the magazine. 

I promised there would be no more fabric buying until I put a significant dent in the stash, but there I was in wine country with these so very appropriate fabrics from Timeless Treasures.

They matched the newest pieces of my wine stash.

I think wine-related fabric purchases while vacationing in wine country should be an exception to the stash building moratorium, right? 

If you are in the area, this shop is well worth a visit.