Monday, May 22, 2006

A Beautiful View

Here's the view from my perch on the portico at Sotterly yesterday.

Looking Left

Looking straight ahead

Walking left and looking back at the portico from the garden. You can see Jean, my table partner, sitting. Jean is an expert at hand work - think hand quilted queen sized bed quilts, and dimensional Baltimore Album style flowers. We were quite the contrast in styles! There aren't any other people in these pictures because I took them before the show started.

Look! I'm making postcards. If you click on the picture you'll be able to see them better. (Deb R, can you spot the glasses?) Even though it was in the 70's, it was quite breezy, and in the shade it was cool, hence the jacket.

The weather was perfect, the attendance was great, everybody was nice. I got a chance to see some friends from the Annapolis Guild that I haven't seen in a while. Among them was Hilke, to whom I'll be forever grateful because she is the person who first encouraged me to enter my quilts in shows.

Here's a final view of the garden.
I hope the rest of you had a beautiful day too!


Gerrie said...

Oh, what a lovely sight! I'm jealous.

Deb R said...

Yep, I noticed the glasses. They look like they'd be cute on!

What a lovely place!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Looks like you had a good time, Diane.

Karoda said...

My views where not as lovely as yours...what a beautiful place.

Debra said...

That final shot is gorgeous!! the workshop looks fun, too.

Michele said...

Diane, This brings back fond memories. I used to live in Lexington Park and have white gloved at Sotterly, in addition to attending several school field trips and having my daughter attend a summer camp there. It is one of the prettiest places around So. Maryland! Were people still picinicing on the lawns during the show? And the flowers and gardens!! And yes I remember the breeze and the how chilly it could be. Thanks for the pics. Michele

Elle said...

Okay, now I'm going to have to visit Sotterly to see it for myself! Great pic of you!