Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tula Pink Presentation and Quilt Show

We had a great time listening to Tula Pink. This funny, quirky woman designs amazing fabric lines and tells great stories.

Fifty of her quilts were hanging along the paths at Five Pine Ranch. It was heavenly!


Often, she digitally prints huge labels for the backs of her quilts and they are striking.


What a paradisaical setting for quilts!








Smith Rock and Winery

Smith Rock outside Redmond, Oregon is definitely one of my happy places. Melissa and I walked the river on a gorgeous, warm day last week.




We decided we earned some libation, so headed over to Maragas Winery up the road. It's a small, casual place full of the owner's mother's art. The beautiful views of Smith Rock were enhanced by the excellent wines, especially the Tempranillo and the Chardonnay, which was lighter and less oaky than the California versions. You must visit this gem if you are in the area!


Peaches, the vineyard dog. She tried to come home with us when she smelled the beautiful local raw cheddar and hard salami with Herbes de Provence that we were taking for dinner.

To cap off this fabulous Central Oregon day, we stopped at the Crooked River Gorge to admire the views


What a stellar day with a stellar friend!