We're at my parents home on Lake Ontario for a couple of days. We left our home late Thursday afternoon and arrived here at about 2:30 am. Crazy. Sometimes it's better to just get there rather than try to find a hotel, then unpack the things you need from the car, then try to get a good night sleep, then get back up in the morning and just drive more.
It's super windy here. The waves on the lake are as big as I've ever seen them, I think. And the water looks so brown. It's also only about 15 degrees today. This is why we usually visit in the summer.
I need to collect some more rocks from the shore. Last time we were here I got a whole shoe box full, but most were smallish... perfect for building little cairns to set on the mantel, but too big to use in jewerly or as embellishments in quilts. There is a wonderful selection of red, gray, and black rocks down there. I'll have to bundle up.
My mom and Claire made home made cinnamon rolls yesterday and we baked them this morning. Delish!
I also discovered that I have nearly as much gray hair as my mother. She has long been the only one of her high school girlfriends who doesn't dye her hair. I'm not planning to dye mine at the moment. The gray doesn't bother me. Jeff says it looks sophisticated. But, still... as much as my mother?!
I've been perusing new blogs and websites lately. Not new really... just newly discovered by me. Here are some that are fun.
Claudine Hellmuth. I'm particularly interested in her comprehensive effort at pulling everything together. Her site, blog, shopping cart and marketing efforts are so seamless.
Karen Michel. I just love the concept that her website appears to be a big journal that you can flip through.
Sabrina Ward Harrison. How cool is that moving picture of her studio?