Haven't really had a desk the past couple weeks due to all the traveling around we have done. I did to do some crafting in Portland at the hotel there that I will share with you. We were there 5 days and my desk was this little round table. I painted these wooden easels and made the tags for a 12 Days of Christmas swap I am participating in on All Things Tattered and Timeworn. The easels are meant to be used as telephone holders so if you call a friend to craft you can put it on the easel and have a hand free to grab your coffee and craft!
|my desk plus the sofa in the room...all crafty goodness...no|
I don't travel light. My daughter gave me tons of stuff when I was visiting!
|The easels I painted|
|the tags to go on the easels|
Okay that was my desk and I will share a few more....cough, cough... pictures from the trip. I think my last post we were leaving my daughter's house heading north! It was beautiful seeing her again so soon. I enjoyed the visit and wish it could have lasted longer but...
From Heather's house we headed north to Napa Valley and Sonoma and visited several wineries up there.
After we left Sonoma we headed north to Ukiah and a visit with Debbie and a visit to the Buddhist monastery... it is the City of 10,000 Buddhas that used to be a mental institution that was sold to this group. It is now a monastery, temple, and schools. Some pictures...
|Chuck with a big olive tree behind him!|
|loved the view of the old rickety fence and grape vines at the Castello|
|Sterling winery in the background...good wine but very pricy both places.|
|The Bella Winery in Sonoma! Fun place and good wine that is affordable!|
|huge olives on the olive trees at Bella Wine|
|this tree in the center is the tree that I took the picture of the big olives|
|those are clumps of rosemary around the Bella sign...WOW!|
|a few grapes on the vine!|
|entrance gate that I borrowed from their web site|
|a huge gold fish pond|
|mural on the wall|
|Chuck looking at the persimmon tree!|
|a friendly bird|
|At the corner of sincerity way and compassion way!|
|Vegetarian restaurant we ate at on the grounds of the 10,000 Buddhas campus.|