The last few weeks have been a blur, so apologies for going a little AWOL yet again.
Let's see, still not sewing but there have been some sewing-like activities happening.
A couple of weekends ago was the annual Vestry Retreat at Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico. So of course, I had to make a stop in Santa Fe on the trip north. Santa Fe Fabrics has moved to a new and improved location since my last visit.
Same shopping center off St. Francis Drive and across from Trader Joe's, but the new store is bigger---and there's a yummy bakery next door. What a combination, sewing and treats!
I selected several new fabrics, most from the clearance section but they'd be great at full price too.
The blue floral is a linen/cotton blend, the fern print is organic cotton, the sewing print is another cotton, and the black is that ruffle fabric.
After fabric shopping, I headed next door to Dulce for a treat
I was delighted to find wonderful goodies, reasonably sized, and well priced. I got a red velvet cupcake, which was delicious.
The real dish and fork were an extra treat. I don't know about you, but it was really nice to get a baked good that was normally sized instead of steroidal.
The retreat was in the same magical location again this year. Ghost Ranch is in a pretty isolated stretch of Northern New Mexico. But it's amazing to look out on a landscape that Georgia O'Keeffe was so inspired by.
The retreat was a team building experience for the vestry that was both spiritual and task oriented. Sunday was graced by a late winter dusting of snow that fascinated then quickly vanished.