Friday, November 14, 2008

Fire report and things from friends....

Just want to let you all know that we are OK and the fire in Santa Barbara is not too close to us. We do have helicopters going overhead and the air is quite smokey.The fire in July was way too close for comfort but this one is farther south and closer to the city. I do have some close friends in the evacuated area that I am concerned about and feel for those whose homes have over 100 in just a few hours.

On to more fun things...I wanted to share the great little doll and pin and goodies that arrived from Madeira Island near Portugal about a month ago from Minda. We did a trade and I love what she sent me! She has a Flickr site with her fun creations...and a Blog with some fun pins that she has made:

And while in Seattle, Syd and I were able to get a visit in to Tara Ross's artful home and studio. I had to have some of her wonderful paintings and we did a trade too. She has the most whimsical style and is always trying new things...with a full time job and raising a teenager!


Morna said...

So glad you are not in danger.

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Glad to hear your safe from the fires.

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Very glad you posted and the news is good. Have been worrying about you folks. Hope for everyones sake the fires are controlled soon. On another note, your blog has become a wonderful stop for me each day, sure to be filled with great color. The fruits of your wonderful imagination makes me smile with each visit.
PS...I love those photos of the fabrics you and Syd painted for totes. Very fun!

Gayle said...

Do you think Tara would give you permission to post pictures of her home and studio? In my opinion there is nothing better than touring the homes and spaces of creative people!...

Cindy Wills said...

I have been thinking of you. Thank you for posting about the fires.

Minda said...

Hi dear Mary :)
I am glad you aren't in danger!!
I hope that the fire finishes fast and what everything will be ok.

I am happy you like my art and our swap. I am a fan number one of your art, I adored everything you send to me, principally the friendship that we did.

With friendship