Sunday, May 3, 2015


Okay so the usual essay is entitled "How I Spent my Summer," but I decided to be proactive here. I figure if I put this down on paper (blog screen?), then I will feel compelled to follow through... which is a good thing because I hope to spend my summer hopping the ferry to the beach on Fire Island. 

And so, I thought I would tell you about one of the most charming parts of spending the summers at Fire Island: there are no cars. The mode en vogue of transportation is instead "pedal power."  Since Fire Island is only about a half mile wide from the bay side to the ocean, it is just so charming to walk or bike everywhere, especially since there are no roads.... only boardwalks. 

Fire Rescue "Truck"

The sign on the handle bars is real. Even the local veterinarian has his own bike. And to walk back from town (we are talking teeny weeny town here), with your groceries, you can bring along your little red wagon.  

This is the parking outside a favorite local restaurant. The food and wine are excellent. Just be careful driving home. Especially if you are biking with your beach chair.

Everyone should bring their dog to the beach!
Right now it's about 60 degrees out, but my goal is to write at least one blog this summer on flip flops and toes in the sand! So hold me to it. I can't wait to "get away from it all" and show you "What I Did this Summer!"

Until next time... Sharon

Sunday, April 26, 2015



I know Spring is here because my snowbird friend Barbara has arrived back from California. She goes there to enjoy the warm weather and her grandson Ethan. Barb has been my BFF before there were "BFF"s and and there were just "friends." I shot this photo in her house several years ago. It's an antique French fabric that had been made into something with a draw string. Not sure exactly what it was but the vintage French country look is right up my alley... and Barb's. It's really good to have her home. Close friends and family altogether. That's what life is all about right?


Her hubby Jeff has a favorite chair. I borrowed it when he wasn't looking, and took a couple shots of a quilt I made. I used an antique German grain sack and some vintage French ticking stripe. Do you see the dried hydrangea in the background? Barb and I just loving drying them.... gorgeous!

There was a slight hole in the French toile fabric, so I added a patch of antique homespun from an old grain sack. I'm not sure what I am going to do with this piece. Maybe a pillow... what do you think? I'm open to suggestions here, as always.

In the meantime, I am hoping the birds show up at my yard soon and bring sun with them! Happy beginning of Spring!