I don't know if there is a word for people who like to be warm all the time... but the hotter the better for me.
The clouds build up during the day and hang on the rim of the mountains for a short time. They circle the basin and in the evening, they release their bounty and drench the earth with spectacular action.
We drove into the town, I wanted to photograph some buildings that I've admired for years.... The gates of the property are always locked but we finally worked out that we could drive around it and there is a small window where I could get through to gain access.
The buildings have been empty for many years, the timber is weathered, the iron has turned a rich rust color over the years and the shapes of the buildings are wonderful.
I just photographed a few, (considering that I may have been trespassing)
The old mill stands as a reminder of a colorful past. It served as the primary means of support for many New Mexico families.
The old water tower is an Icon in the city. It stands right in the middle of the road next to the railway line. I've always loved the shapes and color. This old tower simply glows in the evening light.
Somehow, I will work them into a piece of art... I need to work through the process... and I will let you know.
It's hard to know just where to start to be honest.
The Event is over and I think everyone is feeling a sense of satisfaction.
A year or more ago, a casual discussion after a "brown bag seminar" hosted by 1st National Bank, brought forth the idea of a quilt event to raise money for the young people here in (Alamogordo)
You know how these things happen, ideas grew into an ambitious course of action.
Could we do it? - well, here we are after the event and ....Wow, we did it.!!!!
I talked about it at home. It was hard to make people understand, then again to they need to know?
Well I figure they do, because this was a unique experience. In this "Whats in it for Me" generation its remarkable that a large financial Institution, let alone a Bank would support the efforts of a small group of adventurers to take take a leap of faith.
The community pulled together with selfless commitment. he young people of FFA were there from the beginning to the end and I was pleased to work along side them.
Classes were full to overflowing and the participants enthusiastic... almost half of the class took all three classes and attended the dinner and presentation on Friday evening.
The dinner allowed the vendors and the general public to be part of the experience as well.
The area outside the classroom was set aside for the vendors who had faith in us to come from other States, and the general public were able to view a wonderful display of quilts and spend their money at the same time..!!
I am now a fan of Green Chili burgers.....!!! thanks to the efforts of the FFA group. Their catering along with other groups was outstanding.
One of the other unique things is that the LLoyd Curzon fabric company from South Australia, donated 90 yards of fabric and it was delivered free to us from the Maywood fabric company here in the USA... so there was an International connection other than ME.....
Some of our participants.
Each student and committee member received one of these handmade badges made by a local Artist Carol Johnson.
Welcome This is the link to my official website.
Just click on the word 'Welcome.' and you will be transported to the web page.
You will learn about classes, view wonderful images and be privy to new information.
Carolyn Foley I am a high school Heath & Design Technology teacher, married with three children, all young adults.
Di Mill I am a Freelance Textile and Craft Representative with 2 children. I travel the state of Queensland, Australia, selling patchwork, quilting and craft supplies to retailers withing the industry.