Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sew Chick in Chi-Town!

First, I would like to give a shoutout to Trish Williams and the ladies of the Needles and Threads Quilters Guild in Chicago! While wandering through the stalls and stages of the African Festival for the Arts in the South Side's Washington Park, I came across a small pavilion filled with art quilts! I introduced myself and as I was about to leave, Trish asked me my name and said "You're Sew Chick! I read your blog everyday! You haven't updated it recently! Where have you been?" I laughed and said "I'm here!" Here's an interesting thing about Washington Park: Someone let some pet parakeets loose and they have bred. Their large nests are all over the place there.

In town to visit friends again, I had a good time checking out the 150-foot high geyser jet and fabulousness that is Buckingham Fountain, the Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, the Chicago Botanic Garden (check out the Japanese garden!) and the Field Museum. I love Chicago and never got used to Lake Michigan's freaky blue-green, Caribbean-colored water. Fantastic city.

Oh yeah, that's me above "running" from Sue--the Field Museum's largest, best preserved and most complete T-Rex skeleton yet discovered.

5 comments:

Debra said...

If you liked the idea of those parakeets... you might wish to rent The Parrots of Telegraph Hill. About a similar flock of parrots in San Francisco and a guy who helps take care of them.

Karoda said...

oh, you should have had your podcast ready for the chi-town ladies :) sew chick on the road ;)

emmyschoonbeek said...

Thanks for the wonderful links
ans have a great time

Susan said...

Technology is great - wherever you go, you meet someone who knows you. =)

Jessica said...

haha, this entry makes me homesick. thanks for stopping by my blog today~