Friday, August 23, 2013

A few photos to share

It is a wet day here on the East coast , much needed actually as we have had such tremendous weather this month and I am sure the ground needs some nourishment . I have a few photos I would like to share , first off Boston , it is a lovely city with so much to see , just look at the Boston Public Library .
This is of course the exterior of the building , quite nice but wait until you see the inside , incredible!
Do you see a quilt here ?
or maybe here ?
Those walls are marble I believe , unreal.
I have never been in a library more beautiful than this one.
Here Nila and Elise are my tour guides .
This building is the Mappurium , this is the only area I was permitted to take photos , we had a guided tour of the large globe which is made of stain glass which was incredible , sure wish I could have taken a picture though. The girls were quite fascinated with this tour and so was I .
So many gorgeous buildings , you can see Nila and Elise again , Elise is wearing the dress I made for her birthday which just happened the day before we arrived.
Love the contrast between the old and the new buildings .
There was a wonderful farmers market on Friday , don't you love those sunflowers .
These street performers were at the market , they were really quite talented dancers , maybe we will see them on "So you think you can dance " or America's got Talent ;-)
So that is all of Boston for now , let me show you a little of my little neck of the woods .
This beach is on Big Island , it was an incredible day , the waves came crashing in and I tried to get a good photo of that happening but I am not quite quick enough .
The roar of the ocean is always a pleasure to hear  and this beach has really lovely rocks which I enjoy taking home now and then .
So colorful don't you think .

I thought the seaweed was rather artistic and changed shape each time a wave came by .
 Now I know this is getting very picture heavy but I want to show you I have not been entirely without some stitching time, some I can't show but this little postcard is now in the mail and I really don't think the recipient even knows I have a blog so pretty safe in showing you .
The theme as you may have guessed was hexie's so I downsized my templates to the smallest that would fit on the 4x6 space and stitched it up . I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it . I have also been trying to get my pinwheel blocks ready for Tuesday as that is exchange day , yikes ,nothing like leaving it until the last minute. 
I better get scrambling I have pinwheels with my name on it , enjoy your day and thanks for the visit.
hugs Sheila


  1. What a great time you are having with the girls - love the photos

  2. That is so nice; to tour with the girls, Sheila. Fantastic pictures..the inside of the library is beautiful!!

  3. I've only been to Boston once, and all I really remember is the traffic. Thanks for the tour. NOw I can't wait to go back. I love the beautfy of your area. I WILL get there in the near future!!

  4. such a beautiful place Sheila and that library is just so awesome,love it,have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

  5. Boston looks fantastic ... isn't that where the famous tea party took place? love that library....

  6. It's great that your grand daughters enjoyed the tours as much as you did. Those are beautiful buildings. I love your hexie flower; it's so cheerful.

  7. Thanks for the tour of Boston...what a beautiful library and tour guides.

  8. Lovely to visit. Boston with you... thanks Sheila..
    Love your hexie Post Card.
    Oh you can now do Linky for our swap... Karen got here post card from me.. Whooo Whooooo.....

  9. It looks a beautiful place and your photos are lovely. I can see some quilts in there too. Love all your beach photos too and your hexie flower. Hugs Wendy

  10. Our son lives in Boston and when we were there to visit he took us to the library. He only showed us the outside said it was old and not great inside. I think I am going to have to have a little chat with him about that after seeing your pictures. I like museums and old things he does not so much. We will be going to Boston next May so I am going to make sure I get to the Library and go inside.
    I love the rocks on your beach. In fact I was just reading the gardening section of the newspaper today and they showed how to use those kinds of rocks in the garden. So pretty.

  11. I've never been to Boston, but it looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing the photos with us! What a great idea for hexies, to use small ones on a postcard. The addiction continues....

  12. Great photos, Sheila, so interesting to see those old buildings. Love your part of the world as well! Cute hexie-card!!!

  13. looks like you have been doing some fun stuff this summer.
    I love that photo of the rocks. they are so neat.