Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Organ Mountains, New Mexico
New York, New York
Jersey City, New Jersey
I’m spending April in two of my favorite places. My homes.
New York and New Mexico.
This is month is also birthday month, so in the spirit of my 40th – a 1940’s theme is in order. Before I can go, there are a few things to check off my list.
01) I’d like to get a New Mexico time in before we go. So a weekend in the gorgeous Organ Mountains is in order.
After all, it is Helena’s Birthday month as well. Normally, she would be with her beloved Eric, but this time he's traveling with me, so she will be resorting at the Country Club.
02) The hat. I have to finish the hat.
Oh the hat. (le sigh)
This project has been a bit of a thorn in my side for a few weeks now, but luckily I have some help on the way.
02) The bag. Because it has to match the hat, of course.
03) The dress. I bought a vintage dress from 1940s NYC. I can't be sure, but don’t think women came in my size in the 1940s. The dress will need to be altered to fit this 6’ frame of mine.
Luckily I have master quilter, geologist, and bag maker, Sally Williams on my side. We are about to spend hours in the studio to finish all three.
The party was incredible. These are some of the most wonderful people I know.
Thank you, Eric Lindsay, for throwing a party for 30+ of my favorite people in the whole world. You are a patient man, and I love you shed loads for it.
Thank you my friends and family for making the trek from all over the country (and continent) to spend the evening with us. You mean the wold to me.
April's Cake and fire day was a success for both Helena and I. Helena spent her day in the sunshine. The Cabin was parked at the base of the Organ Mountains and we had no cell-signal and no interruptions.
She ate way too much cake - just the way it should be.
Some of my favorite workspaces this month. #betterthanadesk
There is nothing better than home.
In this case, I was a in a few homes.
Back in my apartment, where (sadly) the Hells Angels were moving out next door.
Nothing beats the morning light in this place.
I say that until I wake up in the Cabin in the middle of nowhere. New Mexico is a beautiful place, and I am lucky to have found a home here. #thecabin