A Walk Downtown

A Walk Downtown
A Walk Downtown

 

As I pondered my subject of my post today, I couldn’t help but realize that my head was spinning with all the things that I wanted to accomplish today.

  • –Write my blog
  • –Start my next book review
  • –Continue hand-quilting my daughter’s quilt
  • –Update the  photos of a quilt I have on Etsy
Jo Ann, really? There’s only 24 hours in a day.

Backtrack to earlier in the day…
My coach suggested taking pictures of wrought iron fences and to write about all of the really cool different designs. As we both chuckled about doing that, she said, “Oh I can tell already that you think that’s a silly idea, never mind…it must be just me that thinks that’s a cool idea!”

 

Interesting wrought iron fence that could be a photo op.
Interesting wrought iron fence that could be a photo op.

But what she didn’t know was that I was thinking, no that’s not a silly idea, and that I was really thinking that I had been wanting to take some photos of a quilt on a really cool wrought iron fence that I saw a few months ago downtown.

The good thing is that I live downtown. So, I started on my 10 minute trek, anxious to check out my photo op.

Wow, well my 10 minute trek turned into something I wasn’t expecting. I thought I was just going to go straight to the photo op place, take some photos, and head straight back home.


 

I love the bicycle.
I love the bicycle.
These triangle windows could be bordered or made up in all different colors.
These diamond windows could be bordered or made up in all different colors.

But, as I started walking I started to notice that there was inspiration all around me. I know in California we don’t have the 200 year old buildings like the east coast does, but we still have some awesome buildings that have been around awhile.

 

Those are the buildings that you just have to wonder about all of the footsteps that have gone down those halls.


 

This could be a row of rectangles on a table runner.
This could be a row of rectangles on a table runner.
This could be a quilt full of basket weave blocks.
This could be a quilt full of basket weave blocks.

So, guess what? I started taking photos of windows and buildings, and of course wrought iron fences.  I thought about all of the memories that had to have been made in all of these places.

 


So, basically, my very thoughtful trek downtown was quite different this morning. Normally, if I walk downtown it’s just to run an errand because it’s easier than starting up my car.  But, not today.  Today was different.

Quilt For Sale!
“Colored Pencils”. Quilt For Sale!

Oh, and my photo op?

Yes, I did go back, and I think I got some really cool photos for my Etsy shop! I definitely added steps to my Fitbit today and I somehow managed to ignore the city workers that were a little curious to see what I was doing!

And, my birds were happy to see me back.

And my birds were still busy eating when I came back.
My birds were still busy eating when I came back.

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your day…ttyl!
Jo Ann

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