Today was so perfect…….

The temp was in the mid 70’s, the air was void of humidity, a gentle breeze was whispering through the trees and there was glorious sunshine and blue sky! A day to be outside for sure. Two times a year a neighbor, who is a professional potter, holds an event she has named “Meadowfest” on her lovely property. Along with all that she creates, there are various other artisans who set up their displays and, today, the fiddlers were playing to add to the festive atmosphere. She does a ‘mailing’ a couple weeks prior to alert everyone to mark the date……..


So I set out after lunch and headed west on our ridge about 1 & 1/2 miles . Our county is still reeling from last weekend’s many inches of rain and signs such as this are common….Meadowfest 026The road I was to turn on had sustained some damage but was open to traffic, thankfully. In this region of ‘coulees’ and hills, one has to know all the alternate ways of getting from ‘here’ to ‘there’. Meadowfest 025The summer colors are so vivid and the flowers in bloom. A day for a leisurely afternoon stroll among some wonderful country gardens and art that is absolutely ‘first class’! Meadowfest 023Meadowfest 022Meadowfest 001Meadowfest 002Meadowfest 005Meadowfest 006Meadowfest 008Meadowfest 007Meadowfest 011Meadowfest 012Meadowfest 019A wood fired oven baked focaccia bread that was available for sampling with homemade hummus. Yum! Jean Colette’s demo on painting on silk attracted many on-lookers.Meadowfest 014Meadowfest 016Time to head for home and a little more stitching on the red, white and blue table-runner. Another week ahead……and one that contains a holiday!! Yippee!!!


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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20 Responses to Today was so perfect…….

  1. Linda says:

    Oh, I wish I could have gone with you. It looks like it was heavenly. And focaccia and hummus….yum for sure. The weather here in the west has been horribly hot, but I live really close to the beach, so it hasn’t been too bad. I just can’t handle the heat. I’ve even been considering buying a small air conditioner this year. I don’t think it got above 75 in my house today. I’m glad I don’t live in Vegas any more. They don’t usually get above 110 until later in the year! I’m looking forward to the holiday, too. I’m taking Friday off. A nice 4 day weekend sounds like heaven…8-)

    xo LInda

    • treadlemusic says:

      Although we have central A/C, our older farm home is 2 story and the cool air on the 1st floor merely pushes the hot air upstairs. We bought a small window unit (finally) last year and I hang a small quilt in the downstairs doorway (to block the hot air) and, finally, we have a cool upstairs!! The small unit was $150 at Walmart…..reasonable to purchase and run! The heat (and fires) out West are a true tragedy, now, resulting in so many lives/homes lost. Take care, dear bloggy friend……hugs……

  2. Oh that must have been so much fun! Fabulous day!!!

  3. Teje says:

    That must have been exiting day! Everything looks so beautiful – even the weather! Have a lovely week and wonderful, sunny July, my friend! x Teje

  4. witchylin says:

    The pottery is lovely. Whenever we go away I try to buy a little pot by a local potter to go on my window ledge. I have too many really but still buy them. I could have spent up big at Seven Bridges. The other crafts look interesting too. Nice weather and a great day out after all the dreadful flooding.

  5. Michele says:

    Glad you had a wonderful afternoon.

  6. Karen says:

    here was very nice also and should be all week – yesterday was dry air and high of 76! for the last day of June that is specular! your pottery show that you went to looks like fun – I always love looking at pottery although I never buy much of it I have too much stuff around the house – one day I feel like tossing all out and starting again 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      Wouldn’t that be something?…..just to start from ‘0’ again!!!! Looks like the temps, and such, will be in place this whole week here, also! Amazing and am very thankful!!!!

  7. Jeanne says:

    What a fun time! The day being beautiful was really a bonus! So glad you were able to get there and ENJOY!

  8. ruthiequilts says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful time!!!

  9. mtetar says:

    Beautiful Sceneries as well as all the various projects. What a fulfilling day! Be A Blessing because you’re Blessed. Mtetar

  10. What a fun day! Looks like you had as much fun as I did this weekend. Hope you are drying out some more!

  11. Doreen, can you tell me about this next year in advance? Looks like an event I would love.

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