Thursday, January 21, 2016

Why I Love Key West

Many people think of Key West as a place to go to drink and party all night. But if you know me at all, you know that drinking is not on my agenda and I'm usually in bed by 10:00. Although I do spend a lot of my time quilting, and I do try to fit in an exercise class every day. Life here is filled with such unusual encounters.

During the past week, I volunteered to help set up for a brunch at The Studios of Key West, which is where I am also taking a painting class. It was fun to set up for a party for the patrons, but even more fun to see this wonderful painting being finished by island painter, Rick Worth. I didn't measure it but I'm guessing 10' high by 20' long. It's a collage of the island and he finished it in 1 month!

I was invited by one of my neighbors to attend a meeting of the KW Orchid Society. It had been raining for a few days and I needed to get out. Besides, I have been thinking about an orchid quilt and knew I could get some pictures.

There is a raffle at each meeting. Dan bought tickets for both of us, and I won! Not one, but two orchids. Woo Hoo!

Today I went with another neighbor to Nancy's Secret Garden. It's filled with parrots, 23 of them. Nancy owns them and takes care of them and brings them all inside every night.


Baby Blue liked me and walked onto my arm, apparently a first in Nancy's Secret Garden.

And afternoon walks with Bailey to savor a latte or cafe con leche, my new vice.

Life is definitely not dull here if you allow yourself to embrace the opportunities. Why wouldn't you?



  1. I love your heart quilt. Looks like you are having lots of fun!

  2. I plan to in March! love those parrots :)

  3. Fun times...expanding your horizons.

  4. I hope you are planning a mosaic quilt class - LOVE that heart quilt! Thanks for the perspective on Key West that people don't see!

  5. That sounds like the perfect way to spend your days in the keys. I would be out everyday if I were there, dreaming of warm sun and kayaking;)



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