Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sea of Cortez

It's too late to get in on Jazzdagen's South America cruise, but from March 26 to April 6 they'll be cruising the Sea of Cortez on Holland America's Zaandam. It's a 12-day round trip from San Diego, visiting Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, Guaymas, Topolobampo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarto. There's also an optional Copper Canyon train excursion that shouldn't be missed! In addition to all of that, there's music on board: High Sierra Jazz Band, Wally's Warehouse Waifs, Greetje Kauffeld, John Cocuzzi, Kristin Korb, Tom Hook, Bob Leary, Eddie Metz, and Randy Morris. It would be difficult to find a better group of musicians!

Contact Jazzdagen for more information:,, 800-433-0078.

On The Home Front

The quilt is on the machine. The top border and two rows are quilted -- three rows and the side and bottom borders left to do later this week.

It rained today -- yippeeeee -- we are desperate for rain, and it looks like we'll be getting more over the next few days. There was a bit of flooding on the roads around here, and at one point, I thought I might find out if Volkswagens can still float. But I made it to my destination, and by the time I started home the sun was shining through the clouds. There was even a little rainbow!

This photo was taken through the windshield of the car with my Droid phone (thank you, Mom). That phone can do almost anything!

Fifteen or so rows of Bird's Eye lace are done on the Aestlight shawl, and there are another 15 (I think) to go, then I'm switching to one of the WendyKnits patterns for the lace edging. I like hers better. Pics tomorrow.


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