Sunday, 19 October 2014

Our trip to the U.S.A. (6)- Meeting Andria

July 2nd (still)
We had to rush our Cliff Walk in Newport to meet one of my best and first sea glass friends Andria and her sister Marcia.We got mixed up a bit on Ocean Drive till we found the right place!

 It was the Castle Hill Inn.

Such a beautiful place!
I must say that I was eager to meet Andria! Andria and I have got a lot in common and through the years we felt a lot of respect for each other and appreciation of each other's character and work. So you can understand how much I really wanted to meet her!
We went to the lawn and met Andria and her sister Marcia there!
We started chatting like old friends, sipping margaritas at the adirondack chairs and looking at the lovely view.

We also exchanged gifts. Andria gave us lots of gifts among them two pieces of her amazing art! Andria has got a lovely shop on etsy called andriasserendipity and her work is so much different from other sea glass artists. I love her sea glass and vintage finds combination.

After a while and having enjoyed the sea and the sun and the breeze...

... we moved on the balcony to enjoy a lovely meal. 
 Of course I had to have chowder again!
This poem was inside the Inn.
 But we had to leave after lunch to manage and visit the Newport Mansions. So we said our goodbyes with these two charming ladies!
 We had so much fun! I really didn't want to leave!

And here is Andria's gift on my wall with other sea glass gifts,Julianna's seaglass turtle and Lynne's sea glass star.
Thank you ladies for a great time together!
Next a visit to Newport Mansions. To be continued!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

An egst photography session and a rowing race.

This week I went to a Photography session with the Etsy Greek Street Team at Peirama.
The event was organized by The wandering deer Vivika and was presented by Marietta of
 Double Crochets.
Unfortunately I was too eager to pay attention and didn't take many photos.
Marietta on the presentation.
 Items to be photographed! That amzing crochet bag is by Niata Crochet.
How to photograph a little penguin by the Wandering Deer.
 My sea glass felted stone photographed in various ways.

Of course we ate sweets too like auts-pins Eleanna's chocolate candy. I made some red pepper and cheese savoury muffins.
There was a Bingo game too and I won this lovely crochet cross by NiataCrochet.
This week also there was a World Rowing Coastal Championship in my city.
Lots of boats and athletes from around the world took part.
 The weather wasn't helping much as it was too windy and the sea was rough.

 We were there of course!

 An athlete who fell overboard being taken out.

 The French win!

 This athlete was supporting his friend to win running and shouting!A great sport!