Sunday, July 17, 2011

Report from the Sequim, WA Lavender Festival

Great art, music and a bar set in the most beautiful fields of Lavender. Every Lavender Farm on tour hosts arts and crafts vendors, live music, gourmet food AND wine, beer, Lavender Margarita's and my FAVORITE, Champagne with Blackberry liquor topped with a fresh sprig of Lavender! Of course I've had to sample all of them. Now that's the way to tour a farm!

The Sequim Lavender Festival continues to inspire me. The color, the vendor booths (over 150 at 2 locations!), the artisans from across the country and of course the incredible farms. Even though the Lavender plants are a bit delayed in their blooming this year, some of the darker varieties are offering color for festival goers on the farm tours. A special surprise for me yesterday was the "Quilt Show" which had over 200 art quilts AND vendors... more on that later!




7 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Love your tie dyed shirt, great shot with Gus, what a fragrance heaven you are in.

Hollis Engley said...

Sequim's a great place, but I've only seen it in winter, with heavy surf coming in. Looks lovely in July.

Cowgirl Goods said...

Ahhhh Man you know how jealous I am! Gorgeous!

cindy shake said...

Thanks friends :o) Rainy and cool here in Sequim though -Lavender is blooming late. Daddy-O said it was 70 degrees in Anchorage Saturday!

Ann said...

A quilt show?? I am so jealous Cindy! Hope you got tons of pictures to share! Missed you horribly yesterday!

cindy shake said...

ANN- you wouldn't have believed this quilt show!! My eyes hurt there was so much to see!! What a pleasant surprise! Picked up some beautiful fat quarters and needle felting wool too -my "carry-on" will be bulging! Also was able to talk with several quilt store vendors from the Pacific Northwest about my patterns -yippee!!

Tracey Broome said...

How did I miss this post? What a beautiful place, I'm sure your pores are soaking in the inspiration, looks like it's everywhere!