Cross Stitch Art by Sara Christensen Blair

Awhile ago I featured the crochet art of Sara Christensen Blair on my Crochet Concupiscence blog. But she also does a variety of other fiber art including this great cross stitch art. All of the ones below except the first one are self-portrait images of the artist:

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Hakone Gardens

I recently went down to Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA for a few hours. It was a lovely little day trip getaway.

Japanese Gardens

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Hakone Gardens is a Japanese garden. In fact it “is the oldest Japanese and Asian estate, retreat and gardens in the Western Hemisphere”. I really love Japanese Gardens and enjoy exploring the differences between them. I’ve been to Japanese Gardens here in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, in San Diego’s Balboa Park, in Los Angeles and in Buenos Aires. And now in Saratoga.

Bamboo Garden

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Summer Gathering Plans with Walmart To Go

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I recently joined the Bay Area Influencer program with Walmart To Go, which gives me a chance to check out their service. We don’t have a Walmart in the city limits and it’s been years and years since I’ve even been in one but I do love getting items delivered directly to my home so I thought it was a good chance to check it out.

Easy Online Shopping

The process of ordering through Walmart To Go is really simple. You sign up for free and just shop. The items in the store are organized into categories (like Health & Beauty) and then aisles (like deodorant) and of course you can also just use the search function to find specific items. Add them to your cart and then you can schedule a time for your free delivery. Checkout. That’s it.

The Delivery

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Beautiful Art Peacocks by Laurel Roth

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I originally discovered the work of artist Laurel Roth a few years ago when researching for my crochet blog because she has a set of crochet pigeon suits that are adorable. Roth recently did a local fellowship at DeYoung museum (where so many of my favorite artists spend time!) so I wanted to check out what she’s been creating. That’s how I discovered her pretty bejeweled upcycled peacock art, although she actually created it in 2011.

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The artist describes this collection:

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