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Monday, February 17, 2014

Opposites! Snow Lady and the Desert!

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I am finally getting around to my final desert trip photos. But first, good news, I finally finished the snow lady!! What a lot of solid stitching!  She is worth it.  I am liking this design more and more as I stitch it.  I will explain the final Arizona pictures as I go.



This is the beautiful Mission San Xavier del Bac .  It was completed in 1797.  It rises up right out of the flat desert.  

They  are working on the front of the Chapel.

A beautiful ceiling just full of paintings!

The benches show the strong Spanish influence. 


 All of the walls are covered with beautiful paintings and carvings.

This hill is right outside the museum.  No, we did not climb it.  We were headed to Tubac and did not take  the time. The Mission is still an operating Church.

Tubac is a charming little artist town very near the Mexican border.   They were having an art show the next week-end!  Bad timing for us, I would love to have been there for the show.

Again, a strong Spanish feel to all the art.

Great painting of an owl on an old piece of wood.


Isn't he cute? Maybe St. Francis?
I hope you enjoyed the Arizona photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.  



18 comments:

  1. isn't the art work you find in the southwest incredible? it is one of my most favorite places to visit.

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  2. Love the pictues! The statues are fabulous!

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  3. Enjoyed your pictures. San Xavier was one of the places our Pan-Am club always stopped on our way to Nogales in high school. I have climbed that hill. :-)

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  4. Beautiful photos of Arizona.

    Snow Lady is lovely. Very primitive looking.

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  5. Lovely finish on Snow Lady and great photos.The Mission is beautiful.

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  6. Snowlady is pretty, love the snowflakes on her dress.
    Thanks for sharing the pics, the mission is beautiful and full of amazing artwork.
    Marilyn

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  7. Yes, you are right, the Snowlady is worth the patience you need to stitch the solid sections of her gown. Sh's looking gorgeous.
    And gorgeous pictures from your Arizona trip. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The snowlady looks great!
    What an interesting place to visit. I had to show the pics to Rich.

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  9. Love your snowlady ! Great pics from Arizona !

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  10. I enjoyed the pictures of your trip very much Barb.
    The mission is beautiful.
    Love your snow lady stitching.
    Margaret

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  11. Oh, isn't your snowlady adorable, Barb! I know what you mean about all that solid stitching--lots of work, but always worth it in the end :)

    Your AZ photos are so nice--my brother will be visiting their this coming week. I'm so jealous!! It looks so sunny and warm...

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  12. Love that stitching! I kept going back to the picture to take a look at it. Those pictures of the cathedral and Arizona are simply amazing, thank you for sharing!

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  13. Great Arizona photos but I LOVE that little snowlady!

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  14. Your snowlady is adorable Barb! really enjoyed seeing the Arizona pics too.

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  15. Great photos, loved the little monk. Made me LOL.

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  16. We have good friends who live in Tubac and spent a wonderful week visiting them last summer. We stopped at San Xavier del Bac - an amazing place. We enjoyed the area and the artisan shops in Tubac. We did not venture as far north as Phoenix, so I did not get to visit the Attic. There used to be a shop in Tucson, but we could not find it - maybe closed now? I'll put the Attic on my list for next visit! Lori

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  17. What a neat town Barb! That cathedral is amazing!! I love the photos!! Thanks for sharing...I felt like I was there lapping up the warm sun....if only!!

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  18. Love yours twitched snow lady....as for the real stuff, I have had enough! More coming tonite and probably another snow day for the boys...
    Loved seeing all of your beautiful photos ~ I'd love to visit this area one day!

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