|Vegetable garden at Monticello|
|Historic Downtown Staunton, Virginia|
I've just returned from a trip to Virginia. The countryside was beautiful and I envisioned it in pastel. On a bright, crisp morning we visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. I was inspired by the beauty of the home's design, paintings, furnishings, artifacts, and gardens. I've been creating needlepoint designs recently and was excited to see a couple of needlepoint items in the home. We stayed in historic Staunton, Virginia. It has a vibrant downtown district full of shops, great restaurants, and even a few galleries. I returned home brimming with creative ideas and inspiration as well as being thankful for my loving family, health, and freedom. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with warmth.