Why did the chicken cross the road?

chicken.jpg To see what 2011 had in store on the other side. :)

So it’s the first week in January 2011. What will this new year bring? Hopefully happiness, good health and a winning lottery ticket. :) Ok, so the first two would be just fine with me.

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t really make any new year’s resolutions because I don’t want to beat myself up when I break them – and I WILL break them.

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So what’s with the chickens?

As I wrote in a previous post I decided that I was going to take things into my own hands and discontinue going to school. Around the same time a friend of mine opened up a quilt shop in a quaint little town, San Juan Bautista, California. Through a course of events I’m helping her out at the shop. I’m really feeling inspired, hanging around fabric and being able to get some dedicated quilting time in. I’m finishing up two quilts – FINALLY, it feels like it’s been so long. I’m also getting really inspired about my own fabric designs, working on some things to present and hopefully have a fabric company pick up.

So back to the chickens…San Juan is known for these chickens. I don’t exactly know how it started but there’s a house and all these chickens run around – beautiful roosters and hens just toodling around all day long. When I was going to the quilt shop the other day they were all sunning themselves along the wall of the building. I just had to snap a picture. It kind of looked like they were all waiting in line for morning coffee or something…

“Next in line,” the barista said as she made another latte and pulled a sesame seed cake out of the glass case.

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I have a feeling there will be some chicken rubber stamps coming soon. Funny, I’ve wanted a little chicken for a long time but where we live we can’t have one…I think my husband likes it that way. So I can now just watch the chickens and be content.

I wish you all happiness, good health and fortune in 2011.
Toodles for now.
Holly



4 Responses to “Why did the chicken cross the road?”

  1. Jennifer Kelly Says:


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    I’ll have to head to San Juan to check out the new store. I wasn’t aware of that!

    Happy New Year Holly!

  2. Sheila G. Says:


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    Much as I hate those chickens in downtown San Juan, you’ve got some great pictures and that should give you some great ideas for stamps and fabric designs.

  3. Amanda R Says:


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    Hope it all goes well for you and I think the chickens in a line are adorable!

  4. Danielle Says:


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    I love the chickens! I always wanted a few and found out that my town would allow me to have up to 3 in my yard…but the look on my husbands face told me they’d be dinner if I actually brought any home, lol! Happy New Year!