I am sitting on a plane on my way to 2 classes that I have looked forward to for a year. Tomorrow I begin a 5-day class with Gwen Marston, only the 2nd class I have taken in the last 20 years. I have heard that Gwen has threatened to retire and I did not want to miss the experience of taking a class from her.
See the grin on Bear’s face? I am wearing that same grin right now.
I am teaching 5 days of independent study after Gwen’s class. I do love this class. It engages all of the parts of my brain. I get to work with quilters of all skill levels doing all sorts of things. It’s great fun!
I am using my 3-hour flight to write blog posts, this one included. I know that I won’t have time to post much over the next 2 weeks, so am writing now and scheduling them to post later. I will post to instagram pretty often, so if you want to see what I’m up to at Empty Spools, I hope you’ll follow me there.
And, because it’s pretty and (marginally) about flying, I’ll sign off with this…
After Gwen’s class I am teaching an independent study, one of my favorite things to do!
Have fun in Gwen’s class. We had her as a speaker to a guild meeting, and it was one of the best lectures I’ve heard on quilting. Learned not to obsess about imperfections in my quilting and what is really ugly fabric. Your class sounds like fun. That is a lovely flower – what kind is it? May the angels guard you on your travels and return.
Thanks! That flower is a Confederate rose .
Would love to take a class with Gwen (and you too 🙂 ). Thanks for the summer rose photo…it’s a blizzard outside my window–this was a welcome sight.
You, and everyone else on the east coast, have my sincere sympathy.
As it turns out, Sherman and Dallas are forecast to get ice tomorrow night. I am very thankful to be on my way before then. I tried not to rub it in to Steve on the way to the airport that I’m going to the part of the country that is currently warmer than normal. It will still be cool, maybe even almost cold, but not frozen. But he knew that anyway :-).
I have had a class with Becky when she was our guest teacher at Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild Retreat in Memphis! Fantastic! And she signed my quilt label for the pattern ‘Flourishes’.
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Your grandson is a doll! The rose gives me hope that winter will end one of these days.
Have a wonderful time learning and teaching.