With Fear and Trepidation

I dip my toe into the world of blogging.  Not being at all sure what, exactly, I am doing, I am nonetheless forging ahead!  I have read with interest and amusement the blogs of others, and am willing to give it a try.  For a start, I think once a week will do.  We’ll see how I get on with that as my goal.

For now, a quick review of my fall travel.  Off to Chico Hot Springs in Montana to teach with Laura Cater-Woods at her innaugural retreat.  What a pleasure!  Laura is amazing, the students were wonderful and willing, and the surroundings so different from those I see every day.  And then to Houston for International Quilt Market and Festival.  As always, an amazing experience, and once again inspiration was everywhere.  The IQA juried show and special exhibits just get better every year.  I admit that the Journal Quilts capture my attention every year, and the Husqvarna Viking Masterpieces as well.  It was great fun to see some of my own work on the floor in such exalted company.

Before heading home, I spent a few days in San Antonio, visiting my brother and his family, who settled there about 3 months ago after he retired from the Navy.  It was quite a pleasant shock to hear my 14 year old nephew saying things like “Yes, Ma’am” and “No, Ma’am” to me!  Such manners!  And from the mouth of a teenager!  There’s hope for the world!

Now that I’m home, it’s back to work on several projects that are in process.  There are two exhibits to prepare submissions for, and I will be designing for the Bernina Fashion Show 2007-8. And of course, the holiday season is upon us.  Add in a little teaching, and it’s a very busy time of year, as I’m sure it is for you.

If you’ve gotten this far, I thank you for participating in my first lesson in blogging.  My next lesson will be in uploading pictures.  Fortunately for me, my tutor is just upstairs in his office, so if I get stuck, all I have to do is yell.

I wish you well.

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