I spent a wonderful time with the Goodtime Quilters of Circleville, Ohio this past week. Thursday morning, I was invited to show a PowerPoint presentation and trunk show of my own quilts. I especially wanted to encourage them all to try new things and not be afraid of experimenting. The Goodtime Quilters were also the very first group who got to see my newest quilt, Surrender.
They fed us a fabulous lunch afterwards. Delicious! Sweet hubby went back for seconds. I prepared his first plate because he was busy. Hahaha — I didn’t put enough special treats on it, so he had to correct the situation!
On Friday, I taught my “Making Faces” workshop to fifteen ladies, some eager, a few somewhat wary. I get excited every time I see that look of surprise and delight on their faces at the moment they recognize the person or pet whose portrait they are creating. What fun! Here are close ups of their portraits. Great job, ladies!!!
I just have to point out the fabulous pressed tin ceiling that was in the room where we met for the lecture and workshop. I so wish this was in our church, but then I might never hear DH’s sermon. I kept looking up, imagining it as a quilt. Somebody (not me!) really needs to applique this, or maybe it should be a wholecloth quilt or it could be stenciled with Paintstiks. Oh, the possibilities!
By the way, thank you to everyone who has asked how my sweet hubby is doing after the stroke he had on March 7. It has been two months now, and he has recovered completely! We have not noticed any side effects in his coordination, speech, thought process, or anything else. We did learn he has macular degeneration, but at this point it is not impairing his vision in any significant way. We are so thankful his quick recovery! Since he is feeling back to normal, I quickly put him back to work as my chauffeur, pack mule, and all around good-guy. I hope I never have to go to teach somewhere without him.