Earlier this week sweet hubby and I enjoyed a leisurely trip up to Michigan. It really is a beautiful time of year here in the Midwest! We drove up to the Grand Rapids area so I could teach two workshops for the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild.
On Monday I taught my Making Faces workshop to a wonderful group of ladies. This is always one of my favorite workshops to teach because people are always surprised by how wonderful their portrait ends up! This time was no different. I think each person had good results!
On Tuesday I taught a color workshop. This class is fun, too, but for different reasons. The Making Faces workshop is very “project-oriented” and most people finish their quilt top or are very close to being complete by the end of class. Some students take the plunge and even quilt theirs before they leave for the day. In contrast, the color workshop is all about learning and discovery and practical application. We talk about different color wheels and what to do with them. We talk about putting colors together and why sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
Now that I’m back at home, I have a new project I need to complete. I recently bought a Mac and I have to make that dreaded transition from my comfortable PC to a new environment. It’s always a challenge trying to make sure everything is moved over and set up correctly before I say goodbye to my old friend. I’ve only worked on PCs for the last 25 years or so, and I’ve had this particular computer since — dare I admit it? — since 2005! That’s something like 57 years old in “dog years” (depending on which website you rely on). I hate to think how archaic that really is in “computer years.” I still hate to give up on an old friend, but now I get to create a new friend in this new Mac.