Here's just a little recap of what's been going on here. After a nice break during the summer the "Old Broads" started the fall show season with a great show in San Diego. Then Lauretta and I took my clients on our annual beach vacation to Cayucos, Ca. I rent a beach house for a week and we go up for some great fun on the beach. We get in a lot of sewing time along with sight seeing, shopping and lots of time to just veg. After our time at the beach, the "Old Broads" did Quiltfest in Palm Springs, a new show put on by the Mancuso Bros. Then in November we took a trip to Sacramento for the Rivercity Quilt Show, our last show of the fall season. We are having a great time learning our new business and meeting lots of great people.
On the teaching front I've also been busy. In August I had a great time in Wrightwood at the PineNeedles Quilt Guild. They put me up at this cute little place.
Sorry I can't remember the name of the place (I really need to start writing these things down) and yes that is my PT Cruiser parked in front. It was a really nice place. The ladies of the guild had a great time learning to make Weeping Willow.
Next I got an unexpected call from Judy Niemeyer herself asking me what I was doing the week and if I would like to take the place of another Certified Instructor that had a health issue and couldn't make it to her lecture and workshop at the Santa Rosa Guild. Well of course I couldn't say no to Judy, so off I went to Santa Rosa and what a great group of ladies. I stayed at the program chair, Genelle's house which backs onto a private lake and when I got there after a long day of driving she had wine and cheese waiting.
I want to thank Genelle for being such a great hostess. She also baked bread that was wonderful and we had it for dinner and breakfast the next morning. The Santa Rosa Guild had a morning guild and an evening guild. I was doing my lecture and workshop for the morning guild. The lecture went great and after the meeting the guild has a potluck lunch so I was feed very well. I also ran into a friend, Carol LeMonye, who used to be in my guild, the Nite Owls, but moved to northern California a while back. What a surprise to have her pop out of the kitchen, she is head of the hostess committee, and came to give me a huge bear hug. It was so good to see her after all these years. After the meeting there was an afternoon to kill and since I was up in prime No. Cal wine country Genelle took me wine tasting then out to dinner for fresh oysters. The next day was the workshop and the ladies had a great time making the Cactus Flower Table Runner.
More on the rest of my summer later as this is getting a little long. I really do need to post more often.