I’ve taught in some very interesting places! From historical churches, to lodges to backs of restaurants, to schools, and even a casino!
But this is the first time I’ve taught in a Naval Academy!
Our workshop yesterday was held in Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy in Leonardtown, MD.
How many high schools do YOU know that have big guns right out side of the main building?
Leonard Hall has been around since 1909 --- and proudly shows it:
From the moment you walk in, you know you are in a school with a different kind of focus than “regular” schools. There are posters on the walls about honor, dignity, and serving.
One poster read something like “I will not lie, cheat or steal, and vow to remove myself from those who do” or something of the sort, and I couldn’t help but think that our politicians ought to take the same oath. If I think of it today, I’ll get a picture of it. It was really good!
Of course, you even feel like you are in the navy when headed to the ladies rest room!
Okay! I’ll be sure not to do that! And yes, I had a hard time NOT humming the Village People’s “In The Navy” song out loud!
The room had great light and a wonderful bank of windows……it was a gorgeous day outside, but we enjoyed it from the inside looking out!
I admit I was derelict in my duties as far as chief photographer goes! I was so busy showing different lay outs of the Bricks In The Barnyard blocks that I forgot to take more pics than I did! But we had a great time.
Sometimes being too busy having fun sewing is a good thing!
Some of us had to skeedaddle a bit early, and while we were packing it up, it was suggested that we grab whoever was left and do a quick group photo. I think this one turned out rather nice! Just love these smiling faces!
Afterwards, several of us headed over to Michelle’s Quilts for some more fabric replenishment therapy:
Nothing like being stormed by a whole gaggle of quilters to make a shop owner happy! LOL!! That’s Michelle, second from the left! We sure kept her busy for a while!
Thanks for a great day ladies! I’m looking forward to our second workshop today! And I better get a move on or I’ll be late for my own class :c)