That was my day yesterday!
Not only was my mood uplifted ((And held there – suspended)) by friendship and giggles and stories and connections to others via our shared passions and interests --- but my heart found joy in the joy of others.
This cute photo is of one of my students, Krista –and her terrific hubby David who showed his love and support for her passion for quilting by bringing her to Portland, Oregon from California so they could celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary together at Block Party.
WHAT A GUY!! And he has a very cool wife too – I’ve so enjoyed having her in my classes.
Over the past couple of days, David has wandered in and wandered out --- and went to find ways to occupy his time with extended family while class was in session –but yesterday before lunch…..instead of wandering back out, he pulled up a chair and began to expertly remove the phone book paper foundations from the back of Krista’s string pieced block units for her!
Immediately, two thoughts ran through my mind:
- It takes a real man to remove paper foundations!
- The bar has been raised and he will be expected to remove paper foundations until the end of time!
That’s not the only relationship that flourished in the classroom….how about this one!
Two sisters, sitting side-by-side both cutting and swapping pieces with each other to build their variety ---talking and chatting like sisters do ---
Double Duty Ripping!
I walked by while they were BOTH busy frog-stitching their flying geese!
One of these things is “JUST LIKE” the other ----I love relationships!
So without further a-do ---I hope you can feel the joy and friendship experienced in yesterday’s Talkin’ Turkey class. Talkin’ Turkey is found in my book String Fling ---
Today we move on to Winston Ways – our last class of Block Party in Portland!
I’m trying not to feel sad that it is over so soon – but it’s been just wonderful meeting everyone --- new instructors I haven’t crossed paths with before, and some I’ve met before and am seeing again, and time with the gals from Creative Crafts Group, the company that parents Quiltmaker Magazine, and the Quiltmaker staff themselves --- we’ve got such a great mix of personalities and quilting abilities in different directions of genre ---it’s a full house of wonderfulness! I hope it isn’t too long before our paths cross again!