Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Houston - Manic
It is 2am and I can't sleep so I have succumbed to the exorbitant hotel internet charges so I can blog and skype. I would much rather be asleep after the last two incredibly manic days I have had.
Today I was in a class from 9-12, then a luncheon/lecture with Lesley Riley where I got to sit at the main table. Judy Murrah even introduced me to the room and I had to stand up and smile. Thanks to the Aussie's in the audience who gave me a lovely reception.
Yummy Chicken and feta salad and Lesley's talk was inspirational.
Then back to the class from 2-5. Class was with Alisa Burke who was just as terrific as I expected her to be. I love her techniques and a new quilt is well underway. I only wish I had a machine in my room as I would definitely be sewing right now. Isn't it great when the bug hits?
This is what a classroom looks like. I think there were about 20 students.
From 5-6 I rushed off to a local hotel to meet Sue Spargo which was great. A quick Gin and Tonic and then back to a 6-9 Class with Pokey Bolton on Gelatine Monoprinting.
What fun and now I have even more cool fabrics to take home.
Finally made it back to the hotel where I thought I would just have a quiet bowl of Tortilla Soup (my favourite and cheap dinner) to find Jenny Bowker and Helen Godden (who had just arrived) so gatecrashed and sat with them for a while.
A long long (but extremely fun) day and tomorrow is going to be even busier but I wouldn't change it for anything - except for more than 2hours sleep in a row which would be nice.
It is not that I am name dropping - it is just that everytime you turn a corner there is someone you know or have admired. This place is incredible and I am just so thrilled to be part of it this time!