There were so many great textures and patterns. It was terrific. I had to force myself to stop taking photos and get back to class! : )
This patch was popular.
And then I made it to Calgary where I'm staying with an old friend. After a 6 hr day on the highway followed by 3 busy busy days with the Fibre PotPourri event, I am ready for a much needed break.
And of course, with the down time comes illness. So I'm sleeping a lot, stitching in between, and shopping to gather supplies for the weekend when I am up to it.
|5 days turned out to be a retreat|
I find myself 'stuck' in this space for 5 days - a gorgeous sun room, with 8 huge windows including 3 on the ceiling. It's fantastic. I have been filling up sketch pages from the garden and embroidering more class samples for the weekend. I'm living, sleeping, and creating in this big room. It's a completely unexpected but highly desired art retreat for me. I just looked around the room one morning and realized - WOAH! HERE I AM! Artist in Residence. I've only dreamed of this, and I honestly can hardly believe it's REAL. I was expecting a squishy little spare bedroom to myself. THIS is JUST what I've dreamed for. If I'm lucky, I'll feel up to a day trip to the mountains before I head to the next town.
Oh Happy, HAPPY THURSDAY!