I feel like I have been on the road for so long now that it is hard to think that it is still February. So much has happened, I have slept more nights in a foreign bed this month than my own bed....ok I can see how that statement can be misunderstood! I just mean that I have been traveling so much! I am desperately trying to get back in the saddle again. I need some stability, routine....I need to get some stuff done!!
Don't get me wrong, you don't have to feel sorry for me, I have had a great time on the road, teaching and visiting. It's the coming back and figuring out the every day stuff that takes a while to get back into routine.
So here are some of the things I have been doing:
This week I taught and lectured in Iowa with the Eastern Polk County Quilters. I didn't have my camera but snapped just a few photo's with my phone (excuse the blurry pics).
Over 20 quilters worked on the Strips & Salsa pattern on Sunday
We had a great time and most of the quilters got very far with the blocks. During the lecture on Monday night, they asked them all to stand up and show their progress and amazingly, there were some quilt tops done and many rows assembled!
It was a great group of quilters and I had a blast hanging out with them.
Before the lecture on Monday night I went and visited Quilter's Cupboard in Ankeny, IA. It is a great little shop with a lot of variety. Great little rooms filled with cute displays and fabric.
They had some cute models made up from my Fast & Furious Holiday book, Roly Poly Tree skirt...
...and the stockings.
The day before I went to Iceland, I also taught and lectured in Fergus Falls, MN. We had a "Quilt As You Go" workshop where participants could choose between two projects to work on. They were both out of the first Fast & Furious book...
...Afternoon Snack table runner...
...and Tea Time Honey! What a wonderful group to spend the day with.
There were other things I hinted at in this blog post, before I left for Iceland. Atli had his signing ceremony at school on February 2nd.
He is going to the University of Wisconsin - Parkside, receiving a full scholarship to play soccer!
He is gonna be a Ranger!! The school colors are forest green, black with a little gold.....I think I have some of these colors in my stash. I gotta start planning a dorm room quilt, YIKES, time is flying by to fast!
We are super proud of him, and so is the school. They wrote about him on the school soccer website.
Here is the article: Minnesota Recruits
Next up....I am going to show you some pictures from Iceland....promise!!