I spent a pleasant half-hour with Richard, my dentist, while he fixed my chipped tooth again. I have never minded going to the dentist and don't understand why people have such a problem with the tooth doctor.
Even as a child, going to the dentist was always a good experience for me (and back in the dark ages, there were no pediatric dentists - just family dentists). My family dentist always explained what he was going to do and how it was going to feel (usually, "you'll feel a little pinch") or sound (you'll hear a high-pitched buzz from the drill) and by managing our expectations as kids, he took away all the mystery and all of the fear. I can still hear Dr. Craig saying to his nurse, "big plugger" or "little plugger" when he was filling a cavity.
Well, another post that wrote itself and got off track. Let's get back to the Garden State Quilt Show.
I divided my afternoon between greeting old friends, hanging out with Usha, and looking at the quilts.
It was a guild show with 300 quilts -- there were art quilts and interpretations of tradtional quilts. If the quilt was not original, the maker said "inspired by a class with..." or "inspired by a quilt by so-and-so". Lighting was splendid and the quilts were beautifully displayed. The whole show was very professional and light years better than the shows run by some professional quilt show organizers that have shows around the country.
Friend and fellow teacher, Elizabeth Rosenberg, saw my blog post and drove quite a distance to see Usha and me. What a great surprise!! After the show closed we went out for an Indian dinner. Here we are, snapped with my new iPhone 4. which I was holding at arm's length. We had such a fun time together!
Stocked up on a bunch of spices I was out of (or almost); ginger, papadams, hot peppers, bindi (okra) and a box of Lipton tea from India that I am sure is better than the tea blended in the U.S.