Let's see - where did the week go? Here's a quickie overview so you can see what you did not miss.
Met the plumber about the leak in my mother's apartment from the apartment above after I just had the place painted. An ongoing saga. Cleaned the place a bit and went home with a headache.
Skipped an evening meeting and went to bed early.
Stayed home, stitching the green piece I have been laboring over.
Caught the 4:00 bus to NY (remind me never to go at that hour again - what should have been a half-hour trip took 90 minutes). But it was worth the trip.
I met Merrilee Teich and her friend Emma for dinner and had a great time! Merrilee took a class with me in Springfield, MO several years ago and we have stayed in touch. This was her first trip to NY and I simply had to see her. It was great fun! Here we are with coffee after a yummy dinner at Marseille.
In the studio, working on the commission of 50 scarves and reprinting some that I was not happy with.
Another ongoing saga. I had been planning to go to the Eileen Fisher outlet which was near the place I was meeting a friend for drinks and dinner, but never got out of the studio in time to shop. Another fun evening out with a friend I always enjoy being with!
Cleaned up the studio.
Went to the semi-annual sale at the Eileen Fisher outlet, where I spent the credit that had been
burning a hole in my wallet, and then some. Saved twice as much as I spent.
Then went to visit my friend who manages the Design Within Reach outlet and ended up buying a new, smaller table (the only one, so no picture) and four of these comfortable chairs for the deck.These will replace the rickety 16 year old table and discolored vinyl chairs. Saved 5 times as much as I spent because it is the end of the season. Do I need to say I went home happy?
Taught a private class on printing in layers. Anita McLarin and Claude Larson created some beautiful cloth and went home with a new slant and lots of ideas for possibilities they would not have thought about. I love giving private classes for two or three people because I can give them so much individual attention and really tailor the workshop to exactly what each of them wants/needs.
Over the past year, I have been quietly setting up small group classes in my studio by request from people who want to come with a couple of friends. It has been super because they already know each other and are very comfortable commenting and being collaborative. People who drive from a distance for a multi-day class can stay nearby and share a room in a Best Western hotel. It works out great!
I'm happy to set up a private class for you if you contact me.
So here I am, having spent the whole morning blogging -- and haven't had coffee yet. By now it is almost lunchtime, so I'd better get to work!