Archive for November 21st, 2007

England and Houston

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

October was an amazing month. It found me in England then at the Houston Quilt Festival in Texas. I finally downloaded pictures and have a few to share.
This year I was invited to do a workshop with a wonderful group of women in Torquay, England. Torquay is on the southwestern coast of England. Beautiful area. My hosts were so terrific. Karl and Sylvia knew of my love of English history and made sure I saw most of the important sites in their area. Karl drove me to Dartmouth so I could see where one of my uncles left for D-Day.
We took a wonderful ferry across the bay. Can you imagine 483 ships in this harbor? That’s how many were here before the invasion.
Like a dummy I didn’t get any pictures of Sylvia’s wonderful workshop where we had the class. Next time I’ll remember I have my camera with me.
After the Knitting & Stitching Show in London I spent a week in Great Missenden at Rainbow Silks. One of my favorite shops. Last year I taught a silk doll that I designed for Rainbow Silks. Jillian brought her Missenderil of Rainbow Valley to show me. She’s a beautiful doll.


Again, I kept forgetting to take pictures of my classes, but I did remember during my last class. Unfortunately, after two people had left.


After England came Houston. elinor peace bailey and I were the two doll teachers this year. We both had packed classes for our doll making workshops. I also did an Altered Bag class and had 7 terrific ladies in the class. Small, but we had fun playing with paints, dyes, silk fusion, Babylock’s Embellisher and free motion machine work.