I got to Raleigh, NC for the Carolinas Guild seminar with a few delays but I got there, only two hours late! With my luggage! That was my big fear. I had heard some bad things about air travel lately, especially going through Toronto – they are re-doing a couple of runways and between that and the weird weather, lots of cancellations! I was thanking the air travel gods for getting me there.
We had a blast! Thanks to Cindy, Rita, Sandra, Reba,
Mary and whoever else pitched in to put together a great show! My buddy, Mike
Becker from Distinctive Knits, was there to teach and had a great selection of tools,
accessories and stuff. April Mills drove all the way from the west coast to teach
and share her knitting expertise. My friend Sonia Burda came up from Florida;
Kay (aka Grace) drove down from NY and it was like old home week! Annette Dirlam, a subscriber to Knitwords from day one was there and we had fun remembering the old days - she even brought a sweater that she had made from one of my original books from 1995 (Casual Classics, her version of Sage & Navy), I'm sorry I didn't get a photo of her in it - she wore it in the fashion show and it was a big hit! And Sandra England wore her 'Fit'n'Flare' which was her own design, submitted and published in Knitwords No 14 from Autumn 2000 - proving that knitware does stand the test of time!
I got some great suggestions for what I should be
doing for my next publication – I’ll let you know what I decide on!
To fill my travelling time I read ‘Testimony’ by Anita
Shreve – 5 stars! I had read ‘Sea Glass’ and ‘The Pilot’s Wife’ in the past and
enjoyed them as well and now I’ll have to search out more of her titles.
Am currently Netflixing ‘Last Tango In Halifax’ – it is
heartwarming, heartbreaking, ridiculous, hilarious and I love it!
Going home seemed like a piece of cake and everything
went smoothly but there was no luggage when I arrived in T Bay. No big deal! I
didn’t have to carry it and they delivered it to my door this morning!
Oh and I forgot to tell you, Jason called me from
Rockinghorse Farm in St Cloud, MN and
invited me back to their two day seminar in September (the 15th and 16th) – I had such a good time there in 2015 and am
thrilled to be asked back – I think they might like me! :-) I’ll be working on
something special for then – I’ve got four months!