Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fun stuff and success

First, the art stuff -- I am working on a new class to teach about messing with fabric using stamps, stencils, etc. A one-day class does not give us enough time to carve eraser stamps. So I have been playing with sticky back foam sheets. Fun and easy. Here are some that are successful.

A sorta art thing:  someone at my church is starting a Sunday class using The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. I have taught classes around TAW for 14 years in the past and can always use a tune-up. But, more than that, this might be a way for me to meet some more people there. I have been struggling about fitting into this church. for a long time. Churches are not always easy to meld into, especially being a single woman without family there. I am encouraged to find this option. 

A couple fun things around Westminster today: traffic was backed up on Main Street this afternoon behind a horse drawn open carriage carrying a bride and groom through town. It was nice to see drivers being patient and giving them time and space. Back home a bit later, I looked out my back door and saw this brilliant hot air balloon sailing close by. Nice colors against the blue, blue sky.

And, as if all this wasn't enough to make a great day, I found the missing link to make my bookkeeping reports balance. Whew! Now I can reassure my boss that I am ready to meet with the auditor to get the review started. A relief!

Almost forgot, here's the link to the CBS segment on the Stitching History project here in Baltimore. Many quilters and other volunteers have been working on this project all summer and last night, the "new" Star Spangled Banner, an exact replica of the original, was hoisted up from many hands holding it at Ft. McHenry. Mimi Dietrich supervised the creation of the stars and is featured in the video.

Thanks for stopping by. Karen

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