It seems my recollections of school in Tasmania stirred your memories as well.
I was overwhelmed with the emails you sent, both as a comments to the blog and as personal mail. I appreciate the time you took to make comments.
I don’t dwell on those memories, you know, in fact, I think that the indignation I felt at that time formed some of my philosophies today and that can’t be a bad thing.
I have one more day here in New Zealand. It’s been a great experience.
I have the best job on the world you know, meeting new people, making friends and sharing ideas.
Today I gave a presentation to the Auckland Quilt Guild.
The venue was abuzz when I arrived, there was a library in one room, a demonstration in another, an amazing variety for gourmet sandwiches and cakes for sale prepared by one of the ladies.
Groups of women gathered around tables and I imagined they shared the events of the past month with their peers as they worked on their individual projects….
I just sat down and chatted with some of the gals as comfortably as if we were neighbors, it’s no different in the US, France, or Mexico…. We quilters have a gift you know.
This photo is of some of the quilts done in class over the past few days…. it was a collage class.
I had the opportunity to take a walk this afternoon. I walked past wonderful vintage houses with gardens springing into bloom and then down through corridors of huge trees to the coast. The trees and foliage are completely different to home and I found it fascinating.
I listened to Mama Mia very loudly on my ipod and I found it hard not to jig in time to the music as I walked….
I actually did a little skip here and there….!!!!!
Another day of class tomorrow and 24 ladies will be there at 9.00 in anticipation of learning new techniques….