No Sewing today, just planning the next tour….. USA, France, Britain, Russia, Thailand…..
So I will have lots to share, lots to tell you about quilting in those countries.
In England I will teach in Birmingham, at the big quilt show, then take a 12 day tour around Britain on a cruise liner, teaching. Tough.
It's like working out an army maneuver really.
Today I felt like a fish out of water.
I took Tilly to her swimming lesson.
OK, I've been there before with her Mother…. On that occasion, I didn't have to do anything but just sit there and watch the action.
Today, however, one mum actually thought I was Tilly's Mum.
I thought how different things are now….
Swimming lessons were at school and during the holidays for my kids.
As for me, I never took a lesson… My mum sent me to lessons, I had to take myself, I had to travel on a hot train with dozens of other smelly kids….I hated it and sat on the sidelines and pretended that I had done the lessons and I just made up stories…. "My Father is a Vet" etc, etc.
What a waste of time and energy, I could have been home drawing at the kitchen table and listening to "Portia faces life, a story for those who have loved and been loved" my favorite radio soapy.
So today, I watched women and 1 man immerse their tiny babies under water and then throw them high in the air whilst singing nursery rhymes…
It was all a bit much really…. Tilly in the meantime was doing "laps"
She's 3 and can swim, I'm in my 60's and sink.
I was instructed to shower Miss Tilly and wash her hair in the change rooms… which I did….. however, I turned around and the room was full of naked women changing…. Good Gracious, I nearly had a fit…
I was in such shock I went home and had a pasty for lunch.
I think that's the end of my swimming adventures…!!!