I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. I got to stay home with my husband and three geriatric cats. My blind Johnnie was glued to my lap at every chance he got! Here is the rear view of him sitting on my lap.
Although the weekend was chilly, we enjoyed bright sunny days. I spent some time in the backyard, accompanied by my three cats. It is amazing how well a blind cat does in his own backyard. He always finds the backdoor when he is ready to come back in.
I checked out all the new life springing up, and yes, green is still my favorite colour!
On the weekend I drafted an article that is due soon for an on-line quilting magazine. I will share more details when the article is published. I also dyed 22 meters of multi-coloured fabric. There is a class happening at the local guild where students will be making convergence quilts and I was asked if I could provide fabric. Here is a photo of the convergence-type fabrics in my own stash because I haven't ironed the ones for sale yet. They are very similar.
Last week I travelled up the Ottawa Valley and spent two days teaching for the Renfrew Quilters Guild. On the first day I had 13 students in "Introduction to Machine Quilting", and on the second I had four students in "In Full Bloom". You can see the four here working on their flowers. It was a great experience teaching such a small class and being able to provide a lot more individual attention to each student.
Right now I'm preparing for my Resist Dyeing class at the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild this Saturday. I need to simplify and clarify everything because there will be a few students who are new to dyeing. My Resist Dyeing class will include flour paste resist and soy wax batik. I will report back later next week. I ill be heading back up the Ottawa Valley next week to spend two days with the Pembroke Quilters Guild. When I get back I have several local classes to deliver.
Oh, and I'm pleased to share that I've signed up for a drawing class through the Ottawa School of Art at the Shenkman Ars Centre. I found one that will fit into my schedule fairly well, and I will only miss one or two classes because of teaching commitments. Class starts April 25!
That's all the news in my world. When the Spring teaching season settles down I hope to make some progress in my studio, and I will be sure to post pictures when I do!