Yes, I dream of owning a Featherweight (hence the dreamy picture) but I don’t own one yet. But I am lucky enough to have a friend here who has one. She has graciously offered its use while I am staying here. This particular Featherweight was her grandmother’s, so I am very honored that she trusts me with it. I finally had a bit of time today to figure out how to thread it and do some sewing. I am sewing the squares of my quilt together. This will take a long while because there are many, many of them. If my piecing skills matched the beauty of the Featherweight, all would be well. Nevertheless, it was nice to spend some time at the machine today. Thank you, Ingrid. Ingrid and I have known each other for many years. She used to work in the Costume Dept. at the Theater. She also altered my wedding gown so that I could breathe on my wedding day!
Classes are going very well. I’ve been teaching for 3 weeks now and the students are really lovely-talented, funny, smart and eager to learn. I find I have slipped back into teaching much more easily than I had feared. I’m even enjoying it. Who would have thought it? One of the most rewarding parts of this work has always been my relationship with the students. I’m still in touch with many former students, and now thanks to Facebook, even more! I’m also coaching my current students in a production of The Greeks. All of this keeps me very busy and that is a blessing. When I do have some free time, I get very homesick and miss Don and the dogs so much it hurts. But I am grateful and thankful for this opportunity to work with the students and get to know them.
More on the blogiversary giveaway soon.