For those of you in the United States, you know what kind of winter we have had. Record low temps and snow totals, ice storms in places that rarely see that type of weather, and school closures. I've nearly lost my mind. You might think that all of this time stuck inside would have led to lots of sewing projects. Well, you would be wrong. Most of my time has been spent refereeing two little boys who have had quite too much "togetherness" and cleaning up piles of Legos and other messes. So, I have nothing to show for what is usually my most productive time of the year, winter.
I am, however, heading off for a bit of inspirational time at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Baltimore on Thursday. But this year I won't be shopping and attending classes (well, I might do a little of that, too), I will be teaching some of those classes. I have been offered a most fantastic opportunity to fill in for a teacher who couldn't make it at the last minute. I was only asked to do this about a week ago, so I have spent the last week (in between yet more snow and more school closures) coming up with lesson plans, making samples and packing supplies. Here's my table all piled up with my preparations.
I have to say that sewing these samples has really inspired me to come home and make myself something from the lovely heavy-weight linen that I used for my samples. Perhaps it will be ready by the time spring arrives. Which can't be soon enough in my book. I will leave you with this link to a post from the past which conjurs up memories of spring and cherry blossoms: What I Like in March: Cherry Blossoms.