I got back from teaching at Arrowmont a little over a week ago now. It was my second time teaching there, and I had so much fun. A few students that took my class at Penland last fall came back for more. It's always fun to have familiar faces in the room- and to get to know everyone even more. We had a great group- everyone (even people who had not embroidered before) dove right in with a spirit of experimentation.
Thanks to everyone who came! I'm so happy to have met you all, and to have gotten to see my old friends Vicki and Annabel again. AND- I wanted to especially thank my students (and esp. Annabel for organizing it) for secretively making me a veil (shown below on the Gatlinburg strip) for my moonshine bachelorette night. It made my day. Ya'll are the sweetest.
PS- I'm getting married! Soon! On October 25th. The store will close (for the first time ever!) on Monday, October 20th and will reopen on November 5th.