I am sitting here enjoying the view from the porch of my new house. The view is lovely and very quiet. It will be changing quite a bit over the next few years as more and more houses are built. I think I'll take a picture every month or so just to keep a record of the changes. I am in love with my new house, town, and state. So far everything we find makes us even happier that we are making this move. Now I just have to go back to Minnesota and sell our other house. There are many people, places, and things I will miss, but it is time for some new horizons.
I had the privilege of teaching two classes at the Heartland EGA Regional Seminar at the end of April. I must say that these were two of the best groups of students that I have taught. They were hard workers and quick learners! And thankfully, everyone was at the right skill level for the class. It is so difficult to teach when you have a beginner signed up for an advanced class. That was not a problem here. The seminar committee did a great job of choosing a location with wonderful natural light. I can easily forgive the sluggish elevators and tiny bathrooms when the stitching rooms have great light.
Next I'm off to teach at the Carolina Regional Seminar. I've already been in contact with several of the ladies in that class and it looks to be another great group. Yes, I really do love teaching. If you are curious about where I will be teaching in the future, I've put a list of classes and seminars on my Teaching Info page.
Here are photos of the projects taught at Heartland:
This has been one whirlwind of a week. On Sunday Randy and I flew down to Greenville, SC. We met with a realtor and spent Monday and Tuesday looking at neighborhoods and touring houses. On Wednesday WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! I still can't quite grasp it. We have been planning to move for a few years, but now it is real. It is a new house in a new subdivision in Simpsonville which if just out side Greenville. I am thrilled to be headed to a place where winter is a minor inconvenience, not a way of life. There are many people and places I will miss in Minnesota. I'll write more about those later.
Tomorrow is another big day for me. It is my 49th birthday. Really. Not 49 and holding. The real 49. When we were going through security at the Greenville airport this morning, the TSA agent wished me a happy birthday. How fun is that?
I love needle work. And my family. And my cat. Not necessarily in that order. I've been married 27 years, been a mother for 23 years, had my cat for 16 years, and started doing needlework before any of those began.
I am not a writer. I think my problem with my previous blog was trying to do lovely, long, perfectly worded posts every time. Which is why I didn't post often. These posts will be shorter and will probably venture into the stream of consciousness realm form time to time. And there will be lots of photos of my needlework and my cat. They don't complain about having their pictures taken!
For today I will leave you with a photo of Taz. Sunbeams really are like narcotics for a cat!
Terri Bay is a needlework teacher, designer, wife, and mother. This blog will probably contain bits about all of the above - especially the furry member of the household. (The cat, that is)