This winter my husband Ben retired from both of his jobs ~ University teaching and part-time ministry. To celebrate we went to the Bahamas for a whole month. We rented a little house on Long Island - part of the Lower Bahamas. The island is a little rough and rugged – having born the brunt of Hurricane Joaquin last fall. But the people were wonderful and the beaches were outstanding.
It was a fantastic month of swimming, reading, and yes -embroidery on my linens. I got two pieces finished and 7 books read!
Now I am back home, deep in to studio work, teaching a few residencies, dreaming about gardens (it’s very cold out!) and writing proposals for grants and fellowships.
Since I’ve been back I have been continuing to guide Well Used, Well Loved – the community art project I launched in January. Check out the blog link to learn more. In April I taught a Shifu paper spinning workshop so that the Paper Team could spin their words and images into thread. I am working on creating a Shifu tutorial for those project participants who are far away.