I will start with a couple of my friends from North Carolina.....
Shell Study #1
In the Beginning
From the Bending the Rules Exhibit of the VA and NC Carolina Artists
|Linda M Roy|
Vintage Button Bouquet
Best of Show
|Carolyn True Ito|
Red & White Delight
Neither of us were too intrigued by this until we got into the class. We signed up without really researching it. I have to say that although I won't be making molas, the class itself was fun due to the history lesson Phyllis gives while teaching. She has a wonderful slide show about the people who make these. So I gave Mom my crab and once home she found the perfect fabric to accent the mola concept. This will be an adorable table runner once completely done!
Part of my visit to VA was to take my mom to DC for a few days. We had so much fun walking around the city and the weather was absolutely gorgeous for early March... 70s.
The flowers were blooming and this little purple one is just so vibrant. Anyone know the name??Here is my beautiful mom in a moment of Zen in the garden behind the Castle building of the Smithsonian...All the magnolias were in bloom!
We stayed in Alexandria where we could walk the Torpedo Factory and the shops and restaurants. It was a very girls weekend...my favorite!
Before we headed back to Mom's we took a tour of Mt. Vernon. It is so surreal to walk the same floors and touch the same banister that George Washington touched.
My VA portion of my trip ended with my parents and I going to see Wicked---SO COOL!! I did not read the book but loved the story and the sets and the costumes and the music. The performers gave you goosebumps and I once again longed to be on the stage!
|Opening Night at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk|
I ended my long trip with a visit to my older daughter back in NC. It was wonderful that I started and ended with daughter one-on-one time. Both girls were very open to doing movie double feature days so I was able to catch up on movies my husband wouldn't dare see:) I miss them so much and am thankful to have had that time with them!!