Yesterday was my last day in my professional role as Dean of the College. Thank goodness all the 'farewell' events were last week, so no more of those . I appreciate people's thank-yous and well wishes, but my emotions run far too freely for those public displays.
So - that part is done. Now I am a member of the faculty, and i have a year's sabbatical-type leave ahead of me - hooray and yippee. Let it begin TODAY .
Also, on my final day in that role, I received the most fabulous email from the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. I had put in an application to display my quilts in a Gallery at the 2020 Festival next year....... and I figured it was more than a long shot..........WELL ... shiver me timbers !!! Yesterday I learned that I made the cut to the short list - and they wanted more photos ..... WOW ....
Here are some of the photos i sent...........
First up is a cute little doily, set in a simple quilting design. This is a class sample, and represents a project that is easy and quick.
And one more piece of damask - this time a napkin. yes, a lovely napkin. And the design is in the damask itself. I love working on damask - fun , fun
So now I wait for a decision. Either way, I am deeply honored and excited to be considered. Truly.
Big endings............. and big beginnings..............perhaps............
Fun times ahead.