Coming back from Binghamton, after teaching a fun workshop with some lovely stitchers, I had a 4.5 hour drive to contemplate how lucky I am, (tfu tfu tfu). Over the years I have made some wonderful friends at my workshops all over the world. Yes, I said world. Yvonne Close in England who, back in the summer of 2005, had me come and teach a few of my designs to her customers and who was generous enough to put all three of us up, (Reid, Nina and myself). What a time we had! She had a big birthday party for Nina, we met her family and bonded with Yvonne and Stephen, her husband. I am grateful for that friendship.
|Nina and Yvonne's handsome grandson in Stephen and Yvonne's gorgeous garden.|
|Yvonne holding on to Nina as she feeds the swans.|