I started in Scotland and met the delightful Jo Lochhead for the first time. I fell in love with everything about that experience....her home, her shop, her family, the students. I also made my very first trip to Edinburgh and was there during the Fringe festival. We saw quite some sites on the Royal Mile.
Off to England where I taught four classes, one of them touch of whimsy resulting in many wonderful combinations, these included. My lovely host Lynn surprised me with a visit to Downton Abbey, where Sian met us for a wonderful day.
Off to Hamburg where for the first time I met Miriam Shimon! which was every bit as much of a treat as I anticipated. Besides talented, she is warm, friendly, funny and gives the best hugs.
How cute are these to Swedish girls. Kristina is wearing her battle headpiece.
It's been a wonderful trip! On my way home I stopped in New York city where I met Edgar Lopez. Edgar is one of the artists in Marcia DeCoster presents and he signed the book. We had a delightful visit at York beads where I got to experience firsthand his passion for beading. I hope we have the opportunity to cross paths again.
I am working on having every artist in the book sign it.....it may take me some time as the contributors live in some far reaching places, but that is my goal!