The Winterthur's Embroidery, the Language of Art Conference was great. It was not like any other conference I have been to. Great location, great facilities, no hassle lunch, great teachers. It is only held every other year. Would I go again? Yes. Next time I will try and talk my BFF's into going too. It is always more fun to do things with friends. I would also allow more time to see the museum and to shop.
Last Sunday was all about getting home. I don't think I like the Philadelphia airport. I spent half an hour driving around trying to find a place to fill up the car with gas. Even with Matilda's help, I could not. I drove through the airport three times until in frustration I just returned the car. It all turned out fine in the end. I had five hours to kill at the airport before my flight. Au Bon Pain was a great place to eat. I actually met someone that lives down the street from me waiting for her flight.
I stitched on Pioneer Girl's Book Etui most of the time. It is good to do boring repetitive work while waiting. This is how far I am:
I think I can finish the front soon.
While I was at the conference, I got to see some of Mary Lynn's stitching. It was amazing. She designed and made a stitch covered box. Wow, was it ever gorgeous.
She showed me a photo of a sampler she designed. She says that she just starts in the middle and stitches what she likes. Oh, man, I'd love to be able to do that. I don't think she knows how talented she is.
It is great to be back home and back to regular stitching.