Saturday, 13 September 2014

All good things must come to an end

It was both a happy and sad occasion when I gave my very last talk/workshop to the Borders Textile Group ( http://bordertextilegroup.wordpress.com) in Foulden, near Berwick. They are a great group and I have enjoyed visiting them regularly so it was sad to think it was the final time. On the other hand I have had many far less pleasurable experiences travelling the country as a jobbing quilter and the thought that I will never again have to make my way home, driving for hours through the dark, snow and rain is a huge relief.

In all those 20 years I have never been late, had an accident or car trouble so I count myself very lucky.

 

Today too I was early and I took the opportunity to sit on a bench near the Foulden carpark, a spot blessed with glorious views over Northumberland. I could not help but think of the fact that by this time next week that might become a foreign country!

But no point in worrying about the future. Today I concentrated on my talk. It was, surprise, surprise about journal quilts. These were done in the year before and after 2012 when I did my weekly challenge, the 52 Journals now on show in Peebles.

I'm retiring to my studio from today onwards to do what I love to do best. Making my art. It soothes and nourishes my soul like this sunflower is feeding the last bees of the summer.

 

2 comments:

Linda Kunsman said...

aah, you definitely deserve to get into that studio and do what nourishes your soul. That sunflower shot is stunning!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

what a lovely post, frieda. Thank you for sharing your journey with us! On am happily in boston with my 2 sons as I am sure you have seen on blip by now! not long now . . . :))))

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