Sometimes they just turn out that way! Highs and lows in short succession, and this week has been like that. A high was finalising dates for me to teach Free Motion Quilting at a retreat in Spain in March - which is hugely exciting and I will share more details when I can. The low was the funeral today of our friend Barbara. She was the wife of Jim, who Paul and I worked with for years. Today was a lovely funeral (if there can be such a thing), with lots of old friends, tears and smiles.
It makes you look at the people around you and perhaps appreciate them a little more. Strangely enough, Jim & Barb came to my Nev's funeral 12 years ago, and here I was attending hers, organised by the same funeral director. So I understand that when these things happen, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel - but sometimes it is a really long tunnel! Having people to keep you company as you wander aimlessly down that metaphorical tunnel is hugely important and I really appreciate everyone who took that journey with me over a decade ago.
But here is a more cheerful topic - I am not a dress maker but I went on a tunic workshop recently and made it in cotton. This weekend I had another go in a softer cotton/silk blend and here is the result. I am dead chuffed and I have worn it twice without it falling apart! Yay!!