So much has happened, I don't even know where to begin. I still can't even compartmentalize yet the total BLAST we had - visiting my mom, meeting Sister's Choice Nicole, taking 2 classes from Carrie Nelson at the Buggy Barn, and of course the SHOPPING! I came home with one suitcase filled with nothing but fabric! Lest you think I'm totally out of control, in my defense it was the SMALL suitcase AND it included the 2 kits that we got from our classes.
My mom, my daughter and I cannot stop talking about Nicole and what a lovely person she was - warm, funny, elegant. Just a sweet, sweet lady. She probably thinks we're all totally insane, as she got a good dose of the chaos that is the Jared family and the small town that is Newport, Washington, where my mom lives. Thanks, Nicole for being so flexible and such a good sport. And thanks, Mom, for being such a wonderful hostess. You may not think so, but both Nicole and I left your house feeling totally pampered and spoiled!
As usual, I forgot to bring my camera for most photo opportunities, and at one point was certain I'd actually lost my camera (although it surfaced when I got home and unpacked all of that FABRIC). So you will see the same pictures on my blog that Nicole posts because she took them all! I'm kicking myself for not having a camera when Nicole got pulled over by the local police for driving without her tail lights on because none of us could figure out where in her rental car they were located!
Bottom line - the classes were great, Nicole is no longer imaginary, but a dear, dear friend and I have memories to last me a lifetime! Now someone please tell me what I was thinking when I agreed to work until 8 p.m. at the quilt store on my first day back at my "real" job too? I'm going to be one tired puppy tonight! But I can't wait to tell all the gals at my shop about my experiences too. I've already gone hoarse from all the talking I've been doing (my husband ought to enjoy that)!