Thank you SO much to everyone who commented and emailed me about my recent post. I was reminded yet again how wonderful of a place the Internet can be, and I appreciated your support so much.
But I am glad to report that I've had a "reset" of my emotional and creative energy button! I've been off that my usual retreat at the Bishop's Ranch with a wonderful and fun bunch of women. And the exciting part of this retreat is that Helen -- my dear friend and talented artist and a fellow Twelve -- crossed the Atlantic Ocean to join me at the retreat!
It was no surprise that Helen fit right in, chatting and sewing and wandering to see what other people were making, and oohing and aahing with the rest of the group. Helen says that she now has mastered the American inflections on the squeals and gasps when a new quilt or an assortment of new fabric is revealed! She also displayed her American accent by pointing out the "to-may-does" on the buffet table. I also had the opportunity to see Helen conceive of and complete the next Twelve by Twelve quilt!
I haven't taken the photos out of the camera yet, but we have had a grand time. The retreat ended today, and we will unpack, rest, repack, and then head to PIQF tomorrow for more quilty fun. Can there be anything better than sharing quilts with a good friend?!