A little under a week of being at a scientific conference in Tampa, Florida. I started by sewing in the plane, on the way. A good way to pass a long, long flight, wearing my new necklace (from C&A!). I got three extra for friends because I liked it so much.
After 8 hours on the plane — not all of them sewing! — I had this set of hexies. The big burly man to my right didn’t give me a single glance as he played car racing on this phone… He may have had fun outracing his imaginary friends, but I was proud to have something to show for my time spent wedged into a tiny space on an airplane.
After the long trip, I had five four intense days at my conference: two presentations for me to give, and lots of time spent attending other sessions, debates, meetings, meals, making new friends and renewing contacts with distant colleagues. It was intense!
The final day, before flying home, I had a wonderful roadtrip with Ms M: Ms E’s wonderful mother, otherwise known as the Quilt Fairy from Patchwork in the Peaks. She was my favourite Ironing Fairy, quietly whisking away my piecing just when I could not face ironing any more and just wanted to sew, sew, sew. It was wonderful to see her here, on the sunny shores of Florida. We put our toes into the Bay of Mexico.
Happy travelling… and sewing all the way home? JJ