Now I must confess that on Friday I considered myself a little insane. I had plans in my sewing room with 2 other ladies… so packing up on Friday afternoon was not possible. I had to be at the venue by 8 on Saturday morning!!! It wasn’t far… but I had not been there before… and the GPS is not always reliable and I had to get my stuff from the car to the space and set up…. Whew… I made it. I must apologize for the photo clarity… I used my iPhone again, and they are not the best.
The instructor was Paul Schutte. The workshop was on Improvisational Piecing. He is rather well known here and does some interesting things, that appear to be mostly abstract. I was the only non-Afrikaans speaker in the room, and he graciously accommodated me and my poor language skills by using English. I had a great time being in a room full of quilters! I don’t have much to show for my day… but I will work on it later in the week. It does have a plan and a place to be. But more on that later.
On Sunday, I had plans with some co-workers and the young lady I am sponsoring. We drove out to a small village called Dullstroom, which I have been to before… several times as a matter of fact. It has (had) many small interesting shops, restaurants and a Bird of Prey Sanctuary, which was my goal. The others hadn’t been there before so it was all good. I got some great photos of birds. Not really what I was after… but next time… I might get the shot I really want! In the mean time… enjoy these guys.
A Jackal Buzzard. This bird in nearly identical to the Redtailed Hawk in the US, although it is really classified as a buzzard.
A blue Dragonfly
A Spotted Owl
A Peregrine Falcon. The bird show is awesome and very enjoyable.
DH has reported in, he is enjoying his work and has gone shopping for me. He sent some pictures, he is doing and awesome job, but so far no fabric.
As always… there will be more later -- Beth
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