Last year my teaching and travel schedule had me running right up until the end of the year. This year, I planned some much needed “down time” following the marathon of teaching at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in late October/early November. With our partial transition to the west coast in progress (we still haven’t sold our Virginia home) I’ve been staying in our cabin at Lake Arrowhead. It is peaceful, calm, and basically paradise here year ’round. The boys were home from college for Thanksgiving and it was almost 80 degrees outside so we had our family-favorite, non-traditional, Thanksgiving dinner of homemade turkey pot pies on the deck.
Following the Thanksgiving holiday and the day after the boys went back to college, Kent and I flew to Mexico for a long-planned trip with some dear friends. We relaxed, we laughed, we enjoyed great food at a fabulous resort, we shopped and we went scuba diving — four dives in total. It was the best vacation we’ve had in a long time! So, while there’s not much new on the quilting front, we’ve spent the time enjoying family, friends and wonderful activities.