I'm in San Antonio this week, taking a class from the fabulous Jane Dunnewold. This is a dream come true for me, but the week, up until this afternoon, has been a very bittersweet nightmare. C, my dear husband, rushed my Mom (almost 93) to the hospital on Sunday morning because she was experiencing a recurring attack of acute pancreatitis, due to an inflamed gall bladder. So, as my class was beginning, I was receiving hourly text message updates of what was happening back home. I was torn between staying and going home, but both my husband and my mom insisted that I remain in class, as they knew how important it was to me. I am happy to report that my mom had her gall bladder removed this morning, and she is doing fine. So now I can devote time to my work here.
Diane, one of my roommates, and I are trying to walk every morning before breakfast. I snapped a few pictures yesterday morning, just as the sun was coming up. The one above is a bit blurred, but you can get an idea of the beautiful wildflowers in the front yard of one of the neighborhood homes.
This is a transitional neighborhood, and so as we walk along, we pass such wonderful old mansions as this:
We are staying in the carriage house of a charming B&B, which is within walking distance of Jane's studio, as well as several wonderful restaurants. We've dined at the same Mexican restaurant twice, and last night we enjoyed some delicious Italian cuisine. Tonight we are going to another different restaurant. I have no pictures from class........not that our studies are 'hush-hush', but at this stage we are doing things like painting the color wheel, which is really nothing to write home about, but necessary in this class. At some point I know that I will share photos of my work. We work hard, have an hour or so or relaxation, and then are reading, rinsing fabric samples, or trying to get some sleep! What a great week we are having!
I'll close with this pic..........any idea of what it is????