what a lovely event! Candlemas was a hoot and yet another blow struck for the "watch AM try to learn how to balance her fun vs responsibilities". yay me!
Isabeau, the kingdom A/S champion stayed at my house which is always fun :). she got to watch me cook, lucky her :). then up WAY too early to catch the 7:10 boat to the peninsula. I do loves me a ferry ride :).
class went well :). much gnoshing and students seemed to enjoy it. really really really need to jazz up the handout and lecture and I think its dull tho everyone was nice and didnt say anything :). I got to make some recipes I hadnt done in a while and remembered how much like I like them. Expect to see them at an event this summer.
I got to take a class event...Isabeaus Etuille class. I made a cute little tooled leather needle case and am far too pleased with myself. What is it about making something, learning a new skill? I had a bit of a meltdown at the end but I blame low blood sugar and not enough sleep. Fortunately Isabeau took pity on me and helped me.
the feast was lovely :). R did a lovely job :) I got to heap my plate with one of my favorite dishes (a chicken dish with dried fruit and almonds. yum!) and slathered a bit of a spiced almond bread with some home made goaty cheesy goodness. got to do some serious face time with cute little red haired apprentice annisa_1380 and well as the indominable countess_e , Isabeau, and assorted other fun folks :). Even got to make some new friends (hi trulinor !!!!) who moved here from points east. I anticipate a glorious friendship with those two :). Dragonslaire really does have some of the most lovely people :)
A ferry snafu (misreading the schedule) meant the trip home was longer and bit a more arduous than intended but it all worked out ok. I'm a bit worried that we may have abandoned irish_prince somewhere along the way but I'll likely phone him today and make sure he made it home ok :))
today is a day of horsie fun in the fog :). I am looking forward to working with China the abandoned arab mare. Got some more history on her...and am trying really hard not to get into "rescue" mode. it may be too late. you guys know what a sucker I am for a pair of soft eyes....and on a horse its a double whammy. ;)
next big thing? YarnCon!!! going to Madrona Fiber Arts festival with secretsquire and hinkie , taking classes from some knitting rock stars and generally geeking out about string :).... I am such a dork!