I had a lovely lunch on Friday. A colleague of mine at the University of Redlands who teaches in the Econ department emailed me a couple of weeks ago, asking if I would be able to have lunch with he and his Mom who was going to be visiting from Vermont, because she was a fan of my work through my blog. So yesterday I met Pam, an “old hippy” (her words), retired nurse, seamstress extraordinaire (whose idea of fun is sewing a trench coat with a zip out lining) and lover of COLOR!
We had a lovely time chatting, and regaling in the wonders of the internet. She’d come across my work online and loved the colors that I use (it can get pretty drab in New England in the Winter). She has friends in a few different sewing/quilting guilds that also love my colors, and at some point one of her friends noticed that I taught at the U of R and told Pam. How cool, how connected, how serendipitous!
Also this week, registrations for my new online dyeing class have been coming in from ALL OVER! (Every “ding” from my mailbox is so exciting! Did someone else join? Or is this another ad or bill? Oh the suspense!) I’ve got people from many differnt U.S. states, 4 provinces in Canada, plus Australia, Great Britain, Greece and Poland! Seriously…how small can this world get? All these wonderful people I get to meet, because of this glowing screen I stare at so often! So often people despair that the internet is making people more self absorbed, but I contend that it’s the exact opposite. It can transcend the globe, bringing people with similar interests together, allowing them to share their passions and learn about their respective world views. HOW EXCITING!
If you’ve been thinking about taking my dyeing course, I’d love to have you join this global group! It’s a self paced class with no expiration date, so you don’t have to worry finishing by a certain date. And you can save 30% by being an “early bird” if you sign up by February 1st!
alamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here: