I had a wonderful and freeing time in this class. The big surprise for me was that I was not the only man in the class. Charlie and his wife, Nancy, were there sharing an antique machine.
Isn't that the coolest machine? I wish I had taken a picture of the bobbins - they are not at all like the bobbins we use every day.
The instructors for the class were China and Mary Ann Pettway. They frequently sang during classes - sometimes I could not resist joining in. And of course I had to have my picture made with them. Mary Ann is on the left and China is on the right. We were laughing a lot so I did not get a "perfect" picture of the three of us. China has a funny look on her face in this one. The hot Alabama sun was shining through the windows and my hair looks even thinner than it is. But, who cares. We had a great time.
The sun was so bright that parts of it washed out in the picture. I will be posting more pictures in the coming days. Also I had one piece that didn't make to the display before I took this picture. I will add a picture of that also.
Here is a better picture of the pieces on the left. (ignore the little man on the right of the picture.
I made many new friends, both quilters and musicians. One of the mandolin students also had a penny whistle. We went to the chapel and played a couple of tunes together. The acoustics there were amazing.
When I got in late yesterday I was exhausted. However, my creative muse is pushing me to get back into the process of creating some more pieces to go with these. I hope to get more made today and perhaps built on these.
I have so many more things to tell you about this class. Please, come back tomorrow visit with me again.