The conference of studio art quilters was great. Lots of good speakers, the chance to meet and talk with people whose names I recognized, a bus trip to see the Radical Elements exhibition, good food, comfortable room with friend Hope. The silent auction of small quilts donated by members was fun to watch as numbers zoomed for well-known artists and rose more moderately for others. It was a good opportunity to acquire a piece by an admired artist for a reasonable sum. I didn't bid, but helped to get all the information into the computer and was happy that my piece, "School," sold for a respectable price. Also had a chance to visit The Torpedo Factory, transformed into artists studios and an entrancing place to shop and admire. Nearby we found a store specializing in comfort shoes that actually look decent (not easy to find in my area). Now I can toss some of my 10+-year-old shoes that are wearing out.
Flew home on the 5th and haven't had any energy since. My chief accomplishments have been doing the laundry, sleeping most of the day, and remembering to shower. I seem to be coming out of it now--a good thing, as I have stuff to do. So I will be a better blogger with some photos soon. Happy Mothers' Day to all.