While in Canada, Nadine and I co-taught a book making class on "coptic stitch binding" to eight lovely artists... had a lot of fun and it worked out well with two of us teaching. Completed two coptic bound books for myself and made a coptic book to present to my "blog winner" who lives in White Rock just before crossing the border into the U.S.
[Please see March 14 blog post.]During the Olympics and other times while Nadine was busy, I knitted - three hat/fingerless mitt sets, one cowl, and an additional fingerless mitt pair (all gifts). When I returned home I whipped out a dishcloth (because I needed one for the kitchen with my recent move) and a Windschief Blue beanie that has been sent to my sister Deb in Seattle; and, began Owen's socks.
Nadine and I played around with jewelry making for a short time when she made a pair of earrings and used a new tool I told her about - the cup bur. It is so much handier than steel wool to smooth the tip of earring wires so they don't cut into the skin. I totally suggest it and brought an extra one home for myself.
What a beautiful studio Nadine has to work in, providing many hours of entertainment - happy hours making art, doing random acts of kindesses, and pay-it-forwards... or creating books for donation, setting up brochures, helping with cooking classes, presenting on bookarts to fiber artists - you name it - very talented - all this in the month of March.
(Can you tell - I miss the time we had together.)
Photo below reiterates my March 15th detailed post...