Monday, April 19, 2010
This one day in Braidwood
I had a lovely day in Braidwood. Given the hecticness* of my life lately it was so nice to drive down winding country roads for an hour, and then spend a few distracted hours in the company of gallery owner Kate, the loveliest of lovely women. I sat at my artist's table and pretended to look arty *cough* while I made my yoyo quilt. Kate and I spent a lot of the quieter moments chatting about our craft and our inspirations, about life balance and the people we meet through the things that we make. There were cups of tea, visits from friends new and old, and at the end of the day an impulsive but totally necessary purchase of a Helen Godden quilt (I'm still pinching myself).
Kate runs a farm near Braidwood, and after checking I wasn't a vegetarian (dude! hardly!) she handed me a big bag of frozen meat from her lambs as I left for the day. I am so lucky. The shepherd's pie I made for dinner tonight was delicious.
*Hecticness is so totally a word.