I know, I know, I've been neglecting this blog but I think I've been suffering with post A&S blues! I've been home for over a week and have only felt back to "normal" for the last few days. I've been avoiding the computer as I've been feeling totally blaaaaaaaah! Cooking, cleaning & washing just can't compare with attending workshops, shopping for supplies and sightseeing. This year we added a few extra days for rest and relaxation, although we still didn't do much of the resting part as there were so many wonderful sights to see - Mt St Helens, the Columbia River Gorge and Cannon Beach/Seaside being the highlights. I also got to spend time with my online buddy, Bonnie, who lives in Brush Prairie, just north of Portland. Bonnie certainly looked after me and is a great cook -she treated me to pancakes & crispy bacon, home made beef casserole and the most amazing zucchini bread.
I took some great classes with Nina Bagley, Thomas Ashman and Judy Wilkenfeld, and a not-so-great class with Robert Dancik - no fault of his but it just wasn't my idea of fun. Slicing my finger with an exacto knife didn't help!
Here are a few pics :