This trip was a teaching trip. I was met at the Austin airport by two long-time friends who belong to the Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria. It's more than 2 hours from Austin to Victoria so I planned my arrival to have us in Lockhart for lunch. That quaint town with its' beautiful old courthouse on the central city square is famous for Barbecue. In AL, barbecue means pig, in TX it's beef brisket, sausage, and pig or chicken once you're full of beef. My son has raved about Smitty's in Lockhart for many years, so Smitty's it was.
I was treated very well in Victoria--the Hampton Inn folks were really great and the guild took very good care of me. Their meeting was Thursday morning where I gave the lecture "The Hard Stuff", then we had a bite of lunch. In the afternoon we started the two day workshop and everyone did very well. I love to see when a student "gets it" and they are really making progress. We were in class again all day Friday and they all made excellent progress. The class was well-received and I would be delighted to return there again some day. Here are a few shots of the action:
|Mary Jo S.|
|Janice S--I called this fabric set "Dreamcicle"|
The weekend only got better as I was delivered back to Lockhart for that visit to Black's Barbecue and a meet up with old friends. They took excellent care of me too for the rest of the day. The next morning it was up early for the trip to the airport and on to home.
I'm not sure I could live in south Texas if the May weather is any indication--some areas have seen torrential rain, some are just hot and humid. This weekend's weather there reminded me of August here. Of course, AC is everywhere and you just avoid the heat as best you can.
After another trip this week to see my grand-girl Stella and celebrate her first birthday, I'll be very glad to be at home for a couple months. And no more airport trips until October--when I will be so eager to get back to Texas!