I just had a wonderful teaching trip to peaceful Valley Springs, CA this past weekend. Again and again I am so grateful for hospitality and sweetness of my fellow quilter friends there. Having a close encounter with beautiful and innocent-eyed llamas was a special experience. I wish I could have some llamas in my own backyard (my HOA will kill me for that). My special thanks to Marlene for letting me stay in her one-of-a-kind 2,300 sq.ft sewing studio/retreat. Thanks much, ladies!!!