I was one of the truly fortunate people in the universe the past two days. No, I didn't win the lottery or have a romantic weekend with George Clooney (those would be such banal pleasures). I took the Ralli Quilt Embellishment class at Maiwa! Pure orgasmic bliss for the threadhead! Here's a sample of the visual delights I revelled in.
Patricia Stoddard (left) was a gracious, generous teacher. She created an atmosphere that encouraged and inspired creativity.
The studio, in the Maiwa Loft, was mind-bogglingly lovely. Everywhere one looked there were treasures.
This bed was in one of the offices! Later, I saw one of the Maiwa emplyees sitting on it doing paperwork. Can you imagine working in such an environment?
Even the bathroom was filled with beautiful little touches. I definitely would love to have a handmade brass bowl filled with $80 brushes on the back of MY toilet.
I've probably used too many suggestive words in this posting and this blog will appear in the search engines of lecherous old toads around the world. If so, listen up guys -- what really turns this woman on is two days at Maiwa Handprints! And, judging from the "oohs" and "aahs" of my classmates everytime another exquisite piece of embroidery was brought out, I'm not the only one.