Well, the long-anticipated (and feared) speaking engagement has come and gone, and the relief is huge! It actually went pretty well. I managed to fill 45 minutes and could have talked more, but my quilt holders were moving too quickly. They had each quilt folded and put away before I could talk as much as I wanted! Some of the ladies in the audience asked good questions. In fact, one lady seemed determined to challenge my knowledge of quilting, but I think my credibility survived.
After the speaking engagement I delivered 16 quilts to the pediatrics department at the hospital and began a break from quilting. I worked so long getting those 16 ready that I am kind of sick of it.
The hands can't stay idle, though. I'm knitting again! I have just completed my first sock. When I got the heel turn to work, I was so thrilled.