In high school I’d spend two weeks of every summer at a magical place called Montreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I learned so much about myself in those mountains and I went back for two summers in college to teach pottery there. To say I look at that spot on earth with fondness is an understatement.
In the middle of Montreat is a beautiful spot called Lake Susan. There are swans and fish and paddleboats and rock hopping adventures that all center around Lake Susan. It is the focal point of this little piece of heaven. It is my “thin spot” on the planet.
The next design of mine that just made it’s debut was featured in the Jan/Feb edition of Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine. It is called Anticipation. You can find it here in digital.