Last weekend I was fortunate to travel up to Washington, catch up with a dear friend, teach some really fun classes, and visit a place I've wanted to see since I knew of its existence, The Museum of Glass.
Rhonda and the staff at Makers' Mercantile were again amazing! I really wish I lived closer, because the ambiance of the shop and everyone involved, the employees, the customers, the food from Riley Cakes, the merchandise, the vibe, contagious camaraderie, just everything about the place is fantastic. Please open one in Bend!!!! A girl can hope; right?
It was so nice to see familiar faces and meet new friends while we cut, painted, and stitched our own side slouch bags and then on Sunday we focused on the couching technique.
I was so impressed with all the handiwork I saw.
Thank you Rhonda and Charlie for being the most gracious hosts and welcoming me into your lovely home. There were some wonderful meals out on the town, just a short walk away. We strolled over the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a 500-foot-long pedestrian overpass that links the Museum to downtown Tacoma.
What an utter work of wonderment! And we spied even more works of Chihuly glass art through the windows of the Union Station courthouse. As if all this weren't enough, I also feasted my eyes on the amazing works at the Glass Museum.
Have you guessed that these were part of the "Into the Deep" exhibition?
Be still my beating heart. I could have spent all day....no, all weekend there! I guess that means I'll just have to come back again!