Sunday, October 11, 2009

Making Books

We are in Minneapolis, visiting our son and daughter-in-law. We drove most of the way up on Thursday and finished the drive on Friday. On Saturday, I took a class from Roz Stendahl at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, where I made a beautiful journal with a round back spine binding. I learned a lot, and Roz is an excellent teacher. Plus I love my new little journal. I will post a picture of it soon, I promise, but probably not until we return home (which will be Thursday). Wednesday evening, I'm taking Coptic Binding: Focus on Stitching from Sue Bjerke, also at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

The most amazing coincidence - after Roz took roll, first names only, "John" came over to me and said "You're Cheryl Gebhart, aren't you?". I said yes, but clearly didn't recognize him. He is John Payne, from my Love This Journal class and yahoo group. Neither of us knew that the other was coming to the class. It was so fun to meet in person, after knowing each other online for almost 2 years now. I also met his wife, who joined him for lunch, and is a quilter.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Oh Cheryl, Your classes sound wonderful, and I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures of your journal. Have a safe trip home. Linda Epstein

freebird said...

Oh that is so neat. You got to meet with John and make a book with Roz. Isn't the world a small place! I can't wait to see your book. I'll have to post the latest one I made on my blog. It's a quirky kind of book but I like it.

Krista Meister said...

Cheryl, I stumbled across your blog not realizing that your name was familiar from both LTJ and EDM, as well as John Payne's name. How nice to find your blog, and what a cool coincidence that you met up with John! I shall have to keep track of your blog.

Krista Meister said...

oh, and even better, you got to take a class by Roz!

Anne said...

Hi, Cheryl! Sounds like fun! Traveling, visiting with family, taking classes, and even meeting an online friend in person! Yay! :-)