It's OK to have a few panic attacks along the way. But HOLY HANNAH - it's almost SHIPPING date and what have I got done?
Let's step back a few minutes. I've been working with 19 or 20 quilt designers to get help make our quilts for the display at the Northcott booth for Quiltcon 2016. Obviously there is a deadline - what would life be without a deadline. I've received 7 of the 24 quilts. One more is sitting in our US office and I think 2 are in the mail. OK - so not bad, but the deadline for me to receive them is Feb 3. Let's not panic as there is still time and there are a handful that will arrive at our hotel.
But what about me??? Yep - two of those quilts have my name beside them. Have I started them? NO............... don't make me confess. OK - I've started one but just! All I can say is thank goodness modern quilts are not heavily pieced - well most of them aren't.
Now worse case scenario, I could take the quilts with me on the plane, but I also have five other items and those absolutely must be on the crate. Don't fret - I've been working on them. The main parts are assembled, found a very important supply earlier this week and those are ready for pick up today (they had to be custom cut). A bit of trimming and sewing and then a bit of nasty hand sewing and I'll be done!!!!
|Leftovers from my one project|
|My quilt - GASP - it's not orange|
I know - I tried and it just didn't work. But you wait - some of those designers definitely had me in mind when they put their colors together. You better wear sunglasses!!!!
So today is a heads down day - cutting, sewing, trimming, pressing - repeat!!!!! I'm going to need lots of tea and lots of chocolate!!!! Maybe I need some wine - I do have Bailey's. Too bad I don't have more of Helen Anne's fruit cake which was heavily laced with rum - now that was a fruit cake! (Thanks again Helen Anne!)
But TONIGHT if you live in this area and want something to do - I`ll be speaking at the Brampton Quilter`s Guild. They meet at Jim Archdekin rec center in Brampton. I`ll be chatting about GROUP QUILTS. Oh my - some of this stuff has NEVER been seen by anyone. While every quilt has a good story - these group quilts - oh my! They have the best stories!!!!
|Getting ready for the trunk show|
As I mentioned - I created a new e-mail account yesterday. Some of you may have gotten an e-mail from me yesterday. There is a VERY seamless interface that transfers your e-mail from the old to the new. Although I don`t think it does everything and you still have to notify people about the change. I started to make changes this morning. OH MY GOD - that is a daunting task. I`m not sure where to even begin. I think I will start by CANCELLING all the e-mails that I receive from stores/groups etc. There are tons (most I don't read) and often times there is NO way to change your e-mail address. You can unsubscribe. That just sounds a whole lot easier and I have to be selective about what goes into the new address or I'll end up in a HUGE mess again.
I also started an INSTAGRAM account. I know - why not just call me crazy! Well - now that you say that - my account is CRAZYQUILTERONABIKE - hey - it's a brand and it's mine!!! So find me and follow me on Instagram!
I best get on with my day - loads to do and I gain an hour and a half since I'm hunkered down to sew at home today.
Have an AWESOME day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!