I seem to be working in slow motion these days. I have loads to do, motivated to do it, but for every step forward, I seem to be taking two back. Not because of errors - but getting side tracked. It was bad enough when I didn't have a day job, but now - well - it's a free for all!!!!!
The good news - the create is packed and ready to leave the warehouse this morning. I got the kits cut and packaged up - I thought I took a picture of them with my phone, but alas I was blabbing to someone at the time and no picture!!!!! But still not ready for QuiltCon. I have my small challenge to finish, write the pattern for my quilt that goes in the kits and make a bunch of little tabs for hanging the quilts. Those three items MUST be the priority today. They are all small enough - they go in the suitcase!
Let's not forget the magazines that need fabric to make up quilts for publication and they also have deadlines! Meetings for the next show - I know - haven't even gotten to this one yet! There are EXCITING new collections coming down the pipeline and ONE of them will require a HUGE amount of my time to get prepped.
The fun never stops!!!!! We had our monthly birthday cake yesterday - you gotta love birthdays!!! Yes - I have to say that I like going to work every day, although today with the temperature outside, I could stand to stay home tucked up in my studio!!!!
So a while back, someone posted a picture of a beautiful knitted scarf on Facebook - I think it was my cousin and she posted it in the hopes that her Mom (my aunt) would make her one. I piped up that I wanted one as well and guess what came in the mail the other day!!!! I got this package and since I wasn't expecting anything - had no clue what it was. But the moment I opened it - I didn't even have to unfold it!!!!! OH MY GOD - I love it and today is going to be the perfect day to wear it since it is freezing outside!!!!
|My new cowl|
|Picture of the pattern|
Thank you to my Aunt Yvonne!!!!! Love you and your phone was busy when I tried to call you yesterday!!!!
I was at Ruti's last night and got a nice pick to keep it together.
|My pick to go with the cowl|
I was at Monday Mania this past week. I love how organized some of the group members are. This is Maria's sewing for the day. Maria is ALWAYS very organized and has everything cut and laid out so pretty. I admit that this works well but these days - everything just gets thrown into a bag or a basket and sewn up. No - if I were sewing this project - I would have it all laid out like this as well.
|Look at the size of those half square triangles - trimmed to ONE INCH!!!!|
|That should be the WRONG side out!|
Happy to report that they are all trimmed and ready for sewing when I can get back to the sewing machine.
So you know that Roll up the Rim has started and in one week - I've won TWO - yes only two blinking hot drinks. Good grief - but I guess if the chances are 1 in 6 - then I'm doing average!!!!!
I was tidying up the other day and found a Roll up the rim from last year and thought - wow - I could have an "extra" win. But sadly - that won't happen.
|2015 roll up the rim|
|2016 roll up the rim|
I think they would notice if I used the one from last year!!!!!
On that note - I need to find some warm clothes and take the girls out for their walk. I wonder who is going to be excited about that?????
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!