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Friday, June 17, 2016
I'm so excited!
ACK! I'm so excited for no reason!
I had the most amazing time teaching at Quilt Canada. There is a bit of irony in that one of my lectures is about organizing your studio! However underneath all my current mess, there is a logical system.
Five trade shows in five months - well, there is not a lot of time to put everything away. For my lectures, I had to rip a few things apart in order to get to or find certain quilts or props. I have put most of that away. Then it was time to rip more stuff apart to prep for the class yesterday. Since I got home at 10 PM last night, I didn't really have a chance to put all that away yet. That's a job for tonight.
Here's the bad news! As I was rifling through the projects, I came across a couple that I want to put to the top of the list. I know some people can go through their projects and cull what they no longer like or want. That is NOT the case with me. I still get that same tingle of excitement when I see these older projects. Besides I paid good money for them, I want my maximum entertainment!
As if all these trade shows hasn't been enough, I'm going on a sewing retreat in a couple of weeks. See where this is going? However, I've decided to be smart about this retreat. Well, I'm going to try. I have pulled a couple of projects and I'm NOT going to take them unless they are properly prepped. And in trying to do that yesterday morning in a mad rush to leave the house, I somehow lost my glasses. Not a big problem until it comes time to drive the car.
Where did I leave them? Upstairs? Downstairs? Under some of the "debris" from the madly ripping apart? I had no idea. No spare pair and no time to dither. I got in the car and drove! Before you go crazy, my eyesight is NOT that bad without my glasses. I had no close calls and I can see fine. I even sat at the back of the room at the Jane Sassaman lecture and I could see everything just fine including reading the slides!
I did find them last night - upstairs upon a cabinet where I was getting fabric squares out of a rolling drawer.
Why am I so excited? Like I said, I had a couple of great days teaching, meeting new friends, meeting and chatting with the makers of the quilts in the show - and I have a few stories to share with you about that. My amazing dinner with that mystery person. Several potential speaking engagements as a result of my classes, opportunities for future teaching and well - just the entire excitement of the show - it just grabs me and sucks me in!
Let's not forget the license plate frenzy. Many people have commented on my license plate quilt. I have to say that I'm very pleased that I made it, I loved every minute of the process and I'm buying new plates totally guilt free and that makes me very excited! I have another story to tell you about the plates.
On that note, I'm back to the show today as I have pictures to take and stuff to delivery, meetings with people and well just general FUN FUN FUN!
Have a super day!