This is going to be a week from HELL. I have my $10 quilt class today and I am madly finishing the prep work for that. Not one, but TWO guild meetings to get ready for and although I have a lot of the work done - there is still a LOT to do. A Marti Michell class to prep for, a baby quilt to finish, an article for the magazine to complete, a charity bike ride and let's not forget the customer quilts that are waiting!!!!!!!
Oh yes - I can see that I will be busy this week.
Yesterday was PRODUCTIVE - I got not one, but TWO customer quilts done -same customer.
|Customer Quilt ONE|
|Customer Quilt TWO|
Just have to get them trimmed up so she can pick them up tomorrow.
And for those of you who come to sew at my house - I have a NEW addition. Perhaps I will take it to my upcoming retreat (OH YES - that retreat is going to be extra sweet this year - with all this craziness - I am going to have FIVE days to myself (well shared with my friends) where I can do whatever I want!!!! Can't wait - just got to get through this coming week.)
Anyway - when we are sewing everyone seems to want to ring a bell to announce the completion of the project/block they are working on. VOILA - a bell!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Cheap bell I picked up at Chapter's!!!!!|
And TEST number 2 - I went to Chapters again yesterday (Stop rolling your eyes Joyce!!!). I went to pick up the latest copy of Quiltmania - my new favourite magazine. However they only had the French version at the Chapters close to my house, so I will have to back to the other one to get the English copy. I did browse a couple of other magazines - PATTERN magazines and DID NOT purchase a thing.
This is something Randy O Frost talks about in his book "Stuff". The ANXIETY of NOT buying. Go to the store or wherever you acquire your STUFF. DO NOT BUY/ACQUIRE anything - what is your level of anxiety? Five minutes later - what is the level, then one hour later, etc. Most people were very anxious right after NOT buying anything, but this soon went away. I know I had this whenever I went to a quilt shop for the first FIVE OR MORE years of quilting. If I went to a shop - I HAD to buy something. I still feel this way to a certain extent which is why I DO NOT participate in shop hops or road trips with the girls. It is too easy to get swayed when I am trying DESPERATELY to discipline myself. Buy only what you need.
I will be hosting a hand embroidery class at my studio this summer. The two potential dates - July 27 or August 10. I already have a few people signed up - maybe even enough to have one class on both dates - if the teacher agrees. Any takers??????? Probably three hour class - cost in the range of $25 including a kit.
Well - there you have it. I have to get to work and finish the prep work for Dear Jane. Oh yes - don't forget this is the month before our summer off so I have had to prep almost NINETY blocks for today. Who could even think of sewing that many - let's just review them and figure out the best way to sew them.
And I'm OFF and RUNNING (better not forget to pick up my kid from her modeling class)
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!