This weekend was about getting stuff ready for two shows and getting hugs and kisses from the grandson. Guess what I was more excited about?!
Mr. Little Man, one year ago
Mother’s Day and spending time with the family….most important people in the world. Spa pedicure with my daughter, hubby treated us both like princesses! It would only have been better if my son and his wife lived close enough to be with us, too. But…Mr. Little Man learned how to blow bubbles. And when the little bubble wand didn’t produce bubbles, he said “Oh, not so good.” in his cute little baby voice. Wonderful time!
However, there was work to be done. I had to have quilts, old and new, ready for a local show and as I sorted through them, I realized that many of them did not have a sleeve for hanging. When I had them hanging in my home, I used a rack from my dad that did not need a sleeve, so I never made one for the quilts. Bad idea. Since I have a studio now, I have tried to complete the process on all my new work, but I still hate making and attaching sleeves!
I am also doing a trunk show this week for the Lorain County Piecemakers Guild, in the Cleveland area. I knew I needed quilts from my book for that one, so that was easy. But I never know how much to bring from my traditional years, to show how much I’ve changed. And I am not a techie girl…I don’t do a slide show. I bring the actual quilts, so it becomes a matter of how much I care to tote around. Until I can’t fit it into my big suitcase, with the wheels, I will try to avoid the slide show route.
I suppose I should start working on that slide show now, though, because what I am doing only really works for small groups. Aaaaah, one more project and spending money on more techie equipment….yuck!
And it’s the start of gardening season. I have big plans for the garden this year. And I love gardening, but I feel like I’m on a creative roll right now and don’t want to leave the studio…being retired doesn’t really mean I have time to do everything I want, but if I had to try to work in 8 hours a day of a job, I’d never make it!
Sitting here at the computer, still in my pj’s, sipping coffee and reading blogs isn’t getting any of those projects done, though. I may have to skip a day or two of blog writing for garden and quilt show and Cleveland this week…or maybe I’ll just pour another cup of coffee and sit here a little longer!