Wonder what the heck? I do.
So, I’m not sure if you know that the City Quilter is closing in October (as of yet there is no final date). Dale and Cathy are ready to retire. While it’s hard to see another quilt shop close, leaving a huge hole in the NY Quilting Landscape, I’m happy for them, and wish them well.
For any of my customers who have purchased a BERNINA machine since I started working there last October I am going to set up an email address for you to contact me with questions. If there is a need for private instruction I’ll be available for private lessons. There will be a fee and I’ll let you know that in an email.
So I’ll be looking for work again. That means spiffing up the resume and applying. Spiffing up the resume is as easy for me as writing my own bio. I believe I have a quilt for that entitled Bang! Head! Here! I’m hoping to find some time in the next month or so to apply to teach at quilt shows. I think I may have mentioned a time or two that I love to teach. As a result it’s time to look at the Lectures & Workshops page, while this has been on “the list” for a while now is a great time to focus in on that. Oh those, like the handouts, always seem to need tweaking. And I’ll be adding a class, and as a result titling another one differently.
With a little bit of downtime yesterday the Tutorials & Helpful Hints page got a bit of a revamp. Adding pictures breaks up the text, making it a bit more readable. I’ll be making changes to the website as I have time. There is still other work to do.
And, this is the hard part for me. I had to set my book aside for now. I wish I could convey how hard, how absolutely gutting this was to do. I could go into all the why and thought process behind this, however what matters is that when I have time I can still do this. I will say that sobbing was involved. It’s not off the table entirely, it’s just like dessert, for later. When my plate isn’t quite so full, and I can manage the work that needs to happen.
I’ve been buying fabric again over the last few weeks. Some by proxy, thanks Melissa! She visited the SewBatik booth at a quilt show (more of that trip on the GenQ blog in a few days). getting some of their new gradients. They make me giddy, the ideas are flowing and I’m happy.
Then there was a visit to Quilting Possibilities. Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! solids! did I mention solids? Looky here! Blank canvases make me all giddy. The possibilities are endless and I’m excited to get stitching and create something. I don’t know what yet but something.
Like I tell my customers I don’t know what I’m going to do with them yet, they sure are pretty though. The one in the middle looks like some of the quilting I do. I may just take this to classes to show one more way of learning how to quilt. Oh this may be a new lecture. Oooooooooo that would be fun. Great PowerPoint presentation.
And on that note the color pencils, paper and I have a hot date.