Busy days here at Sew'n Wild Oaks. There's been a whole lot of activity going on but not much sewing. I got Heartfire together and trimmed yesterday. Today I'll get the borders on and possibly have time to load it on the long arm.
I've also been making more of the little vases filled with Dresden fans. I won't cut off anymore corners and apply the flange until I'm finished, and decide on the final placement of the vases. I could just add one more row at the bottom and have a nice wall hanging. These are so much fun to make that I hate to stop!
I really need to have a heart to heart talk with my scheduler.....that would be me. What was I thinking when I committed to a guild lecture and workshop the SAME week that I'm having a booth at a quilt show!!! I'm speaking at the Foothill Quilters Guild on April 13th and I'm doing a Patchwork Math workshop on the 14th. As soon as I get home, I have to prepare my booth for the Amador Valley Quilt Show on April 18th and 19th.
There is a lot that needs to come together for a lecture and workshop. I'm always fine tuning the lecture and making changes to my talk. The workshop binder is ready to go with all of my Patchwork Math components, specialty rulers, and class examples. I always have to review the binder to make sure everything is in order for the class. Class handouts need to be printed and organized to make sure the class is a good experience for everyone.....including me.
Then there's the printing and collating of patterns for the guild and the quilt show. My sister Gail helped me for three hours one day last week. We sat at the kitchen table and collated patterns and applique inserts. The printer has been running non-stop for days. Which means I've been running non-stop for days. Mr. Joe lost his position as chief pattern stuffer when he kept putting the patterns in the plastic bags upside down. I think he planned this so he wouldn't have to include pattern stuffing in his job description anymore. He's a sharp one!
To add to all of this mayhem, let's throw in a 40th birthday party, Spring Break which means spending time with the little kids, Easter brunch for fifteen, preparing my notes and quilts for the shop's Preview Party on Tuesday, working and teaching. I think I'll go back to bed now..........