Spring cleaning? Housework? Cooking? Cleaning? Laundry? Gardening?
Eh. I'm allergic.
There's a time and a season for everything. (A time to sing, a time to sew...)
Days filled with quilty stuff:
Entered this year's AccuQuilt Barn Quilt design contest. Astounding! These submissions made it in to the top 100 choices! You can go and vote for your Top 5 Faves HERE: 2012 AccuQuilt Barn Quilt Design Contest
Gearing up for the Home Machine Quilting Show in just 3 weeks! Quilted Garment Division Chair; Teaching 3 classes. The Carpenter's Star class is full, but I'll cover several of the same fabulous tips, tricks, tools, and speed-piecing shortcuts in the other classes. See the class flyer HERE.
Participating in the HMQS Riley Blake Design Challenge... yes, again. Thought I would relax this year, but no. We just had to take the plunge for the 6th time! Can't wait for you all to see what a fun surprise the "Midnight Quilters" (aka me, my friend Debbie, and her daughter Amy) have in store for you!! It's a pretty simple quilt, but I fully expect to see crowds of quilters gathered around it at the show... we'll see!
Slowly but surely, well... maybe a little slower than normal these past few weeks... quilting for clients. I'm continually amazed at people's creativity!
Uploaded more of my patterns on Craftsy.com - What a great little website full of wonderful surprises for every kind of handmade craft!
Worked on samples for more quilt conventions and retreats around the state in June and July (Panguitch Quilt Walk, Quilters on the Edge, 4-H Leadermete)
Finished up a NEW YouTube Tutorial with Cindy at Riley Blake Designs! (Will I ever NOT be nervous on camera??) But it has made a difference for at least one person: "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! This is the first time my mitered corners have been perfect! I will use your site for all my tutorials from now on!!!" ~ Sharon S.
And weekends and evenings filled with music stuff:
Practicing the National Anthem to sing at the Home Machine Quilting Show on opening day, complete with a color guard, and Quilts of Valor ceremony - several of my passions combined!
Choir rehearsals, training, tests and performances 15 of the past 21 days. All I can say is "Hallellujah!"
I think I need to slow down, or at least pause. Wake up and smell the... hyacinths. Which fade too quickly. And be grateful for blessings both big and small.