Have you ever had a span of a day or weeks where you are so busy doing multiple things and then, one night, you hit the wall!
In the last 2 weeks; (pictures will follow of these events)
I planned and hung a quilt show at the Fitchburg Art Museum, and volunteered to make a floral interpretation os an African Mask during Art in Bloom
Made colonial era dress for my grand daughter and my daughter-in-law
Did a Selvedge Queen Trunk show in Waterford, CT, far away
Planning a tea for our Museum's Founder for 40 people
Did my President thing at Material Girls Quilt Guild meeting
Brought my oldest sister, finally, for hearing aids, long in coming
I spent 5 long hours in Ikea with 15 month old grandson to buy all the bathroom fixtures for renovation. Imagine pushing a carriage and and cart with all kinds on boxes and asking a 15 month old to hold on to it and he did!
Cleaned out every closet in my small camp and stacked the stuff everywhere in my small camp for Plumber to finally begin our renovation again. No more lone toilet sitting in the middle of the closet. Entire inside of camp incased in plastic dust walls!
Packed for a quilting getaway with another guild. The only thing I sewed for my self were 2 elephant pillow cases and a NICU blanket.
My other sister hit me up to make another arm sleeve, to cover puppeteers arm, for a puppet. This was puppet number 4. I spent 4 hours attaching an arm sleeve to a rubber flower! You can't sew through rubber. I told her no more! Puppets were not my passion!
I was tired, I did not pay attention to another member's request to help machine quilt a "small" lap quilt for the hotel owner's 80th birthday. So flippantly I said that if no one else volunteered I would! Ha! twin sized and it took me 7 hours to quilt on a very small travel Janome with 4.5" space between needle and side of machine. I never quilt even my own!
I need a getaway from the getaway!
The best part of the week was doing my Selvedge Queen talk to the Clamshell Quilt Guild in Waterford, Ct. I was able to meet some people before as they invited me to dinner, great ides because the speakers travel far and wide and this is not a familiar place so we tend to drive through places to get fast food. Ride was long and I got lost but many people helped wheel my show in and unpacked. When it came to time to pack up again they did it all and actually the bags had extra room in some of! Impressive. They have a male President and, I have had a male model before at A Quilters Gathering 2 years ago, I thought it would be great if he modeled too! He did and he was awesome, such a good sport as his members really laughed oveytime he went around the room.
The one great thing about doing trunks show is that you meet such wonderful people and I always try to stay for the meeting and show and tell. It makes me realize that you may believe your guild is the only one that needs more volunteers, money, fundraisers, etc. But i see that we have all the same issues and it is always great to see how others resolve theirs.
Enjoy the sunshine
|Holding on to cart at IKEA|
|Fitchburg Art Museum quilt show|
|I sewed the belt and and breasts!|
|My Art In Bloom interpretation of an African Mask!|
|New hair color!|
|Clamshell Quilt Guild talk|
|came home to plastic house!!!!|
|No Puppets are not my passion, and sewing through rubber is not either!|