Monday, January 12, 2015

World Quilt Show - Florida VI

This past weekend was the World Quilt Show - Florida VI. I managed to attend on both Thursday and Saturday. Astonishingly, True Colors (aka White Lines) won Second Place. What? Yes, Second Place. Wow, I was amazed. I know how hard I worked on that quilt, and I also know the issues and problems in finally getting it finished. It just goes to show you sometimes things even with their little complications and blemishes still work out okay! For anyone that doesn't know about the problems behind this quilt, you can click here to the finally finished post, which includes multiple links to the horror stories).

Here are a few of my favorites from the show, hopefully you can read the info cards (if you click on the photo it should enlarge):

Click here to see the entire Winners list.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!

Today is the first Monday of 2015. I am in denial... it can't possibly be 2015 already.

December is a massive blur:
client schedule - still way far behind
family life - hubby had shoulder surgery causing more downtime
class samples - ummm, not yet
class handouts - they look amazing in my head
competition quilt - looks like neatly folded fabric
wholecloth - waiting for transfer to fabric
art group quilt - traced and waiting
and so much more...

My word for 2014 was reevaluation. I did reevaluate... time management, friendships, life goals. Lots of things. As you can tell by December, the time management didn't work as well as planned. Friendships have changed - some dissolved, some stronger, some remain the same. Life goals, well, I've taken the giant step of travel teaching.  For those that don't know, I suffer from severe attention issues as well as anxiety with public speaking (anxiety in general, but extreme with public speaking). So, travel teaching is a very big step for me. Hopefully my teaching style will work, it'll be more of come check this out than just do this type of thing. So in a nut shell, I am truly scared-to-death in this endeavor.  I have so much to share and hoping it comes out as well as I want it to... I'm sure there will be loads of arm and hand flapping and lots of babbling. Those that know me are giggling. This is me.

I don't yet have a word for 2015. Maybe change. Maybe adjust would be better. I'm adjusting not changing. Either way, once I know my word for the year, I'll be sure to let you all know.

Wishing you all the best that 2015 has to offer!