I realized today that I haven't posted since I returned from my trip to Wisconsin. Last week was a transition week - catching up on a variety of things after the weekend away, and starting to get ready for my trip to the Quilt/Surface Design Symposium. It's hard to imagine that in three weeks I'll be in Columbus again. There are so many things to do to get ready.
Last time that I posted, I had just finished a wall quilt that I was going to give my mother-in-law for her birthday. Well here she is, just after she opened it. I am happy to report that she was very pleased with it and has picked out a nice spot for it in her living room.
I was pretty sure that she'd be happy with it because it includes lots of phrases from an e-mail that she'd sent me about her mother. Still I was a bit nervous because I'd cut up the quilt I'd made from a top that her mother had made. I know that many people would consider that sacrilegious, but she found it as meaningful as I did. Phew!!!!
I thought I should share this picture of the birthday girl. Don't you hope you look that great when you get to be 90. I think that's something we all wish for. We all enjoyed the party. It was very nice to connect with so many people that you haven't seen in many years - and at a happy occasion.
So as I mentioned, my next big trip is to Columbus, Ohio for Q/SDS, where I will be vending. I just realized that this will be the fifth year that I've done this. Oh my. I hope that if you're in the area, you'll come by and say hi.
Since returning from Wisconsin, I've been reviewing my inventory stocks and deciding what I should bring, ordering things to fill in, making lists of things I must do before going (like remembering to pay last month's sales tax), and working on a jacket. I have another one almost finished. I decided that I should make at least one more featuring Judy Robertson's beautiful fabric since she will have so many fans there. And of course, I also hope that it will help her business too. I'll show you that one in my next post.