It is the last day of 2008. My blog is set on some weird time zone, but I think it will show that I am still writing this in 2008.
(Note: Whoops, guess not…after I published it I see it shows Jan. 1. 2009. Oh, well.)
It is hard to be pensive and thoughtful about the past year as I am cleaning and fixing food, in preparation for a few guests tonight. Perhaps I will be able to tomorrow. Of course, my husband will also be home with me, so, maybe not. I am making that yummy potato soup recipe with homemade croutons that I have talked about before and the shrimp cocktail is on ice.
A lot of people on the quiltart list are already talking about goals for 2009. Hmmm…all I know is that my first three months of the year are likely to be quite busy and I am gearing up mentally. I will be attending two quilt retreats (count ’em…two!) in January. My husband purchased one of them as a Christmas gift to me. What a sweetie. I have a project class scheduled to teach at the quilt shop in Evansville. In February I have a machine quilting class scheduled and the rest of the month will be spent preparing to vend at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington, IN. I received notification that they had a space available. Since I have wanted to vend there for a few years, I jumped at the chance. So I will be dyeing fabric as well as making decisions about my inventory of other artsy things to take. The Indiana Heritage show is a fairly large show lasting 3 days. I may also have the opportunity to teach a workshop for a Greenwood quilt guild while I am up there. Currently I am still slugging around trying to complete the commission proposal. It is not finished yet. I am making small advances.
Anyway, here’s wishing every reader a VERY BLESSED NEW YEAR!
New piece I’ve been working on for a “go green” exhibit…I’m sure it’s now done..except for finishing the edges…made from a section of an old quilt…