For the past 6 weeks, I have been seeing Facebook posts from the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
They have been showing the winning quilts in many of the categories…..
….and I keep having to wipe the drool off of my screen!!
Then they posted this photo…..
….reminding us that the hanging is underway!!
My friend Linda and I fly out of Atlanta later today and expect to be eating Mexican Food at Pappacita’s by 5:00pm!!
After dinner, we will enter “Quilter’s Mecca”……
….and will spend the next 4 days oohing and aahing over quilts, talking with quilters from all over the world, spending our hard-earned money on gadgets and doo-dads that we simply can’t live without, and enjoying classes and lectures from some of the world’s best quilters!!
Can it get any better???
If you are at the show, please message me, and maybe we can meet up!!!!
All of you readers who are older than 50 are saying “Oh man…..I am SO sorry”! You younger ones are shaking your head and wondering why I would even tell you that!!
Everything was good and the medical procedure is NOT the point of this post.
Since I was the first procedure of the day, I was back home by 8:15 which meant that I had the whole day ahead of me. Even better was the fact that I hadn’t planned ANYTHING for the day.
Following medical advice, I was told not to make decisions, operate equipment, or do anything really important for the rest of the day.
So, I chose to sit in my recliner, with my computer in my lap, and spend the morning surfing. In particular, I was surfing for project ideas….as if I didn’t already have plenty!!
I was rewarded when I ran into this block called “Dizzy Geese”…..
I searched further and found a great video tutorial for an easy way to make it…..
And……because I couldn’t do anything else, I watched the entire video and learned several new things!!
I then remember several videos that I had put aside to watch at some point so I pulled those out and started learning about making Instagram Reels & Stories. I even had time to play on my phone a bit to learn a bit more about Instagram.
Finally, I had signed up for the Modern Quilt Guild October conference and hadn’t finished watching the videos, so I sat in my comfy chair and watched several of them….again learning so much!!
In the afternoon I spent a bit of time in my studio, first learning how to make one of those fun slo-mo videos that everybody loves……
This is actually harder than you would think and I need to practice it a bit more!!!
Now, none of this is life-shattering, but it was sweet to have a day where I was Free…..COMPLETELY FREE!!
I don’t know about you, but I am really bad about filling in every minute of every day and this day reminded me that I need to also schedule in some days to do just what I did…..