Happy New Year!!!
What are you doing on the first day of the new year? My answer is…tidying up my sewing room…organizing my projects/commitments…planning the next year…I love the beginning of a year…I love the excitement of what this year will bring…happy that I am here for it…happy to be able to do what I love…now…in my planning I have made some changes in the last couple of years that I am now finally seeing the results…After my kids were out of High School is when I really started upping my game as far as teaching/traveling, shows, shop and so on…but when Jace (Feb ’15) was born…I decided I wanted to be a big part of his life…so I changed the amount of traveling work I was doing in the future…well the future is 2017… 2018 I took the whole year off from traveling/teaching…My 2017 calendar is front loaded in the beginning but after May…not much is happening…I can work just fine from home and not have to run around the country…I know..I love it..you know I love to teach people…but we will figure out a way to do it from home…and in 2019 I will take on a few commitments but not like before…so that is my biggest plan for 2017….
I also need to get healthier…get this traveling weight off and get back to enjoying activities that I have loved my whole life…I also need to enjoy the fruits of working so hard for 10 years…and enjoy what I have… and the people in my family, co workers and friends…You don’t have much of a real life when you are constantly “on the road”…people forget to invite you because your always gone….you don’t go out for coffee with a High School friends…you don’t get together with old co-workers from a previous job…I know to some of you this might seem trivial…but as you get older…what really matters…people do…So lets take care of ourselves…we have too many projects to complete…lets move a little more…eat a little better and less…then we can hang out for many years to come!!!
I promise I will blog more, teach more and create even more now that I will be staying home more…just hang in there with me…it will be FUN! We’ll figure it out…
Now…I have a pretty big announcement to make…I know some of you were confused about how to win the Juki…well…In the post it stated that the winner would be chosen from all of those who purchased one…I think this is only fair…all the other 11 days anyone could have won regardless, we even sent to winners in other countries…So with out dragging it out any longer…the winner of this years 12 Days of Needful Things winner of the Juki 2010Q is….Geraldine Sherwood from Indiana!!!! Please email Amy…firstname.lastname@example.org with your details!!! Congratulations Geraldine!!!
So those of you who didn’t win…you really still won…you will love this machine like no other…when it comes, open it as soon as you can…get familiar with it…( I know that the worst part) but I promise you there isn’t much to learn…its all real basic…and stitch something with it!!! By the end of that project you’ll be like why, why, why did I wait so long….and you will be in love all over again with quilting…I am currently working on this little baby…machine quilting it on my JUKI!!!
Now…one other thing I need to do…is to figure out where to go on vacation in 2017? I love having something to look forward to…
Do you have something to look forward to? If not…think about this…We still have a couple of openings (about10) in our North Carolina Retreat that is coming in March 2017!!! It’s gonna be here before you know it!! So come join us…I’m working on a few things for it right now and will be showing them soon!
Here is the info for you to take a peek at…you need to do something different something that will bring YOU joy…you won’t regret it!!! This place is really swanky!!! We would never be able to afford this place “in season” so lucky for us…we don’t quilt outside…but we will still be able to enjoy lots of other things NC-outerbanks has to offer!
I know its a little pricey…but we promise to make it the best retreat you’ve ever been on!!!
Take care my friends…see you in the new year!! LB