I’ve been upside down since returning from England.
I came home to a burgeoning inbox, and spent most of yesterday deep in desk work trying to make sense out of the emails, the contracts, the calendar dates and my life.
((This is the kind of thing that happens when my dang body clock wakes me up once again at 4am!))
My Calendar of Events tab at the top of the blog is now updated all the way through 2018 and I have closed it to new bookings.
The tangled thread you see in this photo is what my life looked like before yesterday ----and I am aiming to make some sense out of it and get it to the word SIMPLIFY so I have TIME to do our November mystery without feeling like it is thrown together because I “have to” have something ready because everyone expects it.
I need TIME to work on quilts for future books. I really just want to SEW!
I pushed my book deadlines back to better accommodate MY life instead of panicking to get X number of quilts done for a deadline that looms all too close. I can’t do 18 months between book releases anymore. I don’t want to have to hire people to sew for me, because the sewing part is what I love the best.
My next book releases will be 2 years apart, shooting for Spring of 2016 and Spring of 2018 and Spring of 2020 and so forth ---I chose Spring releases because I schedule a good bit of time off between Thanksgiving and New Years for concentrated work time, which by past experience has shown me works much better than trying for a Fall release and having to do all of that intensive final work during what Summer time I have off with my family. Much better as WINTER WORK!
I had planned to post photos from the Birmingham Festival of Quilts today, but it can wait for tomorrow.
Today is for simplifying. I’m taking a computer free ((or mostly computer free)) day today.
Massage at 2pm and pedicure to follow.
Dinner out tonight.
Sewing when I can fit it in.
Quilt-Cam most likely NEXT week.
Why not make YOUR day a computer-free day too? Go Sew Something! You know we deserve it!
Check back in with me tomorrow ---