Swing outside my studio. My husband asked what I was doing when I was putting the quilt out there. I told him I was going to start decorating the outside of my house with quilts too!
Whew! What a week! I own a quilt studio where I teach quilt classes and host retreats. I am not a retail store as I didn't want to have the hours and responsibility of a daily store operation (although the appeal of ALL the fabric would have been great!). Anyhoo--I kick off my fall season with an open house/Quilt Show--featuring my quilts over the past year as well as my students--and this year I just couldn't do it. My front yard has been torn up all summer (we added a new Front porch), and my back problems prevented me from getting hardly anything done this year. So, I just had an Open House and showed the new class samples for the upcoming season. I considered not even having that and no classes this fall due to the continuing uncertainy of my back. But I would miss it way too much, so I thought I might as well forge ahead and deal with any problems with my back as they occur.( UPDATE: I keep hoping the pain/tingling will just go away! LOL My first epidural steroid injection took my pain from a 10 to a 3--which is a VERY good thing. But the tingling and nagging pain still exist. I'm currently trying ANOTHER medicine to see if that will stop the tingling. NADA..So I don't know where we go from here, but surgery is looking more and more like it's going to be what takes care of it. )
okay, back to my point.. I have been working hard the last few weeks making samples for classes I'm offering this fall. Only one didn't get completed--so that's not too bad. I am offering 21 classes, 3 PJ Quilt Parties and one retreat. Plus I'm doing Quilt Pink Day. I had a nice turnout with lots of class sign ups, so that's good. Now I hope I don't need to cancel any due to surgery.