So sorry to leave you at Sue's house for so long! But really, there are worse places to be stuck for a week, aren't there? Like being stuck in your office working on taxes for your appointment with your accountant?
Like being stuck tying 362,098 little *&^% bows on a mountain of pattern orders?
Like being stuck with a king-sized quilt on your frame that no matter WHAT thread, tension, batting, needle size, silicone goo, tautness, and a thousand other variables that believe me, I've tried, keeps breaking your &^%$# quilting thread every two feet of sewing??
Like being stuck nursing a very torn-up kitty that got in a terrible fight a few nights ago and whose face is swollen twice it's normal size from an abcess? Like trying to administer pink amoxicillin to said kitty and subsequently having to wash pink spray off everything within a four foot radius of said kitty?
I digress. I also am using a lot of symbol keys, which is never a good sign of my mood.
On the other hand, I'm happy and in a VERY good mood because my new "Postcards from Hawaii" quilt pattern is selling like hot poi cakes! I've been so busy making and delivering patterns that I can't even get the new pattern posted on my website. Besides, my fingers are very sore from tying bows (Why oh why oh why did I ever think those bows were cute?)
And on yet another hand, I'm nervous because we've spent all morning under a tsunami watch because of a 7.9 earthquake somewhere out in the Pacific ocean. Nothing puts things into perspective like waiting to be washed out to sea--taxes, sick kitty, bows, thread-eating quilt and all.
So overall, it's been a good week...relatively. I didn't get washed out to sea.
Hard to believe that this innocent-looking ocean wants to climb up out of its bed and come eat all my stuff:
So here we are, back at Sue's house, looking at her fabulous kitchen!
This one's a little blurry. It's a very long hallway, but I didn't go down it. I didn't want to seem too nosy.
More quilters are arriving and gathering in the living room. Notice all the windows and sliders!
Sue has a nice big table for entertaining! Since this was late February, she decorated for Valentine's Day AND St. Patrick's Day with a pink and green theme.
Uh oh, another view picture. I never get tired of looking at it: