Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Stacks of November
It has taken so long to settle into a normal flow around here after all that October was for our family and for my studio. One big event after another with my needleworks weekend, and then we took a deep breath and held it for Quilt Market sewing, prep, building, printing, driving and experiencing. Market was great, smooth sailing and I so enjoyed some time away with my hubby, and of course the chance to visit with dear friends in the industry that I only get to see a few times a year. Steak dinners are nice too. We broke down the booth on the last day then immediately hit the road that night to make it home in time to join our Joseph for his 13th birthday. Can't believe 1/2 my kids are now teen & up. Home was held together while we were away for 6 days with the glue of my assistant Anna J., my father-in-law, and our sweet Juliana. We of course had no idea months ago when we planned for Juliana to fly home from Brooklyn to do the bulk of the sibling care that we would be taking her out of the path of such a horrible storm. Obviously we felt very blessed that she was here instead of NYC, and then got to enjoy an additional 5 days with her last week as flights got back on track. While we are so saddened about the loss and struggle for those on the East Coast, we enjoyed ourselves together immensely, in fact I took the whole week off. Just did nothing. Except teach myself Seven Nation Army on the drum set we gave Joseph for his birthday.
So yes. I needed it. The break. I feel so happy and optimistic at the brustling leaves and cool air and can't wait to share all that I have been working on. In my personal work I have settled back into my crochet afghan that was begun quite a while ago. I'm patient. Enjoying the catching up now.
Missed you, hoping you are well.
More Soon, xoxoAnna