Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In Care of
I am appreciating the pace of things right now. (Ask me again in a few minutes.) There is as much going on as ever I suppose, but no piece of it is causing me anxiety or impatience. I am just moving along, feeling as though I have at least a grasp on everything. You should know this feeling is not typical for me. I can barely spend a minute basking in the relief of one thing finished before the fear of being behind on 14 others. Self-employment? Motherhood? Both? You know that feeling.
I have found time to put real flowers on cupcakes. I potted herbs for my new patio shelves. I went for a good long run with my ipod for the first time in I can't remember. I rocked Mary Anna entirely to sleep several times over the past few days instead of just close enough to sleep. That was my favorite. I laid down last night well before bedtime with only the intent to listen to rain hitting the window.
In the studio this week, Pierrette and I have photographed, inventoried, cataloged, organized, packed, edited, listed, and launched all of my new cross stitch patterns and kits. This is a thrill for me! Really, really. These little guys took a serious amount of perfecting that was deceivingly simple when I began the design and printing process. But I am entirely happy with how they turned out, and the project was worth the extra bit of care that it required. They live in a very freshened up Needleworks section of my shop that now has scissors, hoops, aida cloth, needles and brand new palettes of floss too.
Tomorrow Jeff & I head out very early with Mary Anna to NYC for the big fashion show. I am learning what it means to be proud. I thought I knew. And I haven't even gotten there. Oh. I feel the butterflies in Juliana's stomach from here. And I think tomorrow they will all get their flying lessons.
Come along with me on IG.
(AND! thank you so much for all of the print orders! Jeff told me that I found a sneaky way to being an artist, which is both funny and true. Your support of my art is gilded. Thank you!)