I was finishing up on a new book and pattern. That means I was doing lots of editing, testing, rereading the text, running the math on the numbers one more time, reading the text again, deciding on the photos, double checking the numbers again, reading the text again, editing the photos, meeting with the printer, triple checking the numbers, editing and reading the text again.
Do you get the idea?
By Friday my brain was completely fried. In fact, I didn’t care if I ever saw that book or pattern again.
I didn’t mean that.
By the time the book is done being printed, I will be excited about it again.
In fact, the book is the first one that I will have published that is co-designed with my Mom (who by the way was doing all the testing, reading, and editing right along side me. That equals two fried brains!) We can’t wait to show it to you . . . but that will be a week or so yet.
In the meantime, I was happy for the weekend to come. I previewed my newest fabric line over the weekend and all of your nice comments just made my weekend! They reminded me why I go through weeks like last week. Hopefully all my work and worrying over the details will eventually bring joy and inspiration to a few quilters!
Another reason to enjoy the weekend was the beautiful weather we are having in Minnesota. I got to go out for a walk and clear my head. By the time I got back home, I had taken off my coat, mittens and hat. The sun was shining and the air felt downright balmy. The weather was in the 30′s, which after the weeks of 30 below, that 60-degree temperature swing feels much warmer than it actually is. In fact, I got on the phone right away and called my brother to see if his kids wanted to come over to go sledding.
This little guy got his first taste of the snow.
This little guy did too – quite literally.
We had a hard time getting him to come inside for supper. He only wanted snow!
When my parents found out there was sledding, they came over with more sleds and snowmobile helmets.
The kids got a snowmobile ride and threw snowballs with Grandma.
There was snowshoeing . . .
under beautiful blue skies . . .
The frozen lake makes a perfect place to try out snowshoeing for the first time.
And of course, there was sledding.
Remember what we do with this hill in the summer?
Either way, it’s lots of fun.
By the way, is it there something wrong with you if you are 33 and still love sledding?
I find it to be good therapy for fried brain syndrome. I am now ready to face the week!
On a work note, several of you have asked about kits for Wildflowers. I added a couple to the kits tab above. We always want you to support your local shop or on-line shop first. And if you can’t find what you need, you can always contact us and we can help get you what you need. If any shops out there would like us to list links to your kits on-line, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.