Yep! I went down to the beach in North Carolina for some brisk beach walks and salty air.
I’m back from North Carolina and hope to be back to work soon. Tomorrow, beach and travel pics. A little preview-
But the news for today is the latest Issue of Sweet Paul Magazine! Remember back in February when I posted about their visit? Now the magazine is out and there I am, starting on page 28- I am so totally thrilled to be featured in this gorgeous publication! You can check out the whole magazine online and/or you can get yourself a paper copy. It is a special Kids issue and there is loads of goodies in it- products, recipes, home decor. What an exciting day.
Oh man, what a week. After teaching last week-end, I had plans to get things finished up this week. That hasn’t happened.
We are having Spring and here is the proof- my always blooming on Patriots’ Day daffodils.
Once the news of the bombing in Boston was everywhere, I found it almost impossible to pry myself away from the computer. Finally by Tuesday evening I was able to settle down enough to spend some time in the studio. But all week has been about obsessively checking Twitter and all the news streams. Today has been very strange. The town where I live is not “locked down”, but most of the surrounding towns are. The streets, the sidewalks and the sky are all eerily quiet unless a really loud helicopter flies overhead. Public transportation is cancelled so no bus noise on Mass Ave. And so so much crazy news and no real news at all. I tore myself away from the computer at midday and went out to the garden and turned the compost pile- phew! It was a relief to be out in the sun and doing something physical.
So, here is the studio today.
You know I got about 90% done on 3 lumberjacks (last post) and then I got distracted by the idea of making more of this model of lumberjack. I’d cut out and dyed fabric for 3 more “Big Men” tattooed lumberjacks last fall, but never cut out the rest of their necessary pieces. I did that. And sewed them up and stuffed them. And then thought I’d like to make the thinner guy as a tattooed lumberjack. I’ve got 5 mostly cut out now, 2 sewed, 1 stuffed. And one more thing- I want to cut out some big men lumberjacks, no tattoos. Yes, I have been distracted.
Piles and piles of wool, stuffing, pattern pieces, misc. other fabric piled up over every surface. The studio is not exactly in the state that would lead my brain to calm relaxation. Oh well, that really isn’t my way.
In other news, I am going to be off for a little vacation, leaving mid next week and gone for a week. I’ll be deactivating most of my Etsy shop on Tuesday but thankfully I can still sell my patterns because Etsy has just rolled out instant downloads for pdf patterns- Hurray! If I get any of the fellows finished, I’ll post them before I leave. Otherwise it might be quiet around here for a while.
Fingers crossed that everything will be feeling back to normal soon.
This was my last week in Instagram.
And over the weekend, I taught a Tiny World Class at Gather Here. Here is setting up-