August is my time to reboot. It's family time. Even though everything I do is family time based, August is a time when I really unplug, look at what I've done the past year, and then start looking toward projects that are upcoming. September is actually the start of my next year of work. Re-energizing the brain, seeing what I can do next, and how can I get out and mini golf a few more holes and walks long the beach and can some tomatoes, all at the same time! ;-)
This year, fall is ... well, loaded for me personally because I am
preparing to send my daughter off to University! Those who have been following along with me all these years, can you believe it??
I'm not entirely sure I am ready for that, but it's coming anyway! I have spent this last year, traveling less, and focusing on projects and events that have kept me home more... Or, I've taken her with me. We do love a good road trip. ;-)
I'm so proud of my girl.
In my very first blog post in Sept 2008, B had made a bunch of drawings that she wanted me to make into toys that she could sell to raise money for www.lovewithoutboundaries.com. Ten years later she is still a go getter and self starter. I'm so excited for her to to find her path.
I'm one lucky mama.
One thing I have always told her is to make note of the things in life that bring you complete JOY. I have focused my life, that if something wasn't bringing me joy, I'd change things to make JOY happen.
So I have a few changes coming.
One change, is that we are shifting our store this week to a LARGER space on the same floor I am currently on. YAY!
So when you come to NYC to visit, Address is the same, just moved across the hall to give us a bit more space. It's been a JOY having you come to me, to say Hi, and talk quilts!
So, As of Thursday August 24th, we will see you in #803, instead of #811! Don't expect the shop to be all organized yet... We are just shifting over, and I will deal with making it all cute again, once I'm back in NYC after Labor Day. haha! ( I still have a few days of vacation left!)
You will see more 3-5 day classes in 2019, and another road trip. So check my teaching calendar at the bottom of this page (click here) GRAB A SPOT in my classes, join a guild so you can participate! Because in 2020, I will be traveling even less. 2020 is a big year for me personally, (50!) and I plan on doing some other things that bring me JOY. So get those class spots now! You can see that even in 2019 many of my longer classes are SOLD OUT.
I will add more 3 day retreats from my home, and individual classes from my home ( just not on the road for 2020). So sign up for my newsletter, as that is where those details get announced, scroll to the BOTTOM OF MY WEBSITE, there is a box to sign up for my newsletter... or a pop up may display saying sign up... DON'T MISS THESE CLASSES.
**Also, in guild that will be having a show in 2020 and it's drivable for me? I am up for vending/lecturing/exhibiting and teaching multiple classes. ( not just one class here and there) hit that contact page on my website!
That's it for now... Gotta plan some friend retreats, and fun trips with my friends & hubby for 2020. ;-)
Wish me luck Saturday! Dorm drop off day. oh my word.....!!!!