Friday, January 24, 2014

Barely Breathing.

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So, it is crazy around here - I am sure I say that too much.  I feel like I can barely breath and sometimes it is hard to get things done.  I was able to catch up on two class samples for my upcoming teaching debut in Phoenix.  I am nervous, and excited to say the least.
I am also excited about my view from my studio.  It makes me happy.  I can't share my full studio just yet because it is still a work in progress.  Anyone want to come and organize for me?  ;-)

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The lighting in my studio is perfect.  It really is.  I am using my dragonfly and butterfly templates from my In The Meadow quilt from my book. I will be teaching this filler and the templates in Phoenix, the class is called Quilting Templates Intensified - see you there!

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It is fun to be quilting.  I just love every part of it.  Moving into our home has been great, but the timing couldn't be more terrible as far as getting all things quilty done.  But, I will make it through, I am sure - I live and breath off of procrastination and I do get things done, I just end up being a little stressed during the duration of it.

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These moments keep me going. 

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And, I just had to share my little Jonah getting the car door for me.  Between my husband and my boys, I never open the car door.  Chivalry is still alive in our home and I am so grateful for it.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 



23 comments:

Suzy said...

Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat. LOL. Everything will be fine, you'll see. BTW, I'm a great organizer and would gladly come organize your studio in return for having a quilt quilted by you. Hehehehe. :o)

Auntie Pami said...

Only if you have a guest room. I might be too busy playing with the kids. Getting closer to phoenix. I checked, classes are getting sold out!

Vika Yaniff said...

Как здорово светит солнышко на прекрасные узоры! Успеха вам!!!

Tracey Holzer said...

That quilting in your third photo is AMAZING! Way to go!!

Judy Smith said...

Judi, hang in there, before you know it everything will be just so. Have just found out you're coming to Australia to teach. I so look forward to meeting you in October.
Regards, Judi Smith

Beth said...

I am signed up for your Mark it, quilt it fill it class. Not to worry...lots of friendly faces will greet you! so glad you are teaching. Big deep breaths!

Leeanne said...

I have booked the first available flight out of New Zealand to 'pop' over & help you get sorted in your studio!
So lovely to see the wee gentlemen in your family!

MarSha said...

Judi, as mother of 2 grown up boys, I would tell you to kiss them hold them and listen to their dreams while you breath deeply. I now it seems as if there are too many to do's and not enough hours, but from my side of the age divide, i know that I should have tried to be less perfect by keeping all the balls in air, when I should have made more memories with my boys. Marsha

Denise said...

I love your quilting style. Would you consider teaching a class through the on-line site craftsy.com? You could reach 1000s of people world wide without having to travel.

Patti said...

Your quilting space has so much promise! And I love your view. Much happiness there. Love the photo of your son in the quilt. And we all manage to get things done - I can be a deadline person too. I am looking forward to seeing you Canada. Embrace the craziness in your life - that means your life is interesting!

Gramma Quilter said...

Amazing mama! Love the pic of your little boy sitting with a quilt. So great. You and Clint are raising the next generation of Kingdom kids!

Bev said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Your quilting takes my breath away! It is beyond gorgeous! And that little boy! Pure sweetness. Just so sweet. Enjoy them while you can. They grow up in the blink of an eye! People used to tell me that and I was just so tired all the time that I didn't really understand what it meant. You are ultra talented (as I'm sure you know). It's a pleasure! Cheery wave from Bev

Bev said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Your quilting takes my breath away! It is beyond gorgeous! And that little boy! Pure sweetness. Just so sweet. Enjoy them while you can. They grow up in the blink of an eye! People used to tell me that and I was just so tired all the time that I didn't really understand what it meant. You are ultra talented (as I'm sure you know). It's a pleasure! Cheery wave from Bev

Barbie Mills said...

What a VIEW! That looks like a wonderful place to work.

I'm signed up for two of your classes at HMQS and I can't wait! I'm sure you'll do a great job in Phoenix---the samples look amazing.

Your little boy looks so much like you! What a little gentleman.

Shar said...

I can't wait to meet you at the HMQS show. I am taking 2 of your classes. I do have a few questions that I need help with about quilt. I tried emailing you, but I don't know that it got through. If you get a chance maybe we can connect sometime. I'm in the process of starting my quilting business.

Filled with quilty goodness said...

LOL, for Southern women, doors at those things that courteous men hold open for women as they pass from one portal to another. Enjoy your courteous men!

wolfiestitchin said...

Take a deep breath, hold it and slowly exhale. Repeat :)
I am so incredible envious of all these people world wide who are able to take your classes. As I said a million times, I'm in total awe of your talent and me dream is to one day (in time for retirement maybe?) own an LA and start playing.
Your Jonah is amazingly pretty and it's a wow factor that all your men opens you car door for you. That my dear, has never happened over here LOL.

QuiltinGram said...

Love your quilting..you are so talented! Jonah is adorable and glad to see he is being taught how to be a gentleman!

Michele said...

I'm so excited for you and I would totally love to come and organize your new studio for you. I'm good at that and it would be a blast.

Barb said...

YOu have a beautiful home, your studio looks awesome so far...I am sure you can't wait to get it all done so you can enjoy it more.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours.

Em said...

On how I wish lived there so I could come and help and be with you!

Diane Comeau said...

Beautiful Work!!!