Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunrise, Sunset


 Many of you know that I have an obsession with sunrises and sunsets.  Nothing in this world (besides the hubby and kids) gives me more happiness.  I am always amazed at the love that I feel when I take a moment to reflect on the simple beauty that God gives us each day with these beautiful sunsets. So, I had to share this sunset from last week with you.  It was gorgeous. 
Right now I am sitting in a hotel room in Phoenix (AQS QuiltWeek) by myself just trying to wrap my head around how I got here.  I know how it happened - a lot of hard work and dedication to goals, but it is amazing and sometimes it is surreal.  The journey has been over 5 years in the making and I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunities I have been given because of quilting. I must admit, I cried like a baby as I said goodbye to our kids this morning - I miss them, but I am excited (and nervous) about this week.
      
Teaching - I have found, requires a lot of preparation and that is why I haven't been blogging as much as I want to.  I haven't finished a project in a while.  So, just know that I miss being on here and sharing my finished projects with you.  I have a new pattern out and I will share that with you as soon as I can. I hope to share this week with you as well.  Hopefully, I will be able to conquer the anxieties I have about teaching and it will be a great experience.  Have a great week everyone!



21 comments:

Jodi Connors said...

Hi Judi,

I have been quietly following you for some time. I always sing the praises of your great prices and offering of free shipping and I, myself, frequently order from your company. I just want to let you know that I have offered up a prayer for you, to calm the anxiety and nervousness. You are fabulous at what you do and I am amazed at some of the spectacular designs that you have. I look forward to reading your blog posts and following along with you through your journeys. Just wanted you to know, you are in my thoughts and prayers,
Jodi
mtnfamily2013@yahoo.com

Noela said...

Judi, Your work is so beautiful, I think you will be a wonderful teacher. Hugs ......

Lesley said...

Congratulations on your quilting journey! Have a wonderful week!

Kate C said...

Judi, I am sure you are going to be a great teacher...just from reading your book, it is apparent that you love what you do and can explain it very clearly. Best of luck and congratulations on all you have accomplished!

Silvana Vituriano said...

Good luck!

Barb said...

Judi - silly thought: if you're anxious about teaching, I'm anxious about being one of your students! I'm packing my bag right now to catch a plane and will see you on Friday. I'm so excited! So if we both let those butterflies free, it's sure to be a great class.

Barbara B said...

Judi, teaching is just about sharing what you know how to do. Listen to your students, they'll teach you how to be a better teacher and you'll learn from them too.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Judi, you deserve everything you have worked so hard for. Please relax...just be yourself. Talk to them as if you were writing your blog! You will be wonderful. I'll wish you luck even though I know you won't need it. Big Hugs and Congratulations on all you have accomplished!

Janis said...

Count your many blessings, name them one by one!
You will do great!!! Remember who's in charge….you got this far !!!

Christine Robinson said...

I;m sure your teaching will go well, especailly because you have put such a lot of work into the prep.
You also learn loads from those that you teach,and every class is different.
Enjoy!

Nedra said...

Judi, welcome to Phoenix! I remember when I first encouraged you to teach at Quilted Works. Now look at you! I knew the minute I met you that you would be very successful, and I am so happy for you! Since this is my home town now, is there anything I can do to help you? I will come find you in your booth. We are in booth 638

Leeanne said...

Good luck with the teaching! You will do great! you have a bright bubbly personality.

Kris said...

Just have fun, Judi!! You will be fabulous!!

Tamie said...

Congratulations on seeing your hard work pay off. You deserve it. Enjoy your mini retreat- it is good for your kids to realize all that you do. I look forward to hearing about your teaching experience.

Shar said...

I'm sho excited to take a class from you! You will be a great teacher! Relax and have fun!

Vika Yaniff said...

Very it is sorry that I have no way to arrive on your employments... I would be simply happy will become acquainted personally - you are my creative inspirer!!! Let success accompanies you!

wolfiestitchin said...

I'm pretty sure that you will do grandly as a teacher and I am so incredible envious of those happy, lucky people who can take your classes. Take deep breaths, feel the calmness...have FUN!!

Michele said...

Breathe, smile and enjoy every moment. You so deserve this and I know you will do well.

colleencl said...

Judi - I love following your blog because what comes through is what an amazing person you are. Your work is beautiful, and you will be a great teacher. It is natural to have such nerves ... It's something you haven't done. I look forward to taking a class from you one day! Good luck and have fun!

Liz W said...

I just took your class Judi and you did a wonderful job!

We all had a great time and you were extremely professional and we had some really nice eye candy to show our other halves afterwards, even though they may not have thought we did it ourselves :) Stay in touch my dear....the Irish girl

Becky O'Brien said...

Judi, your classes were so fun! Your talent is a gift and I thank you for sharing it with us! You are soooo encouraging and personable. You made any intimidation I may have felt upon my arrival to your class melt away. AND... I am loving your book!
Becky