Well, this has certainly been an unusual (and very busy) month for me here since we last spoke. Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time of year for me and my family, and this year...we have two more little dudes joining in the holiday fun. Live is very good - and never boring - here in Lindaland. The rumors of my retirement still crack me up!
I took some time yesterday to work with a friend (another solopreneur) in the quilting world to bank some videos for each of us, and the video above is the first of several I have in the 'queue' to work with. Video doesn't come easily to many of us, but my conversation with Scott Fortunoff (you have to watch the video to get the connection!) changed my thinking. So here I am, tackling the newest frontier. Growth doesn't come from inside your comfort zone.
I am happy to tell you that the MD Anderson Ovarian Cancer Quilt auction, which concluded earlier this month after Festival in Houston, raised a record breaking $55,400 (!), and I and my quilting partner on this project (
) have already started looking ahead to the next one. I have some thoughts - they are 'marinating'.
I had a wonderful time teaching students at the Introductory ruler class, and I do have a meeting with
to talk about more classes. As soon as I know the details, you will be the first to know. If you or your guild wants more information about the intro ruler classes, drop me a line (the email is below!).
I will confess that the email that
sent out fills me with sadness. I know that when I spoke with the management earlier this year, they mentioned the struggles that they found in the off-season of Lake Winnipesaukee, and they were looking forward to growing. I know I was happy to have them back, but it will be very sad to drive by that building next spring and see it empty. I had a much stronger visceral reaction to this shop closing than I thought, even though I'm still on the mailing list. I know I should make one more pilgrimage - I'm sorry, shopping trip - before they close.
It's now much closer to the Christmas shopping season, and I'm no further along in my shopping (and I'm usually done by Thanksgiving!). How are you doing? One of my littles is coming to spend the day with Papa and Nana tomorrow, and we're going to try to get the tree put up...that's one way to extend up the holiday season.
More good things - like the Interview with Scott Fortunoff - are on the way, and I'll be back in your email box before you know it, but for now, that's it.
If you have an ad or a listing for the Quilter's Calendar, please have it to me by the 25th so that it can be included in the December Cornerstones. I know it's a busy time of year for everyone, and if you can help me help you, that would be appreciated on my end.
All my best...