I’m going to pull back on my 3-4 posts per week cadence that I’ve kept up with lately to let my life breath for a couple of weeks. I’ve been under a tremendous amount of self-imposed stress lately and it’s taking a toll on me and the blog is the things that has to give for a wee bit.
I am part of a line dance team sponsored by my favorite local saloon and we are performing at a big festival: the Great American Celebration, over the weekend of the 4th of July in Spencer MA. I’ve got one dance on the list that I’m still shaky on and I need to spend some time practicing and doing some endurance work to make sure I can keep up with some of the younger girls. If you’re a local reader please do get in touch if you’re interested in going, I’d love to meet you in person!!!
In addition one of the coordinators of the event (a good friend) asked if I would be able to help whip up some pillows and cushions for a palette bench in the VIP area at the festival. I foolishly agreed before getting solid details. It’s 30 pillows and probably 12 cushions and with only 2 weeks to order the fabric, get it delivered and making the pillows I’ll be a bit stressed out as it gets down to the wire!
The 2015 New Quilt Bloggers blog hop is going so wonderfully and I’m so lucky to be involved as one of the co-hosts with three other ladies that have quickly become very dear friends but these types of online events take coördination, dedication and effort. I am so thankful we have a 2 week break already scheduled into these next weeks because I sure need it to come back refreshed for weeks 3 and 4 of the hop.
In offline life I’m also helping coördinate a group weekend trip for about 30 people at the end of July and trying to make sure I spend an adequate amount of time with my boyfriend, family and friends while juggling all these things while things are shaking up over at my full-time job.
On top of that I have a quilt I need to get finished, a family commissioned wall quilt (fabric came yesterday!), a quilt to make for a contest, a product I’m planning a Kickstarter for, a quilt along I’m planning for the fall and countless other projects that have had to be pushed to the side while I screw my head back on straight since it’s been spinning like a top since the beginning of June.
Here’s hoping you get a chance to enjoy some summer festivities these next few weeks (or winter activities for all my Australian friends) and I’ll catch up with y’all just as soon as I can!