Friday, January 15, 2010

2010 - Wow, do we have a lot going on!

Now that the holidays are over ~ the decorations are finally put away ~ and the “kids” are back at school (university), I must get back to work. So, the first thing that I do is organize  my 2010 calendar. Then, I start to hyperventilate! If you have logged on to our website recently, you already know what I am talking about.

So, next I schedule a staff meeting and share the calendar with them. And, what happens? They fire me! Funny, huh. Well, they are right. I need to get busy. They lovingly remind me that I have not posted anything on this blog in nearly a month and they gingerly inquire as to any NEW kits. My staff is fabulous and I could not do any of what I do without them. So, with so many shows and classes to prepare for, they urge me to lock myself away in my office/studio and start producing. I do what I am told :)

Our 2010 show schedule starts with The Sewing & Stitching Expo in Puyallup, Washington -  which is next month. This is the Biggest sewing show in the country that focuses on garment sewing. If you ever have the opportunity to go, you must! It is truly a fabulous show. I am so honored that I have been invited to teach a seminar there this year on Sewing for Children.  I am already busy writing my class notes and designing samples for the class. After all, it is just around the corner!

In March, two of us will travel to Atlanta, Georgia for  The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. I have been told that this show has a greater focus on sewing for children, so I am looking forward to seeing what is there. I will keep you posted..  and then, later in the month, we will be supporting our local quilt guild. The Bear Creek Quilt Guild Show takes place this year in Fort Worth, Texas. They have a show every other year.

In May, we’ll be at  Martha’s Sewing Market in Arlington, Texas. This is our biggest local show. I always teach there and have four new seminars already in the works. But the really BIG news is this: I have been invited to be a guest teacher for the all-day Sit & Sew! ~ I am thrilled beyond words! ~ I have submitted my ideas and suggestions and am awaiting approval as to which class to teach. I am sure that they will be posting more details on their website soon. I love teaching the 45 minute seminars for Martha, but to be able to teach an all-day class will be so much fun!

So, what about our retreats for 2010? I have four scheduled for this year and they are already filling up! I promise that I will devote my next blog to the retreats as this blog is getting a little long. Eeeks, I must go to my studio now for a few hours of designing. Except . . . I’ll have to clean up the sewing space first!


  1. You go girl! Let me know if you need help. And, I will be sure to sign up for your MP sewing class! .... or I can be an assistant (wink!)

  2. Thank you! I am not sure how you would become what they call an "angel". We'll have to investigate that unless you just want to sew!!!