Aah. A sigh of relief. If only for a short while. A moment to catch my breath. A manuscript handed in – awaiting deliberation and review – from an editors red pen. Today I find myself with time on my hands. A blog to catch up on. A closet to clean out. Washing, shopping, cleaning waiting for me (it’ll wait another day). Friends to reconnect with. I have a book to read, a movie to watch, some ducklings waiting to hatch, and baking to do.
I need to realign my craft space, my thoughts, and get ready for stage 2 – editing, adding, illustrating, arranging photography, finishing.
I missed writing the newsletter last week, so much to say but so little time to say it. So here it am. Here I sit.
At whipup the past couple of weeks have been some lovely and inspiring guest blog posts. These people — fellow bloggers and crafters and people I have never met from all corners of the globe, have shared their thoughts, their processes, their private spaces with me and with you in this space. I love people I really do. Thank you and thank them.
Guest posts :: Creativity series
Destri from The Mother Huddle wrote a guest post about starting her business :: Joanie from Nini Makes writes about creativity and life and children :: Rachel from LuSa Organics writes about her business and her dreams :: Vanessa from Punkin Patterns writes about creativity and family :: Kate from Mini Eco shares her love of blogging :: Nicole and Debra from Improv Diary write about how their book came together :: Diane from CraftyPod shared her insights about making money from blogging.
I have been out and about a little – going to a local exhibition opening – which my daughter featured in (her portrait was part of the show), and went to the 250th issue launch of the magazine I used to work for and heard Bob Brown (leader of Green party here in the AU) speak — such an inspiring man. I also had some labels printed at Spoonflower and they arrived and turned out very nicely. As well I sent off a quilt to an Aussie quilting magazine for an issue later in the year. Busy busy. In between all of that there is still music lessons, theatre auditions, soccer matches, school events, book club, its a busy life this life. But good — you know!
So crafty stuff — links and so forth …
- I fully intended to participate in the Quilting Modern Book (by Jacquie: Tall Grass Prairie Studio and Katie: Sew Katie Did) Blog festival weekend (but it just didn’t happen) everyone who participated in the weekend is listed here — and just a quick thought on the book … it is beautifully presented and full of great ideas for modern quilts.
- The bloggers quilt festival was on again – some great quilts – take a few moments to take a look.
- Love Denyse Schmidts new book Modern Quilts and this post about her and it on the etsy blog.
- Love this toolbox post at Design sponge by quilter from Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers (love love love her blog too).
[Thanks to publishers and distributors for sending me books to review, I don’t get paid to post reviews but I am an amazon affiliate] (Australians can purchase craft books online through can do books or booktopia or else browse booko for the best prices.)