While wandering around the backlot of the blog – ‘pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,’ I finally found the time setting, under ‘settings!’ Every time I posted it looked like I was burning the midnight oil and staying up until the wee hours to write my entry – not me! The clock was set at UTC time, which is what, Universal Time? Anyway, I fixed it!
Why is it that I need the deadline to finish? I’ve had months and weeks to prepare, but I need to see that finish line looming ahead for me to really put it in gear!
Yesterday I edited the last two patterns that I wanted to complete before the show. Crazy problems between my old word processing program – Word, and my current one – Pages; BUT there is more than one way to solve every problem.
Today I completed my business card. Again, forging through the unknown, which is a huge galaxy for me. I will now take it down to FedEx office and hope they can print it for me. If I let all the little things wrong with each step stop me, I would never accomplish any part of this project. I just have to let it be what it is – it is and never will be perfect.
Here’s my card…
Today I got all my boutique items priced. Also made the logo heading that you see on top of my blog – big learning curve for that one! Yesterday I bagged all my artwork, made up most of my kits and worked on more patterns. I showed examples of my patterns and kits at Guild last night and got positive feedback – I think I’ll see a lot of support next week at the show.
Tomorrow I need to turn in all my boutique items: 44 luggage tags, 13 postcards, and 11 individual wall hangings. I will also finish kitting because UPS delivered the last of the fabric I ordered.
I’m using this blog as a journal to keep me on track and document my progress.
Today I (1) turned in my two quilt entries to acquisitions; (2) finished making my luggage tags; (3) continued work on my pattern, “Nine-Patch Hash;’ (4) got ‘Caps for Sale’ books in the mail for my “Monkey Business’ quilt kits; and (5) continued to refine my lists of ‘Things to Do!’
More pictures coming. Awesome…
I’m counting down the days to the ‘Harvest of Colors Members Showcase’ for the Coastal Quilters of Santa Barbara and Goleta – a mouthful! I’m launching my quilt patterns and kits under the name Kristin O Quilts at that show. I’m very excited to be sharing a booth with Irelle Beatty, http://www.jibberishdesigns.com and Cathe Hedrick of Santa Barbara Quilting Retreats.com. Also showing work in the exhibition as an individual entry, “Square Peg. Round Hole;’ in a group entry ‘No Rules!’ and in the Special Exhibition of Fibervision, Art Quilt Group with ‘Moon Over the Mountain Cabin’ and boutique items – a plateful! TWELVE DAYS!
Got more work to do….Later.