Thank you for leaving comments on yesterday's post--many of them made me laugh! If you haven't already done so, it's worth going back and reading some of the comments. Amanda over at Busy Little Quilter commented with a funny story too--you'll love it! AND her second comment about the word "idea" reminded me--my dad used to say "idear." Where it came from, we didn't really know since he was born and raised in California and we--us Californians--don't pronounce it that way. My dad was Italian though, and my mom thought that sometimes he sounded like a member of an east coast Italian mob--kind of New Yorkish. Maybe it was genetic?!
I have some exciting stuff to tell about--exciting to me, anyway, although I don't know how excited YOU'LL be! Still, I'm sure you can join in and understand my general state of giddiness when I tell you that I've made relatively firm arrangements to go away to one of Lindy's Bearpaws & Hollyhocks Lake Tahoe quilt camps! Woo-hoo, ladies, I'm going on a quilting retreat in September! Camp starts the afternoon of Labor Day and goes through late morning/noon that Friday.
I can't tell you how relaxing and peaceful it is to spend the better part of a week on the shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, with almost no responsibilities and all meals prepared for you. The views are wonderful, the company of other quilters is inspiring, and, well, you know--the whole experience is priceless! It's been five years since I last attended quilt camp, so I decided it was PAST time to go again. And maybe one of the best things of all? My camp fees will be paid with earnings from teaching quilt classes, so there's no drain on the family budget and it ALMOST feels like it's free!
Oh, and some more news that's loosely related, with a kind of funny story attached. Remember I mentioned stopping at the quilt shop last Saturday? While I was there, I asked Lindy if she was going to get more of the Buggy Barn's Frightfully Crazy books in--I've really had fun with the Buggy Barn/Pieces From My Heart stack and slice quilt method, and I'd like to make a Halloween quilt. Lindy said something like, "Sure! Do you want to teach the class?!" Well, I seriously had no thought about teaching another class--I had already thought about two classes I'd like to teach on the fall schedule and I figured that was enough. But the idea percolated in my brain for a couple days and I decided I'd do it! But I told Lindy I wasn't going to ask her about getting books in anymore; I'd just buy off the internet where it's "safe"! (Of course, she CLAIMS she wasn't trying to push me into teaching another class, and I wouldn't want anyone to think she tied me to a chair and administered torture or anything until I agreed, BUT I think she just knows how to push all the right buttons!)
So, anyway, I'll be teaching another class--this one will be on August 15th, and for those of you who are in the area and may be interested, I've put some information in my sidebar. You can email me for more information or call the shop to sign up. (If you click on the picture of the Frightfully Crazy book in the sidebar, it will take you to the Bearpaws & Hollyhocks website with contact info; if you click HERE, it will take you to the Buggy Barn site where you can see some of the patterns in the book.)
I'll leave you with another sort of funny story and probably a somewhat disturbing mental image--click away from here now if you're bothered by disturbing mental images.
As I was sitting here, writing this post to you, I felt something fall down the back of the neck of the somewhat loose T-shirt I'm wearing. I reached back and pulled the fabric away from my skin, and I felt something fall further, down under the waistband of my pants. As may be expected of any normal person like me, I jumped up and yanked all my clothes off, searching for what I imagined was probably a HUGE spider. Nothing. Then sanity returned, and I thought maybe it was one of the pins falling out of my hair, so I checked--nope, all there! Then I thought I felt something in my slippers (the only thing I was still wearing), so I took them off and shook them out. Nothing. I still feel all creeped out though. I hope my neighbors didn't pass by their window and see me hopping around naked--THAT sight could scar a person for life! And thank goodness Hubby was in the shower and has no idea. Shhhh! Don't TELL him! He'd tease me for YEARS!
Awhile back, I mentioned that if you did a Google search for "Kim quilts nude," you'd get my blog. Now you know Kim blogs nude too. And you know what? Now I'm thinking I'm probably not the only one of us all creeped out.
Now I gotta go take a bath and perform a cavity search. Thanks for stopping by to visit!