Life tends to go through phases, doesn’t it? Sometimes it’s smooth and calm, and other times, it’s hectic and one thing after another! I’ve had a brief chance between the end of school holidays and my trip to QuiltCon next week to start my work year properly, but it was just the warm-up phase for what’s to come over the next few months. Between a busy family life, and some pretty intense work months for myself… let’s just say that the light at the end of the tunnel is our trip to Japan in June! Oh yes, there’s at least four months of solid head-down-tail-up to be done, and my Quilter’s Planner is getting quite the work out.
As a brief example of how life is rather crazy, let me share a little about our March… A week after I get back from QuiltCon, my husband heads off to Europe for a work trip for 10 days. A couple of days after he returns, my son heads off on his first school camp! Then in quick succession is my daughter’s birthday party, her birthday, and then it’s Easter long weekend when we have family visiting. And that is the start two weeks of school holidays. The aforementioned Quilter’s Planner is seriously all marked up!
As such, I’ve had to take a hard look at my (too long) to-do list and make some changes. It’s meant saying no to a couple of opportunities, postponing some things, and making some changes to the way I do certain things. One such change is that instead of being weekly, my newsletter, Behind The Quilts, will now be going out fortnightly for the next few months. I’m going for quality over quantity, as I’d rather still have plenty of interesting news and information to share in each newsletter, than scraping for bits and pieces each week.
And in other news, every now and then, I re-assess my range of patterns, and sometimes, it’s time to retire a pattern or two. The Bright Sky quilt pattern is one such pattern now being retired, and is on sale on Craftsy and in my store for just $5 for the rest of February to say good bye. It’s a great fat-quarter friendly design, and shows off your large scale prints beautifully!
Just in case it’s not your cup of tea, but you still like stars, then the Milky Way Sampler bundle is just $5 for the rest of February too!
Or perhaps you have too many fat quarters to feature for Bright Sky? Then Geode is the one for you, and yes, the PDF pattern is also just $5 for the rest of February too. Geode is on Craftsy and in my store.
How’s that a nice, happy way to end this post? Well, that and a final word I want to say… thank you so much for all your ongoing love and support. This process has been hard for me, as I hate to ever feel like I’m letting down people! But I know that it needs to happen so as to keep the core of what I do sustainable going into the future. And while the next few months are going to be incredibly busy, it will also be incredibly rewarding afterward. Please bare with me as things may be a little less scheduled/regular! I do promise there’s still some fun bits and pieces coming in the next few weeks and beyond, don’t worry, I’m not going away completely!