Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another Startling Discovery!

So, invigorated by my success at publishing (almost published I think), I ventured into the realm of teaching.

I received an email from my new-found friend and publisher, Lindsay Murray at Quilting Arts Magazine, indicating that anyone who wanted to apply could turn in an application to teach a class at "Make-It University" in Houston in November. This is part of the International Quilt Festival that is held in Houston each year, and from all accounts, is wildly successful. Me, being the sucker I am, thinks, "Sure. I'll complete a proposal to do something that I have absolutely no experience in and have no intention of going to. Why not? I won't be asked to teach anyway."

Fast forward a week later, and, of course, I have a message in my email from Lindsay asking me to teach a one-hour class at the Festival. There is no mention of payment of my expenses to get there, accommodations, food, supplies, etc. Just "C'mon down, pardner!" Me, being me, thinks about it for a microsecond: I have no money, no experience, no way to get there, I can't possibly do it."

After that brief pause ended, I, of course, started making travel plans and arrangements. I have absolutely no idea what awaits me, but WHAT AN ADVENTURE THIS IS GONNA BE!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday thoughts...

Once again, I am guilty of ignoring my blog. I have good reasons for not being here, but none of them good enough to be away for almost two months. I'm not going to get anywhere like that...

So I believe my article in the magazine will be a reality. I keep thinking that something will happen and I will get the email that says "Oops, we're sorry. We left your stuff on the cutting room floor". But I don't think so. I got an email saying that the publishing date is approaching, and that they needed one more thing from me (a template). So, I guess it's for real.

We just put our wonderful dog, Ozzie, to sleep on Tuesday. It's so painful, but it was time for him to go. Anyone who loves a pet knows what I am talking about. No more pets for a while, but Dave is on a campaign for a cat. Cats get on tables and kitchen counters. Yuk! But they are cute, and can be sweet (when they want to be), unlike dogs, who are sweet 24/7. I see some meowing in my future. Train wreck... He may get his cat IF he agrees that I NEVER touch a little box, and if the cat can be hairless. I've had enough pet hair for a while!