On the positive side, instead of loading 300 yards of fabric into my tiny Acura I will only have 3 small boxes. On the negative side- well not sure yet. I suppose if I go crazy doing black and white studies I can always supplement my stash with some of Nancy's fabrics. But I am going to try to be very disciplined.
The Barn comes at a good time. I just finished the second 90 x 90 inch quilt. I must say that it is a terrible pain to try and assemble this in my studio space with only one table. Some of the fabric is not lying as perfectly as I would like, but I am certain that quilting will fix that.
I also finished my quilt about the mugging. I used wool batting which I will never ever use again. Talk about bearding. It was fine against light color fabrics, but against dark it was a night mare. I spent 3 whole days picking filaments out with a tweezer, cursing all of the time. I think I have saved it, but I will cross wool batting off my list permanently and retreat back to my favorite- Thermador. No bearding problems with that at all.
At work I wrapped up a client presentation today, let all of my clients know that I am going out of town, and have a crack team back in Alexandria that will let me spend two weeks without thinking of the business.
Dave leaves for Canada and Jerusalem, my daughter from Mexico City is dropping in for 2 days and leaving a few hours before I head out on Sunday. And even my dog is taking a vacation with my son's dog in Baltimore.
So- on mothers day I will get up bright and early, pack a light load, and head off.