Long Beach to-do list

I never did get in the habit of posting my to -do lists. It seemed to make me more nervous and manic to have it posted online for everyone to see (and for everyone to note my failing if I didn’t get it finished!). I am such a goal oriented person, and I sweated bullets making sure I completed each task so that you all wouldn’t think I was a loser!

However.

I have so very much to accomplish between now and the IQA Long Beach show (which I may have finally stopped calling “Houston in Long Beach”), that I think the extra angst that accompanies a very public posting of a to-do list might keep me on task!

So….

  1. make 2 demo Wild Onion Jackets for Cranberry Quiltwork’s vendor booth
  2. stuff patterns into bags then box them up for the show
  3. buy beads and a brayer for classes(ooo, tough– go shopping!)
  4. dye more fabric
  5. finish rusting fabric
  6. make rusted fabric Wild Onion Jacket (not necessary– might get put on the back burner)
  7. load disolvable film and make trapped fiber appliques
  8. create groovy sample using trapped fiber appliques– a bag? a tee shirt or sweater?
  9. kit fibers and film
  10. finish postcard to hand out
  11. load/quilt Melody’s quilt
  12. make blue bag for show
  13. buy food/wine for show

Of course, this is in addition to my regular “Mommy” duties! And I have to pack.

Packing is so interesting to me; although I have plenty of clothing that I love, whenever I pack for a trip, my closet always seems so deficient! I think it may have something to do with my wanting every item of clothing to work with every other item. I don’t like to bring a lot, so each piece needs to pull its weight! Plus, as a wearable artist, I like to express myself with my clothing…. oh brother, I think I just need to admit that I hate to pack!

OK. My day is mapped out. I need to get cranking with this:

so that I can get cranking with the list! Wish me luck! I’ll check in and check off later tonight.

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Well, it’s time for me to turn in, and I’m feeling pretty good about all that I accomplished tonight.

  1. make 2 demo Wild Onion Jackets for Cranberry Quiltwork’s vendor booth I was able to finish both demo jackets.  They are very pretty, and I’ll show you photos tomorrow.  I didn’t complete them, as I need them somewhat un-finished in order to demonstrate my technique.  But still– TWO jackets!  woo hoo!!
  2. stuff patterns into bags then box them up for the show My boys had science camp this morning.  By noon, they were back home.  I bribed promised them I’d take them to the library and let them play on the computers there if they would let me work for a few hours.  No fighting, no silly interruptions (blood or guts only, boys.)  Instead of just sitting around reading (sigh.  how heavenly THAT sounds….sigh.) I packed up a bunch of pattern parts and took over a library table.  I stuffed 135 jacket patterns, and all the while, I was practicing my demonstration patter.  Quietly, of course.  Shhhh.  We’re in the library!  This was a definite stroke of genius, and I’ll be doing this again.  It’s much easier on my back to stuff pattern envelopes on a big table than on the floor!
  3. buy beads and a brayer for classes(ooo, tough– go shopping!)  Bead store in town isn’t open until Wednesday, but our art store was open, and had 4 different brayers to choose from.  Hah!  Who says Ojai is a one horse town?!
  4. dye more fabric
  5. finish rusting fabric I can’t really cross this off.  But I did get close to finished with this particular piece.  For some reason, the new, old rusty wheelbarrow doesn’t rust fabric as easily as the old rusty wheelbarrow I was using.  I might have to steal the old one back from DH.  What difference does it make to him?  They are both RUSTY!!
  6. make rusted fabric Wild Onion Jacket (not necessary– might get put on the back burner)
  7. load disolvable film and make trapped fiber appliques
  8. create groovy sample using trapped fiber appliques– a bag? a tee shirt or sweater?
  9. kit fibers and film
  10. finish postcard to hand out Oh yeah.  Oh yeah.  I finished.  I finished.  I hope it looks as eye catching in person as it does on my computer monitor.  You never know about these things.  And I couldn’t get a color sample, which helps enormously when you are printing this type of thing.  It’ll be great!  Yup!  I got 300.  Want one?
  11. load/quilt Melody’s quilt.  This will happen tomorrow.
  12. make blue bag for show
  13. buy food/wine for show
  14. load/quilt Susan’s quilt (no, not me Susan, another Susan.  I know, you’re shocked.  There’s another Susan?!)  This is a not a new thing to do– I just forgot to mark it down this morning.  But Susan, if you’re reading this, I didn’t forget about your quilt!  I got the batting in the mail today, and the template is on its way, too.

OK.  Time for me to turn in.  I got a lot done today, but I have a lot more to do.  Shoot.  I need to find out what time my demo is!  Guess that makes #15 for tomorrow…

Night!

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3 responses to “Long Beach to-do list

  1. Good luck Susan. Sounds like a lot to me.

  2. Doreen Kinkade

    Hi, I am going to that show. It will be my first big
    show. I am so excited. Hope I don’t get to overwhelmed. Very excited to see your jacket pattern and jackets. Look forward to meeting someone whose blog I visit all the time.

  3. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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