What do you think of when you see the word deadline? Stress? Tension? Panic? Yes, all these and more. However, without deadlines I for one would simply sit around all day dreaming of what I would like to create, be it a quilt, dress or recipe.
For me deadlines usually mean there's an upcoming market on the horizon or a quilt exhibition, or maybe a desktop publishing job. Right now I am working on this quilt. I can only show you little bits, otherwise I would be shot at dawn.
I'm not quite at the head-in-brown-paper-bag phase, but I can feel that the deep breathing exercises are just around the corner. I have finally completed the quilt top, but now the fun bit begins - machine quilting.
The completed quilt (ha!) will be part of the Jems Quilt Sitters' exhibition to be held on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July at Brookfield Hall, Brookfield Road, Brookfield. Opening hours are between 10.00am and 4.00pm and the hall will be filled with the most creative quilts. I will also be selling some of my Hot Fudge children's clothing in the sales room - more deadlines. It promises to be the most marvellous occasion, with lots of delicious refreshments and even a jazz concert on the Sunday. Pop it in your diaries now.