What a fun time I have been having!!!
My friend, Joyce Weeks (Geoff's Mom Patterns) has been staying with me!!! She flew here from Utah to attend her first rug hooking retreat and she's been hookin' up a storm! Katie Puckett (Kiss Rug Hooking) holds a HUGE traditional Rug Hooking Camp each January her in Jacksonville (I think this was her 17th year). It's called Off The Ocean Hooking Camp... we had 5 instructors from all over the US and 85 "hookers".
What fun we had... oh my.. you should see the projects they were working on.... everything from traditional rug designs to hooking their children's portraits, pets... you name it. I can't wait until NEXT year! I helped Katie with the retreat since her mom had to stay in Michigan... her Dad had heart surgery (doing very well) so they had to take it easy this year. The store was great fun and we are already planning fun things to make and have for next year!
Then.... Joyce and I have been working on projects that we have been designing this week... plus I'm getting ready for this coming weekend... at..
We have another super retreat planned and I can't wait to see the guys and gals! It seems like it has been FOREVER since we've all sewn together!
So... I'm working on last minute details... making door prizes... packing up everything... ...
Here's the issue... I am so easily distracted!! Oh Yes... we call it..."shiny" here in our family... this is how it goes... you are working on something... a thought comes in your brain... you leave your work area to take care of it...while doing that you see something on the computer that looks interesting...then another thought comes in your head... you remembered something you didn't want to forget to take with you... the phone rings and you are tied up for 15 minutes...while on the phone you have continued to look on the computer (ebay or Pinterest)... you have fallen deep into the rabbit hole of cyber-ville... then... ALL OF A SUDDEN IT "HITS" YOU... "shiny"... you are now wondering what in the heck were you doing... that "shiny" thing or thought has taken you OFF TASK!
OMG!!!! I need those horse blinders to wear... and FOCUS!
Okay... I feel better now that I have explained my issues to you!
Tell me... do any of you suffer from this disease?
Oh.. and here is something else I must comment on.. and apologize for...
I was reading my comments on the blog just now and this is what's posted:
you stole a picture of my dresdan heart and did not give me credit. Unbelievable! check your post Thursday, November 1, 2012
Also you have tons of people re-posting it from your site....I took it off my blog because of people like you!
I was in shock... I posted this wonderful piece of work in 2012 (3 years ago) ... getting the photo from Pinterest - with no information attached to it at all. "Lindy" is not happy that I did not give her credit... and I do apologize for that. However, credit cannot be given where credit is not available and what a compliment it is when someone loves your work to share it with the world. So Lindy... if you happen to still read my blog... I do apologize... here is your credit.
The same thing happened to me the other day on Facebook... come on people.... We are designers toooo.... If things are posted to any of our cyber-space worlds... it is out there for anyone to see and do with what they want.... sorry...that's just the way it is these days.
If you do NOT have information on a photo, etc. do not attack those that re-post and share your super talents... it's a COMPLIMENT - NOT someone trying to steal or take credit for your work!!!
I, however, think your work is fabulous and wanted people to see it!
Thanks to all of you that share MY WORK with others...
Check back with me soon... Happy Sewing!