I thought I'd come home and write a nice blog entry about my week in Houston. Then when I got home, I figured my blog entry would be about my new book arriving on my doorstep 2 months early. But last night changed everything. It's always so amazing to me that life can change in an instant. I had to change my blogging plans to talk of a wedding!
Jeff and Sara came over last night to have pizza dinner with us ~ nothing out of the ordinary. When dinner was over and the other 2 kids at home had scattered, Jeff asked us if we would give our permission for him to marry our daughter. I knew this was coming but figured they would wait until the holidays to announce it. Ha! And I thought I would have a quiet 4 months at home to organize and create new art. Could the Life of Riley get any better? I am riding the moon with this news. We spent the rest of the evening calling the rest of the clan. I could hear my other daughters (at work & at college) screaming through the phone when Sara broke the news.
And yes, I was thrilled when I opened the package from Lark Books that was waiting for me when I got home from Houston ~ MY BOOK! I wasn't expecting it until January. I still have to call and find out if this means that everyone will be able to get a copy now, before the holidays...a great gift idea you know.
And Houston, Quilt Market and Festival. I'm still processing everything that I took in all week. Amazing students, astounding art, new opportunities, products, people, possibilities. It will take another whole post to tell you all about it, so stay tuned for more later this week.
PS I am revamping my blog so some of the old things are missing until I get it all set up again.