Sunday, March 20, 2011

Busy mess, business, a workshop and a little rest....oh, and a book.

I haven't seen much of my table tops this week. Between obsessive pattern development and daily crisis-management, there wasn't much time to clear space. The days were not long enough.

My brain has felt pretty similar - full of things started and then set down while I run off to do the next last-minute thing..... things left lying about, ready to pick up again at the next available multi-tasking opportunity.
All the time, the situation in Japan has been on my mind. I can't imagine the grief, fear and everyday hardships that have befallen the people of Japan and I desperately want to help. The situaton at the nuclear power station has also been deeply concerning, on many levels.

But somehow, any sort of fundraising effort failed to happen in my week, despite my daily crises being trifles compared with theirs. It's a priorority for this coming week. Watch this space.

Strangely, the intensely busy Bag In A Day workshop was like a little island of calm for me. To focus on one thing (even if that one thing was several different bags) was a bit of a treat.

Even more of a treat, was meeting a great bunch of sewing gals who'd come in from Adelaide, Western Australia, Bendigo, Geelong and (all the way from) Brunswick, who made fabulous bags and were great company for the day. Thanks, girls!
After class, Lara popped in. We sat, had a chat, ate twice as much camembert as we ought, and looked through my advance copy** of Le Book....which arrived on Friday.
And so... another week begins. With a few doors closed behind me and a clear path in front, hopefully.
At least the table tops are clear.
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**The book is due for release in May. Don't worry - I'll let you know when it's available for purchase!!

29 comments:

Tania said...

If you haven't cracked open the champagne yet then today, surely, is the day? Accompanied by camembert and a perfect, 25 degree, autumnal day of REST. x

Monique said...

Can't wait to get this book... love the cover artwork!

Bree said...

WooHoo!! Looks great Nikki! All did pay off. ox

Jodie said...

tres excitement !

Kirrily said...

Oh, how perfect is the book cover! Cannot wait for it to come out!

My thoughts are with the people of Japan too. I can't even watch the news, so I can't imagine how incredibly difficult it must be to be living through that.

Leonie said...

Yep, there have been tears shed here for the people of Japan. But also tears of joy over the release of your book. V. proud of you. xox

Allison said...

As I said on facebook "Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal!"

Cannot wait, cannot wait, cannot wait.

Christina said...

The cover is wonderful! Love all those stitchy references on the cover! :)

Liam's Mummy said...

With all the excitement of the new book, I'm surprised that you have been able to sit still long enough to write a blog post. So exciting! Not long now until it hits the shelves! Congratulations!

Tanya said...

Do you love it? Are you chuffed and proud? I hope so xx
Bloody daily crisis management here this week too- agreed, trifle compared to others, but hard going for me.
Have a good week.
Cover looks very fab

Lurline said...

Goody, goody - May is not too far away!
Hugs - Lurline♥

CurlyPops said...

I can't wait til Tuesday. Soooo exciting to see your actual book!

meli B said...

Wow, what a sense of achievement you must feel with the book finally sitting in front of you. I remember quite a few blogs written in frustration, exhaustion, determination and hope. I can't imagine how wonderful this must be for you. May you sell lots and lots and lots of them.

Catherine said...

How exciting! Looking forwards to hearing more about it, and seeing it in May!

Fer said...

Yay! This book will definitely be going to the top of my book buying wish list! Oh and you can eat as much camembert as you like, so long as you drink a nice big glass of wine with it! :D

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Very excited about your book! But it won't be out in time for my birthday - boo hoo! But it will be out in time for Mothers Day - yeah!

Michelle said...

If the cover is anything to go by...Your book will be a huge success...
It looks gorgeous!!!

jodeye said...

OOOHHHH Yay! Can't wait for May. Congratulations!!!

flowerpress said...

Great cover, very exciting for you!!!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

oh that looks good.

the above is my entry for understatement of the year

Fiona said...

Can't wait for the book!! The cover looks great.

Cass said...

Book looks great

Kirsty said...

Huge, giant congrats Nikki. All that hard work...great job.

dd said...

Love the cover of your book!! Can't wait till it is available.

Anna said...

Great news about the book. I can't wait to buy it.

sewjourn said...

LOVE the cover.....and I'm sure the inside is just as exciting. Can't wait - well done Nikki!

Claire Gale said...

well done on the book. i would absolutely love you to review it on my book club. that would be so psecial what with you being the author and all.

KathyB said...

Cover of the book looks fab, I'm sure it's going to do really well!!

Katherine said...

Cheering with excitement over your soon to be released book! Yay!!!!