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Saturday, February 10, 2001  
Today was the workshop at East Side Quilters

I thought it went pretty well. there were some machine-related problems but I covered most of the info on my "to do" list and everyone seemed to make progress on their own quilting samples. Several people mentioned specific things they found helpful and these were points I had tried to make along the way. People spent time chatting and visiting of course and we had a nice lunch break visiting.

I'm pooped! Ron and I went out to dinner at Lakeview Inn and the Guiness was just fine, thankyouverymuch.

Tomorrow it's back to work on the winter quilt and if the fates smile at the box office, a concert at Troy Music Hall - Leo Kotke.

Written at: 11:07:08 PM

Wednesday, February 07, 2001  
I'm getting ready for a workshop I'm giving at East Side Quilters this Saturday. One question I'm hoping to prepare for is the impact of pre-washing or not prewashing/shrinking fabrics and battings.

the goal of the class is to get people doodling at their sewing machines and to go home with some confidence that yes they can fill up a large space with some sort of quilting design. AND to get the raffle quilt quilted. That's an ulterior motive.

Nice day here. I did shovel off the back flat roof yesterday in case the rains came before the 14" of snow were gone. Sounds like some rather schizo weather in the coming days, but waterlogged snow on roof is not a good idea.

I think I just had some excess energy to burn. I had a job interview yesterday with Workers' Compensation Board. Very interesting sounding but a lot of travel and a small step back in salary. On the plus side, entrance into civil service and a teaching job. the people I met there were very nice. They're located in a building that used to be a very nice dept. store - Topps.

5 more blocks needed for the border of the new winter quilt. It's coming along nicely I think. I even managed to put in one of my earliest fabrics!

Written at: 2:47:48 PM

Sunday, February 04, 2001  
I thought it would be interesting to keep a more diary-like journal during the coming year, perhaps not just focused on taking photos and sewing but a little about what I'm thinking about and doing.

I tend to be a pretty busy person, but the past week was over the top for me. I put everything aside for about 3-4 days to prepare a web page portfolio for a job I'd applied for. That was intense! The interview went pretty well, although I'm sure there are other more experienced web page designers out there. The job wasn't so much about writing code as organizing all of the resources of this organization and putting them on the web for their members to access.

Anyway, after that, the monthly NYQ! meeting and (Friday) a mega-headache, I was ready to sew today. I almost didn't care WHAT I sewed. But I did start a new quilt, and one of the grant ones to boot. I feel pretty good about it and made a dent in a bunch of little blocks. Ron is working this weekend so I have a nice block of time to work.

Written at: 2:23:11 AM

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