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Bloggy News {+giveaway winner!}

2016 May 27

I’ve got a few exciting catch-up newsy things to share with you today!

I am thrilled to let you know that I will be speaking at Quilts at the Creek in Toronto this summer. I was fortunate to talk to a few members of the York Heritage Quilters Guild while at the spring Creativ Festival and they have asked if I would present a trunk show once each day. (Yay!) I’ll be showing fun inspiring projects, talking about the background of Thread Riding Hood and how it (and I) have grown over the past 4 years. This huge quilt display happens at Black Creek Pioneer Village once a year. Quilts of all types are displayed around the village, perfect for a fun summer event. (I’m bringing my kids!)

They are accepting applications for quilt submissions until June 15th if you are interested in displaying some of your hard work. They also feature workshops and vendors – some of my lovely sponsors and many more! My trunk show will be at 1:30 each day, July 23rd and 24th. For more details you can find more trunk shows and workshop information on their website. I would love to meet you there!

On to more exciting news! The winner of the above Ellipse Tote from Among Brenda’s Quilts and Bags is Joanne S! I will be putting her bag in the mail today or Monday. SO thrilled! This bag is super fun and I love the colours. Don’t forget that you can find more pre-sewn purses + patterns to make your own Ellipse bag and others on Brenda’s website.

And a little announcement: The above photos are a re-cap of what’s been happening lately on my Instagram feed. Lots of new fabric and projects, with more on the way! Despite the crazy amounts of new things going on around me, I’ve been told (by a reliable source!) that I should take some time off and rest. Unfortunately, I’ve had difficulty doing simple tasks lately, along with exhaustion and new-to-me feelings of anxiety.

I think that I have pushed too hard with too many things on my to-do list for so long that my body has decided it’s time to get me to take a small break. I tend to put “me” on the back burner and I am (so excited) to be taking a tiny bloggy vacation. One week (or so) to just have fun with my kids, sew projects I’ve been wanting to work on, and not “feel bad” for stopping to read a book. Remembering to take it easy is going to be so hard for my go-go-go brain to do! But, as someone reminded me recently – If I don’t take care of me I will be of no use to myself, let alone anyone else!

I’m hoping to share more about my journey to “calm” as I learn how to re-work my life and deal with stress in a more manageable fashion. If you have any tips they would be most appreciated! See you again soon!

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  1. Laura E. permalink
    May 27, 2016

    I’ll have to make it out this time and be that familiar face in the audience for your trunk shows :) congratulations! And yes, taking time off is so important. I aim to follow your example and take it a bit easier too this summer. More sleep and more realistic to do lists should help a lot in my case :) enjoy your time off!

    • June 8, 2016

      Hooray Laura! The quilts are apparently amazing as well. I’m looking forward to it! Rest helps a lot I’m finding :) Thank goodness!

  2. Janette permalink
    May 27, 2016

    Yay for time off! That is a great idea! :)

    • June 8, 2016

      Thanks Janette :) It was really nice not to have a schedule for sure!

  3. Ann (no e) permalink
    May 27, 2016

    Hi Sherri,
    You have experienced so many new adventures in the past few months ;) Take a break ;) Play, laugh, hug, read a book, pack a picnic lunch, take along some stuffed besties, especially that newly mended sooooooo loved teddy, funky hats, Dad included, take some photos, have a nap. Breathe deeply and smile ;) You go girl!

    • June 8, 2016

      Hooray Ann – you are my favorite! Thank you! The rest helped for sure and I’m looking forward to slowing down but getting back into everything at a more reasonable pace :)

  4. Colleen permalink
    May 28, 2016

    I am in the rest and take care of yourself and enjoy the heck out of your children/family.
    I’ve had a year of emontional turmoil the only tip I have is get help/therapy and each day is new fresh another chance to be happy.

    When my son was young and having a difficult day I’d suggest he lay down for a little while and when he got up he could start his day all over.

    So if my day starts to get away from me I stop take a few breaths a drink of water or go in the bathroom and wash my face and just start over

    What ever happened went wrong is done I have a new chance

    Anyway I wish you the very best and enjoy yourself

    Colleen

    • June 8, 2016

      Thank you Colleen – your tips are wonderful! I forget in the middle of things to take a quick break and re-start. I will be working on this for sure. Thank you so, so much for sharing with me. I really really appreciate you taking the time to write. :)

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