This time of year I always feel like Michael Vale.

I know you know who he is, but do you know, you know who he is???

Fred the baker!

“Time to make the doughnuts. I made the doughnuts.

Time to make the doughnuts, I made the doughnuts!”

The last few months before Quilt Market, Spring or Fall, I’m always working late, working early.  It’s like a revolving door around here.  I’d hate to know how many hours I’ve racked up between designing, sewing, writing, editing, photo shoots, cover designs, dreaming up ways to address booth design, etc.

I go to bed too late and wake up too early remembering something else I need or want to do.

Back in December I made hotel reservations and sent in my booth registration and proposals for schoolhouse sessions. It seemed like May 16th was a lifetime away, but slowly and surely, the time spent with my sewing machine and computer, throw in a few parties for birthdays, bridal shower, Mexico vacation, quilt retreat, business trip with DH, out-of-town lecture/workshop, daughter’s confirmation…  is now down to a few short weeks.

It’s a good thing I pushed myself way back then to work on designs, and start instructions. At this point I love seeing some of those things done.

Let’s not forget I still have a birthday/Mother’s Day/confirmation party to host!

Not to mention my family thinks they need to eat EVERY day…

Just when I think I’ve got it all under control, I remember that I need to order electricity.  Other designers that are ready to go to market start asking about dinner plans, what?

I need to finish up my layouts for a couple more patterns before I go to printing, then I will get my brochure ready.  I should have the remainder of my photos back from my photographer by Saturday…

Is it any wonder that I feel like I made the doughnuts, it’s time to make the doughnuts???

…and this is why I feel like Michael Vale.

Back to it!

Can’t wait to show you my new designs.

Until next time,

Susan

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