Monday, September 14, 2009

Madness


Sometimes it is a full time job managing me. I don't know if you are the slightest bit interested but, apart from the photo above, this is all I have to tell you about, so here is just one representative sequence of events from the last week alone.


1. In my diary is a little lecturing trip. Tuesday, Manchester for a client company, BPP. Wednesday, York for a different client. Thursday and Friday, Leeds for BPP. Quite neat and sensible, the travel being a progressive trip East and back along the same route. I book hotels. Dennis plans to travel with me, free that he is to gallivant at will.


2. Mum and Dad want to see us before we travel and I need to buy a waterproof jacket which is one of the things you can buy where they live in the Lake District. (You can't for example buy Mango Frappachinos). So we add on Saturday and Sunday in Penrith, traveling from Leeds. I tell Dennis the new plans.


3. BPP cancel the Thursday in Leeds. I unbook the hotel the night before. This leaves us yo-yoing across country witha gap in the diary. I ring my Chambers to tell them to look for work. I tell Dennis the new plans.


4. Another client, MBL ring. Can I fill in for a speaker who has let them down. Thursday in Leeds. Oh yes I can. I rebook the hotel. I ring Chambers to tell them not to look for work. I tell Dennis the new plans.


5. BPP ring again. They are now cancelling the course on the Friday. I unbook the hotel. I ring Chambers and tell them to look for work.


6. Then on the off chance I ring Judicial Bookings. Do they by any chance have work on Friday. They do. In Kendal. Also in the Lake District. I ring Mum in her B&B capacity and book a hotel. I ring Chambers. I tell Dennis......


How I found time to put the above quilt together for Magie Relph I do not know! It is a work in progress made with shweshwe fabric and wax prints - we are worried about the big plain block. It might come out, it might get embellished. Hopefully it will be a kit. Who knows what will happen to it and where I will be when I do it!

6 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

ahhh the joys of being employed by many and trying to make a living at it....

Brenda said...

To my eye, the big plain block (I assume you mean the block with the large blue centre) does not jump out too much. And I like that it pulls the eye to the smaller blue blocks and strips. Perhaps you could audition some other fabrics over the top and take photos before you rip anything out.

Alternatively, if you had easy access to a mango frappucino, you could do some natural dyeing...

Deborah Boschert said...

Yikes. I'm exhausted and frustrated by just reading this.

Mango frap... yum!

If the block is bothering you now, it's likely to continue to annoy and you might regret not changing it.

Quirky said...

That type of week sucks... Did you manage to do all that sewing while coordinating, do you take a little travel sewing machine, or do you hand sew on the road?

Margeeth said...

Things like that happen here all the time, only they are related to the children, so now you know how it feels to be an mum? (a bit)
I think I see what you mean with the large blue center. It kind of draws the eye and never lets go again. i think you have to do something with it, either embelishing or replacing it (I think the latter would be better, but that's just my two cents worth of opinion)

katelnorth said...

I agree the big plain block needs something - either a different fabric or an embellishment...