Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nightmare

Have you ever had a nightmare that came true? I had it happen this evening. The phone rang, & it was "Seams Like Home", the local quilt shop where I teach. ''Deb, this is Sue. Did you know you have a class right now?" YIKES!!#@! "NO, IT WASN'T ON MY CALENDAR!"
Well, when I looked at the e-mail that Diana had sent me with my class dates, it wasn't on there. I asked Sue to apologize profusely for me, & I would call each student & reschedule with them. It took about an hour of phone calls, & everyone was very nice about it, & I have the class rescheduled for this Friday. In talking to one of the students, I found out there were 3 other classes scheduled that I wasn't aware of! What a mess.
Today I had finished up 3 ATC's, this 1st one, I tucked it into the front of a card, & it will be heading to Mags soon. The background on the card is black Misty Fuse, that was painted with copper paint.
I added copper beads & wire to the ATC's. I think I'll make a few more & give them to my students as a thank you for being so understanding.
I also made another threadplay flower. This one I used Oliver Twist hand-dyed cotton thread for the flower, one of my friend Mindy's fused glass blobs for the center, & a trilobal Polyester variegated thread for the leaves.
This evening I went out & bought myself a present. This red CD player. I have several CDs that have been given to me as gifts, mostly from my DD Michelle, & my DF Kathy. I can finally play them! I wanted to be able to bring some music with me for one of my classes. A design class. I think music can be very inspiring, & I've been longing to listen to music lately. It's funny, but for several years after my divorce, I couldn't listen to music without feeling sad. I guess I'm finally getting past that. It only took about 20 years!

8 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Your work is incredible.......so awful about the class mix-up! I would have dreams like that when I was teaching school and thought I wasn't where I was supposed to be, etc! Too bad the dream was real for you but glad the students were understanding!

The Calico Cat said...

That is my worst nightmare...

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I love your ATC cards, they look like planets traveling in outer space. The flowers great also.
I love playing different types of music when I quilt (african for my african inspired pieces, tropical for tropical pieces, etc.)and of course my favorite native american flute when natural dying!

Rian said...

I took a class with Katie P-Masopust and she played music...Mozart I believe it was...she said it stimulates your creativity.

Steph said...

Wow what a nightmare, I don't think any of mine have actually happened. Glad to hear that they were so understanding.

Nanc said...

That is a nightmare! I'm glad everyone was so understanding! Enjoy your music!!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Eeek, that is a nightmare alright!
Not your fault, though...and I'm glad you can reschedule your class.

Those ATCs are so creative...and the threadplay flower is awesome!

Lei Lei said...

What kinds of music to you like Aunt Bee? Miss you!