sewing machine - check
fabric stash - check
cutting table - check
tools - check
music - check
thread - check
What else do I need? What else does a quilt studio need? For goodness sake, QUILTS!
My show at the gallery has now officially ended and Monday I picked up the remainder of my quilts. I missed them. After months in the gallery they needed some tender loving care. Everything needed to be washed. So I washed and dried and folded and hung. It was quilty therapy.
I needed a little therapy. We've spent the last week or so helping my oldest son get ready for his new job. The experience of a lifetime. He quit his full time job (with health benefits), postponed his education (which is a mom's euphemism for quit school) and took a new job. He's employed by a record company and will be the drum technician and monitor engineer for the band 'The Devil Wears Prada.' I put him on the plane this morning. It's been hard not to think of it as a trip. It's his job. He'll be on the road with the band. The tour starts in Europe, their first overseas tour...so my European friends...wave to him for me. Europe first, then a tour in the states, home for a short bit, then Australia, New Zealand. That's the itinerary I know for now. I've bragged that we've been enjoying our empty nest, but the boys have both been just an hour away, a phone call away. This feels VERY far away. But isn't that what we've worked toward as parents...a confident, independent child willing to take risks and be open to adventure?
He's started a blog to chronicle his life on the road and help us stay connected. Wouldn't it be cool if some of my friends popped over to wish him luck! Good effort, Ben...you're going to be FABULOUS!