I'm back from a whirlwind trip to the Quilt Festival in Houston. This was my first time teaching. I had two demos and three classes, so it was pretty hectic. I spent the previous two weeks creating handouts, boxing up my supplies (all 14 boxes), making fabric samples and trying to stay sane.
When I arrived for my first class on Thursday, I was a bit frazzled, having just driven the 3 hours from San Antonio, and unloaded everything into the teacher's room. After I set up for class, I had some extra time, so I sat quietly to try to center myself. As I did, a voice in my head said "just have fun." I smiled and realized, "Yes! I don't need to worry about anything - I love what I do and I'm here to share that with others and enjoy it!" My perspective shifted in that instant. And I did have fun. It was exhausting, grueling and hard on my feet, but it was also exhilarating, inspiring, and a blast!
I met so many wonderful people, saw some amazing quilts and got a boost of creative inspiration. I'm going to stay on that high for today. Unpacking all those boxes can wait until tomorrow!