Feb 21, 2008

A daisy day

I've been telling friends that the last 3 weeks of my life have reached the level of ridiculous on the stress meter, but then I remembered that right before that I had the evil sinus infection/horrid rash combo. Sheesh!

But yesterday, yesterday was a lovely daisy of a day. I got an offer for a great job that I think I'm really going to enjoy. The offer brought resolution to more than a year of uncertainty and stress in my life. And I found out that I will definitely be able to attend Artfest in April! I signed up and paid for Artfest in September to give myself something to look forward to, but whether or not I could actually attend has been one of the many uncertainties swirling around me.

So what's a girl to do to celebrate? Shopping of course! Even more loveliness awaited me. I found some cute shirts and pants and I had to buy smaller sizes than I originally tried on! This despite the fact that my workout routine has gone horribly off track lately. I will have to start exercising again to ensure that I will be able to keep wearing my new clothes! And then I found this book:

M. Joan Lintault Connecting Quilts, Art & Textiles. The pictures alone are worth the cover price; the in-depth, insightful thoughts Ms. Lintault shares about her artistic process...well, let's just say I can't wait to spend a long afternoon absorbing this book.

I finished off my daisy day standing outside gazing at the eclipsed moon. Lovely and amazing.


Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Yay, Nikki! I hope Artfest will be as wonderful for you as ArtFiberFest was for me.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Thanks for the link to Artfest. I'd not heard of this. It sounds like something my friend Judi and I would really like to do.

Good news too about the job. Do tell!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your nice words about the M.Joan Lintault book which I published. Hope you enjoy it! Check my website for other art quilt books..www.dragonthreads.com
Linda Teufel

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

P.S. You've been tagged! Please check out my post at
2008/02/six-quirks.html ,
and play along if it looks like fun.

Jeannie said...

The mailman brought my copy of Lintault's book today and so what better way to spend a dreary, wet day than with a cup of coffee and this book. Great eye candy! Have a great weekend. Cheers.

Nikki said...

I'm so happy for you! Bring on Spring!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Loved checking out your pretty and happy blog. Spnet lots of time reading past posts. I'll be back often and pass this along to friends and family alike.
Cheery Goodbye,
Mary Lou Weidman

Lava said...

Very interesting stuff. Congrats on all of your recent accomplishments.

I look forward to hearing more.

I also got my Heiffer International papers today. It was a pleasant mailing amongst bills and taxes due.

All the best.