A couple of days after I got home from California I came down with a monster cold that has totally shut down my work for weeks. I am finally emerging from that, though I still have a cough here and there. Coughing, even though it is far less, does not work well with precision quilting. LOL. So for a few more days I will do a little video watching, a little writing, a little planning, and a little design work. Still, it is progress for me to get back to work finally. It is my sincere hope that you, dear readers, do not catch something like this. Apparently it is going around, since a lot of my quilty friends seem to have had it too. It’s a bear and antibiotics do nothing for it.
Sew we recently bought a ROKU device and I have been playing around with it while recovering. One of my favorite things is that you can get YouTube on your big screen TV with ROKU along with whatever additional streaming service you have subscribed to. I have what came with Roku, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. Yesterday, I found Alex Anderson’s Simply Quilts from years ago on the HGTV channel. I also found It’s Sew Easy on Amazon Prime. What a delightful way to be entertained while I lay around like a coughing couch potato. I tell them where they could improve their techniques, and learn something to try later…hahaha. I still have to watch TQS and my BluPrint and IQUILT videos on my computer, but I can connect to my tv with a cable for that. It’s just not as convenient. I’m thinking I really need another day of video watching before I fully launch back into quilting and writing in my studio.
I did arrange with G Street Fabrics the other day that I will be teaching four workshops in April and May similar to the ones I taught last year. I have also talked with my oldest son Ken about helping me get fully set up for making some videos for YouTube on a regular basis. He has designed and built a couple of camera holders that are attached to the ceiling and can manipulate them to give different angles for the cameras. He just needs to install them. I also need to purchase a second video camera to work with them. I plan on launching a periodic video showing my techniques very soon, probably in early March. I have slowly been assembling everything I want for this and am close to launch.
Beyond that, I will be spending most of my time making show quilts and samplers for my books all year, as far as i can determine. I think I want to hang out at home and avoid any further disruptions to my work. I am excited about that now that I am getting over the monster cold.
Sew happy everyone! Stay healthy, enjoy your studio, and find a way to share what you learn. Let me know what you think about my video plans.