I am pretty close to finally getting the emails ready to go! I have to admit, it has been nearly impossible to work on it this week. Five years ago, when I lost my ‘real’ full-time job as communications director for a local nonprofit that closed, I acquired three part-time gigs to keep some cash flow up. I kept looking for another ‘real’ job, while juggling all the other gigs. I interviewed for my new job and started work five days later, so this has been a whirlwind here! One part-time gig is cut off immediately, one is fading over a couple of weeks, and the third is staying with me (the other blog I write for and manage.) Have no fear, The Curious Quilter is not going away. This has been my sanity and happy place ever since I started it, and I love hearing from all of you. (And I absolutely love my new job too!)
Now that I am nearly ready to send out things, I am very aware that email and mail on the U.S. East Coast could be greatly interrupted this coming with the “Frankenstorm Sandy” onslaught. Hopefully, the storm weakens or shifts course, and our New York, New England, and Eastern Canadian swappers are spared the worst. Clearly patience will also be required though if power outages are wide-spread, so please keep that in mind as you try to reach people. And to our friends in British Columbia and other places in the range of yesterday’s earthquake, I am glad that the damage and tidal surge turned out to be as insignificant as it did! I have been on Vancouver Island for a smaller earthquake—a very weird experience.
This week one swapper emailed me asking if I was getting any sewing done, as I keep encouraging all of you to do so. Well, frankly, not much all year! Samples for teaching sewing and quilting mostly, a couple of baby gifts. I am hopelessly behind. After this swap gets done, I intend to park at my sewing machine a lot, however. I really miss it.