…to stay calm and centred and breathe… (but scenery like one above always helps to calm me down). It appears that over the past several weeks many people’s personal lives have been fraught with obstacles and unexpected events making it difficult to move forward with best laid plans. This has spilled over into my (I thought) well planned and organized annual Art Quilt Campus event.
I have spent most of last week and the entire weekend trying to deal with more cancellations and changes and am now focusing on packing and getting things into the car for transport to Muenster. I will be glad to get there this coming Sunday, unpack and giving out welcome hugs to everyone.
In a way I feel this year’s developments on my personal, minuscule scale is a reflection of the bigger picture and what is going on in the world. Uproar and uncertainty is all around us, therefore I am so grateful for the opportunity o gather like minded, kind and creative people around me for a couple of weeks. I know we nurture each other and support new ideas to move into the future.
I have had several emails and phone calls with the one question: “Will Inspiration Kantha arrive in time for Art Quilt Campus?” The simple answer is “YES”. As of this morning I can confirm that Inspiration Kantha will arrive in Moose Jaw this Thursday, just in time to pack and take to Muenster with me.
It has been quite the sage: I ordered three boxes to fill various orders for autographed copies. Books were shipped two weeks ago…. and due to unexplained details FedEx returned them to the shipper without notifying me when they arrived at the Canada/USA border. I discovered this last Thursday (a full week after they were shipped) and after several phone calls to the publisher was assured that the books would be resent via FedEx 2 day service. Friday the notification arrived that the books had left the publisher’s warehouse; this morning FedEx tells me that they will be in my possession on Thursday. Somehow the math just does not work out… but I will stop worrying and breathe easy for now as the books actually cleared through customs and are in Canada. That is a whole lot better than the situation last Thursday.
Hope your week goes well and life begins to settle down a bit for everyone.