Posted by JaneMiller on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
I know I promised you a monthly blarticle and I really don't want you to think I lied, but there's not going to be one this month. The least I can do is tell you why.
The main reason is that my son's wedding is in less than 2 weeks. Months ago I offered to make the ring-bearer's pillow and my future daughter-in-law declined, saying that she would use one that her friend had used in her own wedding. Thinking that this was in the vein of "something old, something new, etc." I figured that I was off the hook and happily went on to other projects. It was only 2 weeks ago that I discovered by accident that she had declined because she didn't want to bother me. Of course, it would have been much less bother to have done it 3 months before the wedding rather than 3 weeks, but at least that is done now and they both love it. Then there are the basket liners. I'm quite sure that you don't need the full explanation as to why there are baskets, or why said baskets might need liners. But there are and they do and I am making them. There are only 8, and they don't have to be very good in either quality or workmanship—good thing—and I am about halfway done with those. Which is actually pretty good considering that I only found out about this project last night.
Oh, and then there's the construction; or actually, destruction and restruction. After 8 years of living in my house, I finally decided to change a few things that have been bugging me from Day One. So now I have a wall where there used to be the window with the scenic view of the carport and the popcorn ceilings are smooth and beautiful. Plus some fresh paint in several rooms and a few other minor details. But I'm sure you can imagine the mess that all this created. (BTW, I highly recommend being out of town while one's house is being torn up; it really cuts down on the anxiety.)
Also, I was out of town teaching for a few days and tomorrow I'm teaching a new class here in Miami. That's it. That's the explanation. I'm sorry. I'm sure that there are many of you just as busy as I am, and I extend my sympathy to all of you. In the meantime, it's about time to start cooking for Thanksgiving, and I am very grateful for the wedding, the mess, the travel and the opportunity to teach, among many other things.
2. Linda in TX (26 November 2010 at 4:30 p.m.)OMG Jane - you continually crack me up! I LOVED meeting you and your minions at Market and completely fulfilling my fantasy to finally have way too many pantographs. Well, maybe not TOO many.... Good luck with all that's in your life and continue to leave 'em laughing. And you're right, be grateful for it all. Particularly the lack of need for quality in the basket liners.
1. Vita Marie in TN (23 November 2010 at 7:14 p.m.)I for one am "thankful" for the super creative Urban Elementz Team (great products and fun, funny, informative blarticles!)