No really, I am, and I know that ‘cos Nicke said so ;o)
I now have to tell you seven things, so lets explore how versatile I can be 7 different creative ways…
1. So today I officially started up the West Central Scotland Modern Quilt Guild. You know, as you do on an average day… I was thinking about this before Christmas, or rather, I was thinking it would be nice if there was one, and since there wasn’t, I rounded up my local blogging quilt buddies, did an ‘arm up your back’ persuasion thing (although really Lynz nearly leapt through the screen with excitement, I think she could have tried to kid on, even briefly, that she wasn’t into it to hold onto some dignity ;o) ). If anyone wants to come and play, we’ll be meeting at Cushion and Cake on Old Dumbarton Road in Glasgow on Wednesday 25th January at 7:30 pm. Even better, Pamela says she’ll make lots of cake for us!
2. I counted up all the QALs, other ALs, swaps, bees, and other sewy commitments today… I will be making quilt blocks in many sizes, shapes, colours and styles, I will also be making a ‘mystery item’ in the FLTOS swap, plus 4 bags, some pouches and a few other things for the business, taking a curves class and making a skirt for my mum all in the next couple of months. That actually might not be versatility so much as sheer insanity…
3. My pinterest boards have 2 main themes, sewing things and cooking/baking. I pin far more creative things, but on days I catch up with the few cooking boards in my blog feed, invariably those pins get repinned at about 5 times the rate of any creative ones! As for the people pinning? Nope, no clue who about 95% of them are lol
4. For my birthday in a few weekends’ time, I get to spend time with my dad and great friend Lee (who I made a mascot bear for last year) doing HDR photography in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (it’s important to distinguish it from the Mersey Funnel, aka the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral, google it, you’ll see why ;o) ) . While I’ve had a play with HDR before, this will be with one of the big guns in HDR photography, so will be very interesting.
5. In March, I get to go on my annual photographic holiday/piss-up long weekend in Ireland with a bunch of very good friends. The last 5 years have been in Doolin in County Clare, this year we’re moving up the coast a bit to Connemara, the photos that I’ve seen on line of which are fab. We’ll be staying right by the seaside on the Atlantic coast (although I may forego going for a paddle at that time of year!) This year, when I get back, I swear I will actually process the photos. I will also process the photos from last year, and my holiday in Provence last summer, and the summer before that, and my 2 trips to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the last few months. I will, I promise! I want to get the photos on my site updated, or at least added to. I will also have a return of Jack’s blog to record the bear’s eye view. I’m sure he can’t wait to reacquaint himself with the Guinness and Jamiesons…
6. In June I get to spend the Jubilee weekend in London with an amazing group of people at the Fat Quarterly Retreat. Can. not. wait. I have booked in at the Bates’ Motel, worked out with my boss to take the Tuesday off to recover, and I’m mentally packing my bags already!
7. In October, I’m afraid I have to have an OMG moment! For my main holiday this year (those were only weekends above) I will be going to the US, to attend Sewing Summit. After that I’m getting to finally take a photography trip I’ve been wanting to do for about 4 years, and I’m hopping in a campervan to hit the Grand Canyon, Vegas, and a number of other national parks in California, Arizona (to all my beary friends that love to meet up in Sedona, what do you think, are you free? I can bring a bear :oD), Colorado and Utah (Linda, I’ll be driving through the top corner of New Mexico too) Guess what’s even better? I think I’m going to get a road trip buddy too! I’m pretty sure I’ve sucked Laura into this as well (although we’ll try not to Thelma and Louise off the Grand Canyon, okay? Not least because it’s pretty early on in our tour ;o) ). She has warned me about the last time she booked a trip like this with someone that the other someone had some slightly unfortunate occurrences that prevented them from going, but I’m going to be there come hell or high water. Jack will also be tagging along, ‘cos he needs to get his photos in too, of course!
So how was that, versatile enough a list?
And now for nominees going forward. Oh dear, I suck at this part, trying to work out who may be reading, and who would actually care! So here’s who I’m hitting up:
Susan at Canadian Abroad – we decided last night that we must have been separated at birth, but I got the height and she got the hussy ;o)
Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting – Susan’s partner in crime, along with Hadley, for a whole new swap, that I actually managed to resist (well, for this round anyway) for fear of my head exploding…
how wonderful all your plans for this year – catching up with bloggy friends and creating a guild – versatule indeed – well done you
Wow, you are a very versatile blogger with a lot of fun in your future. Part of that fun will include meeting me (LOL) at Sewing Summit. If you and Laura are going to be in my area of California, you are welcome to stay with me for a few days. October is still beautiful beach weather in the OC.
Ah! I'm going to the summit in october too! phew, at least i'll "know" one person!!! yay! congrats btw!
How exciting to be coming to the state for Sewing Summit!! I hope you have a great time…I know you will.
Great choice with Cindy & Susan!
you are very versatile! this was fun! and i am so excited you are coming to summit! i am going also! yay, we will get to meet!
It sounds like you have an exciting year planned. The Summit should be a wonderful place for you. Too bad it's on the other side of the country from me but as long as you take lots of photos, we can enjoy your travels with you!
WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?! You're going without me?? *sniff*
I think it's pretty cool that you started the WCS MQG!!! Way to go! I hope you have a great turn-out and that you guys really grow and develop and become a fun, interactive, encouraging, inspiring guild. 🙂
The rest of your list is pretty dang impressive, too. 🙂 I know you'll have fun at every single thing, and I'm a bit jealous of all you are going to do.
Oohh! I'm not far from Connemara. Let's meet up! Now Doolin would have been easier if you want to redo your travel plans 🙂
Congrats on your award. I'm totally flattered to be nominated as your successor!
I'm so excited Jack is going on a big trip to the Grand Canyon. I certainly want to see photos.
What a fabulous year planned. I can't wait to meet up in June – I'll bring a step stool so I can look you in the eye! (I can't believe you put the hussy thing here!!!!!) If the girls drive me nuts I'm going to do a runner and come on the road trip too. After all we have established that I don't take up too much space and I can translate for you when no one understands your accent! Thanks for the nomination.
Can`t wait to meet you in June Katy! Sewing Summit too? You lucky thing. Also very envious of your photography course – I didn`t realize you were so interested. Mee too! Totally deserved award.
WCSMQG? Sewing summit? USA road trip? Irish holiday? …….
Jealous? Moi? Friggin green, and you were meant to be Kermit…
I've never heard of Sewing Summit, but it sure looks great! Can't wait to see photos from your photographis holiday. Have a great year!! I'm sure you will.
WOW!! What a year you have planned. I'll be the first to admit that I'm extremely jealous and would love to be you this year. We already knew you are versatile and now you have an award that says so. Hugs
Wow, your whole adventuresome year sounds peachy but I'm liking number 7 the best. If you have the time, perhaps I could sneak up state and catch you for a quick chat and cuppa somewhere. Let's see if maybe we could plan something. I don't want to interfere with pre plans but it would be great to meet you. Oma Linda……october huh?
I'm jeaaaaalous! I'm jealous that I don't get to be in your Scottish Modern Quilt Guild, I'm jealous of all of your faboo weekend trips, and I'm jealous of your funfun quilting trips! Jealous!
Gratzy on being a versatile blogger. 🙂
*sniggers* Dignity is highly over-rated!!! Especially where MQG's are involved. You're having a busy, wonderful 2012, aren't ya? All that travelling AND that mental sewing list! Bravo, chickie!
That sounds like an amazing year you have ahead of you! Yippeee!
Oh my goodness totally green with envy regarding your year ahead, especially your trip to the US!!! Have you been before? If not you'll love it!!
That is an awesome line-up! I'll see you at number 6, and how flippin' fabulous is number 7?! you are indeed Miss Versatility! x