Friday, May 29, 2015

Crafty Comment Karma-The Realities of Having a Day Job

Written by Laura Chaney, Daughter

Well, this week has been a bust for doing crafting or sewing of any kind. I'm in Boston for our annual conference on international education.  I'd like to tell you about how amazing and inspiring the city of Boston is, but all I could really describe for you is the inside of the conference center. Oh and Panera down the street from my hotel where I stumble zombie-like each morning in search of coffee and a bagel.

I brought along my English paper-piecing kit, all packed up in my little Yazzi, and I've managed to baste FOUR hexagons. That's right, four. Not even enough for my favorite little Grandmother's Flower Garden block. I was also hoping to get some work done on the blog, including drafting some blog posts about Quilt Market, but it just hasn't happened with the conference schedule, receptions and networking.

I'm heading home tomorrow, and hoping to get back to sewing ASAP once I'm back in San Francisco,  but the reality is that this is my life with a day job. Or at least life in a week with a cross-country conference.

Nonetheless, I wanted to be sure to put up THIS post so that people can link-up their blog posts. Please do take a few minutes to visit the blogs of the participants and leave them a comment. Comments really do make our day, even if it's just a note to say you stopped by to read the post.


  1. there is a lot to see in Boston, I wouldn't have much time for sewing either.

  2. Thank you for finding time to write a post and create the 'linkie'. Hope you have time to get the epp out of the bag this weekend!

  3. Sorry no time for quilting. I'll bet you spent more time preparing for your EPP than you spent working on it. That's how it is when I prepare to take hand-work on trips--I devote far more time to making sure I have a perfectly packed bag filled with everything I need, ready to stitch, nothing to be confiscated by the TSA, etc...but rarely do I do much actual stitching. At any rate, I'd be better off if I just stitched before I went rather than spend that time putting my travel kit together. Sigh.

  4. I too do a bit of EPP. I have been in a bit of a slump with arthritis, so I've been prepping what I can until I can get back to it! I'll be coming back to visit to hear all about Market and do some more reading! Thanks for the intro!

  5. Nice to meet you! Too bad you aren't able to see more of Boston; it's a place I hope to go one day, so much history there. Panera! Ha, love that place. I was in education for 30 years, nice to be still teaching, but teaching yoga! :-) Funny how the projects we take along never seem to get as far along as we'd anticipated...voice of experience here.

  6. I like your idea of Crafty Comment Karma. Will have to remember to come back and link up.