Thursday, 18 July 2013

Desperation

After a week of last minute making, cleaning, tidying, hanging, labelling, cleaning again (those spiders keep making cobwebs)... I still don't feel ready for Open Studios. But then I never do. I never feel I have enough work. I have recurring nightmares that people won't come and visit. Then I have nightmares that they will come and visit and hate everything.
 
 
I've been doing this for eight years now so you think I would learn that this never happens. On the whole there is a steady stream of lovely visitors who are kind and polite and sometimes even enthusiastic about my work. People like to chat and tell me about what they make and there are always inspiring conversations. (Only one year a lady complained about the quality of the lighting in my hall)
 
 
But it doesn't stop me reaching this feeling of desperation every year. To keep my mind off it there has been another last minute make - some citrus coloured bunting (Planet Penny yarn again... beautiful stuff!) decorated with daisies. When I saw crochet daisies on Facebook I knew I had to make bunting with daisies.... although someone I know said they looked like fried eggs! Fried egg bunting... lovely!

 
Remember... you can buy the pattern for my bunting here and find details of my Open Studio here.
 
I may be taking a little blogging holiday for a while as immediately after Open Studios next weekend I'm off to Missenden Abbey to teach a week of Summer School. I may think I feel desperate now but I think I'll be totally bonkers by this time next week as I get all my stuff packed and ready. I can't really see blogging being a priority... I've got another workshop to teach and an Embroiderer's Guild function before then too! But I'll be back in August.

14 comments:

  1. Oh that bunting is perfect! I love the scalloped edging.

    I know exactly how you feel about Open Studios - so so nerve-wracking! And...breathe

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  2. Love that colour way of bunting, so fresh!
    I'm sure everything you are worrying about will be fine, this week and the next! Enjoy it all !!!
    V xxx

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  3. It's a shame you find Open Studios so nerve-wracking, but I'm sure you'll have a great time once it starts. The bunting is delightful and I think you'll need more than a break from blogging after everything you have lined up! If only I hadn't moved away from Bucks all those years ago, I could have got on a bus for Missenden and been one of your students. It was only a few miles up the road. Best of luck with everything.

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  4. I still wish I could get a bus to Missenden! Don't over do things, especially in this heat - we do not want you flaking out. Rest a little!

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  5. The bunting looks very fresh and zingy, the open studio will be a great success. Sorry I wont be able to make it family wedding coming up, not one of mine a nephew!

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  6. You'll be fine!
    Every year when Open Studios approaches I wish I was still a member and took part... then that quickly passes!
    Will see I have a moment to pop down to visit.

    C xx

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  7. Gina. Stop panicking. All will be well. You are 'A WOMAN WHO CAN'. Take deep breaths and think good thoughts. Have a great Open Studios event and have a wonderful blog break. See you back here in August xx

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  8. Gina, how I do wish I could visit your open studio. I envy those who will have that pleasure!

    xo

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  9. Good luck with your open studio ... I'm sure once the first couple of visitors come through you'll be all relaxed and enjoying it. We'll see you back in August then! Wendy :)

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  10. Take care Gina - you are going to be one busy person, but I have no doubt whatsoever you will triumph! Your fried egg bunting is joyful in the extreme.

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  11. I hope all goes well for you at your Open Studios event, you deserve every success.

    Your bunting is delightful and the daisies are nothing like fried eggs!

    x

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  12. I hope all goes well for you at your Open Studios event, you deserve every success.

    Your bunting is delightful and the daisies are nothing like fried eggs!

    x

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  13. I love the bunting, so pretty! I hope Open Studios goes well for you and the weather works in your favour.

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  14. Oh have just read your last couple of blogs I do hope the first weekend went well and that all those fish are now swimming to new homes! The bunting is great - good luck for next weekend.

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