As a lifelong trend watcher, I get a kick out of watching the seeds of trends that are planted, and sometimes grow beyond our expectations.
The movie Frozen is one of those that became a mega-trend, as evidenced by the fact that we can't keep Frozen fabrics in stock! I enjoyed the movie with Sophie, and recommended the film to others, but did not fully anticipate the frenzied adoration of anything Frozen, that has washed over a large part of the young female population.
Similarly, I became aware of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge a week ago, and was getting kind of sick of the whole thing yesterday (too many crazy video clips on Facebook) ...until I read that they have just topped $50 million raised for ALS. I shut my trap and agreed to film someone's IBC next week!
What do these two viral sensations have in common? The Feel-Good-Factor, mixed in with a lot of laughs and some tender moments. No am not taking the challenge - I already made my donation!
Our kids started school Friday, which means now I can get into my studio for some serious creativity. All the mothers of Boulder County breathed a collective sigh of relief around 9 am yesterday, and then made our list of Things To Do. You too?
Sophie is going to study Japanese at school this year, which is ironic because I am going to miss the Tokyo Quilt Festival in January. I will be going to the quilt festival in New Zealand instead. This is the same situation I had this summer - I had to skip the Birmingham UK Quilt Festival so I could go to the quilt convention (and tour) in South Africa. I've tried, but I still can't figure out how to be in 2 places at once - ha!
My next trip is in a month, so I am going to work on getting my BERNINA machines up and running in my studio, and tick off a couple "To Do" projects. Did you know I've been part of the BERNINA Ambassador group for over a decade? Here is a profile video we filmed when I went to the last reunion at their US headquarters in Aurora Illinois. Thanks Bernina!
You asked for it - You got it!
3 Fat Quarter Mega-Packets of Bali Bliss Hand-Dyes!