Last fall during a conversation with a friend I complained that frequently I just could not tick off all the items on my to-do-lists and thus had this constant feeling of lagging behind. She coolly said: “Ever thought about that you might have too many items on your list?” That one hit home! At least in theory.
I’ve been out of bed after my cold for a week now, but most of the time it still felt like I could only go at less than half pace. That’s not helpful when you have too many items on a list... So I have been taking it as slowly as possible. There is an opening coming up day after tomorrow – but even without this bout of cold that struck me down I had already decided that I am only hanging finished pieces. Never had the urge to make a single new one for this one! It’s in a small gallery in Bad Griesbach, an hour’s drive to the east. I’m looking forward to it, but I have to admit that I have only vaguely thought about which quilts I am actually going to hang. Which will happen tomorrow, I am leaving right after breakfast.
The minor problem with the gallery is that part of it is in an old part of the building, which has arches of a vault that limit the possibilities of hanging. I did receive a floor plan of the whole gallery, but this does not include an indication of how wide the arches actually are.
So I figured I will just pack a whole lot of quilts and put up what fits into those arches. I have assembled a whole stack of quilts from my stock. They will go into the car tomorrow morning.
And then I will hand whatever is possible, and print out signs and a price list when I return from hanging. And for Friday morning, the day after, I have just secured myself an appointment for an hour-long massage. Now how is that for going at half speed. The perfect way to slow down.