It's pretty odd to be several hundred miles inland of the Texas coast, but yet still needing to make some hurricane preparations. Ike is predicted to possibly come through the Austin area while still strong enough to be throwing 70mph winds, and up to 10 inches of rain Saturday.
For those of you in my Saturday afternoon Butterfly Kisses class at Nomadic Notions, I'll be watching the storm and will make a decision Saturday morning about any possible cancellation of the class. If you don't hear anything - class is on. I'll make phone calls around 10am if we decide conditions are too dangerous.
The good news is that the 4pm tracker update is showing Ike might turn north prior to reaching Austin, which would put us on the softer, west side of the storm. But a lot can change between now and then, so I'll keep watching.
I had a sleepless night last night because I was brainstorming a huge and wonderful project. I'm so excited I'm wiggling right here in my seat. Really! Wiggle...wiggle... You'll have to wait a little while for me to get all the pieces and parts and projects together, but I promise, you'll hear about it first!!
I think I've finished most of my show schedule for 2009 now, and I've posted it on the website. If you count the three bead retreats, I'll be doing 15 shows in 2009. Sheesh! But I feel really good and solid about the shows I'm doing. I'm adding the Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar for the first time, and I'll be going to Portland for Bead Fest next fall for the first time too. It all makes me realize how much more organized in advance I'm going to have to be going into the 2009 shows. Less time to restock between shows means making more kits up front. I know what I'll be doing all December!!