Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Madness

The month of March is ussually a busy one for me but this year is off the charts!

First , I want to say Happy Birthday to my sister Julie. Julie is a sewing fanatic and she loves to make quilts and clothes for her daughter. This picture is a cake believe it or not! ( couldn't find the source but it is amazing!) Julie and I learned how to sew on an ancient pedal machine that looked a lot like this one. We have spent some great times together over the years shopping for fabrics and looking for bargains. She was my inspiration when it came to learning how to sew and we still have a great time sharing projects with each other.

Next, I'm off to San Diego, my old college town, for the weekend with my husband and some friends. Yes, it's shocking! I'm taking a couple of days off for some actual fun!! I haven't had any time off for quite awhile which is my own fault since I am a total workaholic. I'm hoping the weather will cooperate but they are predicting rain! YUK. Oh, well I will just have to do more shopping then.

When I get home it will be time for my adorable daughter to arrive home from San Francisco for Spring Break... Can't wait to see her and hang out together. I miss her so much, but luckily I am so busy the time between visits goes by quickly.

Then I'm off to the east coast to teach my first two-day course on window treatment design at The Custom Home Furnishings Academy in Charlotte, NC.

I'm so excited to finally begin teaching here. The Academy is the destination for hands on education in the field of soft furnishing design and construction. If you have any interest in learning more about design or how to construct professional soft treatments you should look into the courses offered. My class is being held on March 20 and 21 and you can learn more about it here. There is still time to enroll in my class, if you are interested please contact the school.

I'll be home in time to catch the International Textiles Expo which, thankfully, is being held here in Las Vegas!

Last but certainly not least, March 31 is a huge event in my life - the launch of the Jackie Von Tobel modules for Minutes Matter & Studio. We've been working on this one for a year and it's finally ready to launch. Please join us for our big online party, but be sure to pre-register here at

I won't bore you with the million other things I have to accomplish before the month is over... but if you are wondering why I am not posting very often lately, now you know why!!!!

Have a great March!


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Pigtown*Design said...

Congratulations, Jackie! I know how hard you've been working on the Modules.

Linda Merrill said...

Did I ever tell you how much I love your puppies! I'm a dachshund fan too!

Renée Finberg said...

your daughter is darling !!

have fun and enjoy-

Unknown said...

Have a great time in San Diego!!

Diane said...

Just found you... cool blog

Michelle said...

Miss you in the Blogosphere...although that means you are following your Bliss :)


kate said...

congrates, on the great idea, you are gung ho going forward!!! way to think outside the box. I too have a daughter away at college coming home for spring break, best friends forever.
best to you