I've been out of town this week at a business meeting, but I've had one very important finish...
In fact, my term ends today...and while some of you are reading this, I'll be in the middle of handing over the reigns at our annual conference. SoCRA - The Society of Clinical Research Associates - is a 13,500+ member volunteer professional organization and I've had the honor and priveledge to be their President this past year. I still can't believe it.
And I can't believe it's over.
I'm so sad to see this one go. I've learned so much...about leadership, teaching others, staying calm, and when to step up. I've sat through many lectures on leadership in the past, but this past year I was able to put them into practice. It's been fun and it's been busy. This week, however, is all about relishing it. As a thank you during each annual conference, the outgoing President gets the red-carpet treatment. This is my year. My family is with me in San Diego, where we enjoyed a limo ride from the airport (a first for my boys)...
And the Presidential suite.
Still dumbfounded over this one, and I've been here three days! Three bedrooms, three baths, a living room and dining area with a bar. Fabulous.
So, quite obviously, on the sewing front, not much happened this week as my sewing machine is about 3,000 miles away. I finished some bee blocks that were long overdue last weekend, and was able to get them out on Monday.
Both the August and September blocks were Wonky Stars based on this tutorial by the Silly BooDilly. I think I can count myself as a "pro" on these now. And I have to admit, they were quite fun and quite easy. My favorite combination! :)
Of course, I'm itching to get back to my sewing space and get going on a few things. Summit is coming up and I'm so excited! I've got most of the things I need for my sew-alongs gathered up, just need to pack them. While there I'll be working on a tote bag, a clutch pouch, and a zippered pouch. I'm also participating in a charm-square swap. Can't wait!
But enough about me!! It's your turn - I'm missing my machine, so I need to live vicariously though you! Tell me, tell me...what did you finish?