Paul has been out of town this week for training. Six days is nothing compared to a seven month deployment, but it's been interesting having the house to myself again and crazy how all my old routines have returned. I am counting my blessings that I am comfortable and enjoy being alone. If I didn't, I am not quite sure how this relationship (me + the military) would work.
And you know what they say... when the cat's away, the mouse will turn every room into a craft room, do a bunch of projects and watch a lot of guilty-pleasure television. On one hand, it's frustrating that my one week of no work deadlines is the same week that Paul is gone but on the other, it was pretty spectacular to have an endless stretch of time to just make stuff (and blog and keep up with email and plan for what's next and ship orders...).
In fabric news : I sewed a dress this week (I'll share when it feels a bit more like fall around here) and got started on four different quilts. Three of them are going to be gifts and one of them (the solid colored triangle) is for me. I figured it would be easier to cut all the pieces first and then go through all the steps in stages, but we'll see how it goes. I am thrilled to be riding a creative wave this autumn and will hold on as long as possible until the surf board flies out from under me.
In paper news : I am a new Tips & Tricks contributor on the Studio Calico blog. This means once a quarter I will be using their kit (most likely in my Project Life album) to share a "tip" or "trick" (and sometimes both!). My first post went up last night and you can see it & download a PDF with a bit more info here. I'll be sharing two more weeks of my Project Life album, including that fun insert, here on my blog tomorrow and Sunday.
This weekend is an awesome one because Paul will be home and we have absolutely nothing planned (except introducing him to the new Mumford album and watching Tuesday's episode of Sons of Anarchy). I predict a lot of red wine and college football in our future. It shall be amazing.
Have a good one.