I had one long, mentally exhausting week this past week. 60 hours in 6 days! When I came home from work yesterday I nearly passed out on the couch waiting for DH to get home. I could hardly stay awake until 9 PM! That was tough because DH left this morning at 4 AM to fly to Shanghai. His first flight was from Boston to Chicago, then Chicago to Shanghai. The second flight is 15 hours! As I write this he is still in the air and has nearly 8 hours of flight time left!
So this morning I spent 4 hours working in my studio! I made myself this tote bag for carrying my redwork. The coffee cup was my first redwork piece. The coffee themed fabric has been hanging out in my stash waiting for the right project to come along and this is the perfect use for it.
I also made 6 coasters and cut some strips for a strip swap I'm in. After lunch and a nap I tried sewing the binding on some small gifts I'm making. After messing up two bindings I said enough was enough and stopped sewing for the day. The last couple hours I've been babysitting my 3 year old nephew and 8 month old niece. I offered to watch them so my BIL and SIL could have an "adult dinner". We've spent the time watching a Nickelodean cartoon DVD and Cars.
Darlene at Quilted Daze tagged a few days ago for a Thinking Blogger Award. I've been "thinking" about who I would like to tag and I have my list nearly complete. By tonight I am too tired to finish the list so I will tag some bloggers tomorrow. Thanks Darlene for mentioning me.
One last comment for tonight - have you heard about Leanne Beasley's 365 Challenge Quilt? This is a new project she showed on her blog and it's taken off with many bloggers. Be sure to check out the 365 Challenge tutorial on her blog. I think I'm going to take on the Challenge. Looks like a fun and unique way to record a year in my life.
The children have now left and it's getting late. We're in the middle of a Nor'easter. The rain and snow have been falling all day and the wind should starting kicking up shortly. It's going to be a long night and long day tomorrow since the storm will not end until late tomorrow. TTYL.