Thursday, September 15, 2011

Free Time??

This is day four of my unplanned extended vacation.
(I don't count the weekends, I usually had Saturday and Sunday off).
I thought I would get so much done!! Who was I kidding??

I have only accomplished one item on the list in my head I had made for my time off.

On Monday, I got up at the usual time and took my son downtown to the school bus stop. We have been doing this since school started, as it was on my way to work anyway. Well, on Monday, we did the same, but instead of me rushing into the Union Hotel Cafe for my coffee and rushing out the door after a quick chat with Melanie and the early morning gang, I had the time to sit at the counter, enjoy my coffee and pastry and just relax and visit for a while.
It was so nice and my first official check off of the list that I had planned.

But since that morning I seem to have not gotten much else done. I did some cleaning, some laundry, some cooking and reading. I have gone to town two days in a row, and since we are out here in the country, that is a big time stealer. Both were planned trips, but still seem to have eaten up most of the days!!

Yesterday I go to go to our local radio station KZST and participate in their "Listener Advisory Committee". I could tell them what I thought about the station, which was almost all good, as they are "local" and really support the community. Whether they never play my least favorite song again, there is no guarantee, but I could at least put in my two cents!

Today was an appointment with my hubby and Costco! Always an expensive adventure. We did take time to stop at one of my new favorites for lunch Chloe's French Cafe

I have done a big photo print order for an upcoming scrapping retreat, and a Stampin' Up order, as the end of the quarter is near and I have to reach my quota!  (Whoo hoo!, the big brown truck just arrived).

But I did get some sewing done :)

I made some new pillows for my couch. I was time to take off the slip cover and wash it, so I decided to make the pillows I had been planning.

The pillow on the left is linen, and I ironed on this graphic I combined from two images from  The Graphics Fairy She is a great source for free digital images! I have another pillow in mind and hope
to post how easy it is!

For the red ticking pillow I used napkin I bought at Kmart, with the little red rooster embroidered on the corner. I added the stitching on the right side to balance the red stripe on the left.
The big orange flower is part of my bigger sewing project I will work on when I return from visiting mt sister in Oregon next week.  

The orange linen I used was really stiff so my flower did not turn out as I had hoped. But is still fun, so I will keep it! It was practice, so I may make another and post a tutorial.

Hopefully after I return from my sisters I will be much more productive and post some fun holiday items I want to make.

Thanks for looking!

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1 comment:

  1. Ah, days of unstructured time! Enjoy every day while you can.
    I'm really curious to know what your least favorite song is???? How great that you got to advise KZST, they should listen to you!
    And I was just talking today about going to Chloe's this next week - now I have to check it out for sure.


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