Sunday, May 29, 2016

Went fishing in very cold water

After waking to a blanket of snow and driving through hail and enormous snowflakes, I made it west to PBI. After very intense but excellent classes and gatherings, I drove back to almost 90 degree heat. Back, recovering, more soon! Holiday now.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Back to work, again

I took these over with three other dresses to show the ladies at Bolt & Spool, which is always fun. These are Debbie's shots of the 2-yo size dresses.

In the meantime, I have cleaned and done laundry and showered and am getting my place ready to greet me in a couple weeks (I always do this right before I go; I hate coming home to a mess). Over the last few weeks, it has become really clear to me that this will be my last year of this lease. I don't know where I'll end up, but I don't want to live in this building and neighborhood much longer. It's good to know now, though I will have to stay for another year, but it gives me a while to try and purge as much as possible.

In that spirit, I'll be donating some things for the PBI auction (at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan, on Wed, May 25). And now, it's really time to pack.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Unwilling to pack

In all of my planning and thinking about the travel ahead of me for the next year and a half, which includes multiple continents and far flung states, I realize that the weariness I feel is around the process of packing and unpacking. I used to pride myself on the ability to pack well, which is still the case. But these days I don't enjoy it, probably because I like being at home and because I do it so much.
[There are three more dresses on the side wall on the right that you can't see.] I keep making these in this desperate grasping I always have right before I travel, as if these are the last days of my life that I'll get to make things. In this case, it's probably true, since my website update has shown me that it's broken so I have to do a massive redesign (LONG overdue). There goes my summer.

That said, I did get good news today from my PT: no more PT necessary!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

One week, one day

Finished these yesterday after a long week of everything. Taking care of what I can in this last week before I teach at PBI. Today is my last real day off! Enjoying it with another dress (2D this time, for a group project), lots of sewing.