So, my parents came to visit this past week to give Andres and I a break from life as we know it 🙂 As I said previously, I also had some time akin to my pre-baby days to paint and get “caught up” so to speak on my projects. Did I ever paint. Paint flew. Literally. My living room floor was peppered with paint drops as I feverishly worked on canvases, large and small. I got so much done it was amazing. All in all, I painted 5 canvases in 3 1/2 days. Not bad huh? As of Sunday, I now have all my gallery paintings done, a baby set done, and my sister’s long awaited wedding gift is also complete. You might not believe this, but we also found time to do a bit of shopping, watch Midsomer Murders, and drink a LOT of coffee, most of which was from McDonalds since they currently have their coffee promo on. (free coffee can’t be beat. Also, I am not in the habit of drinking caffeinated beverages right now, so I only had decaf at the house.) While I was attacking the painting, my mom somehow found time to not only watch my bunny, but she cleaned bathrooms, made dinners, and did my laundry. Wow. I hope I get back to that amount of productivity someday!
The bad news: ( this always has to come first so the good news sounds that much better 🙂 ) I can’t show you most of these pictures as they are gifts, and it wouldn’t be fair if they didn’t get to see them first. I can show you in about two weeks time.
The Good news: (hurray!) I was so busy painting that I didn’t get to show you my Thursday’s pictures. Therefore, I can show you those today, so you still get a picture, actually 5 pictures! (you’re so lucky 😉 )
The first four are my Jesse Tree ornaments. I hope you like them! They have been fun to make, and I generally sew in the evenings while watching a bit of tv with Andres. It’s relaxing, especially since Bunny is asleep. I get about one done in two days. They don’t take that long to make though – I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into at first – I thought they would take a lot of time. The longest part by far for me is the sewing since I don’t have a sewing machine. But at the same time, it’s fun to do something different with your hands. I could never knit, so this makes me feel as though I can be somewhat successful with felt!
The last two are the original Spring, and the redesigned Spring. Which do you like better and why?
Happy Monday everyone – one more day until December!