I worked on another ornament, last night and for awhile this afternoon. It turned out a lot better than the first one. The learning curve is steep but not high.
This was the first day of the season that I wore a sweatshirt. Even though I have out my autumn lap quilts, most of the past few days have been too chilly to be comfortable out on the patio for more than a few minutes with my first cup of coffee. Daylight Savings ending will go a long way towards opening up that little bit of time between waking up and Husband having to start work - hopefully, the weather will stay warm enough to have a few more days/weeks of coffee with him on the patio. Not really counting on it, though - the seasons change quickly, this time of year.
I was sitting at the computer, today, when it occurred to me that I don't have a job. I don't work. Okay, so I haven't worked in a year but this was the first time that I self identified myself as a housewife/homemaker/bum. For years, I have snuck in a little time here and there to work on a quilt. It always was shoe horned in between going to work, sleeping, and preparing to go to work. These days, however, I get up in the morning and make curtains. Or think about working on an ornament "in the morning." Suddenly, my time is my own. I am not having to grab bits and pieces of life. I am losing the dread that I am going to have to go back to practice law. I'm not saying I won't get a job at some point (I like having pocket money) but I sure am not motivated to do it, right now.
Happy Quilting, Penny, Evelyn and Pearl