.... and on Saturday I made five new pairs of earrings and a necklace!
And yes, I am well aware that on my second day of blogging I missed a post.... folks, I was busy busy busy (Saturday tends to be my recovery day while Sunday is for chores) and I was still updating a PowerPoint for my classes at 11 at night. Too late for me to get 7 hours of sleep, much less my required 8 hours, so I stopped, begged forgiveness from the universe and tucked myself into bed.
STILL... during dinner prep I discovered that we had about a dozen zucchini in the veggie bin, and rather than let them rot away as usual, I grated them along with a carrot, mixed up my favorite zucchini bread recipe and baked two loaves while we ate dinner. Right now I have zucchini bread slices waiting for me to share with my colleagues and make me a happy snack after classes today.
The jewelry came about after DH's mother took us out for lunch, and I needed some time to decompress and re-focus. DD was doing homework at the dining room table, so I grabbed my bead boxes, plunked myself down across from her and started to rummage. It's the first time I've played with my beads in a couple of years, I think.
I've been bored with my earrings lately - my favorite pair these days is are blood orange danglesr, which I used to save for Halloween, but now make up excuses to wear. I've wanted some bright, colorful drop earrings for a while - so now I do. (I will post a pic of them as soon as I figure out how to post pics in my blog; oh the shame of it all.) I found a bag of stones my mother had given me many years ago, and in her honor I actually put them to use, and pulled together a very nice garnet/citrine/unakite necklace. Not my usual style, but still highly satisfactory.
My plan for today's creative project is to finish a wrap skirt I sewed up this summer. All it needs is a buttonhole hand-sewed in the waistband to pull the tie through and voila! I have a new skirt. I'm very proud of this skirt. I found a free pattern for it online, downloaded it, pieced it together and used fabric I've had stored for at least 10 years. LOVE it! I hope I'll be able to wear it tomorrow.