Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stress sewing...

Waiting for the letter for grad school is extremely stressful. And there is absolutely nothing I can do but wait. And check the mailbox obsessively. So I stress. For me the usually means lots of cooking and baking. These both require attention and are good ways to distract myself. Today, it is sewing.

I have two major projects going already, but do I pick one of those to work on? No. I pull out one I have the blocks done for and put the rows together. (The pattern is from a McCalls Quick Quilt magazine, "All a Twitter", june/july 2012). So not only am I stress sewing, I'm not working on the projects I have deadlines for. Stress does weird things to me.

Winter has arrived in full form and the softly falling snow is conducive to practicing and sewing in copious amounts :)

That's it for now, hopefully I won't be stressed for too much longer!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Warm weather is not to be over rated!

After spending a frigid 2 days in Milwaukee, I'm am hopeful about my chances of getting in. I was ok driving around, but the stress that goes with trying to figure out how to navigate a new city in a rental car was extreme. Good thing my car was cute and semi-familiar. Way to go enterprise with a nice car!

I woke up on Saturday to a wonderful pile of snow and had an enjoyable time at the violin shop playing instruments that cost more than I make in 2 years...

Otherwise just trying to finish up the quilts I'm making for friends in between practicing and quartet and orchestra and teaching and subbing.