Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring break over - nuntium duocentesimum undequinquagesimum

Well, Spring Break is over and I find myself chained to the dining room table working, working, working.  I've been doing school stuff for the last three days straight only taking a break to clean the oven and the bathrooms (how pathetic does that sound?).  It was a nice spring break though and I got to spend a little more time than usual with both daughters- a real treat!

Younger daughter and I went to Peoria, IL one day and came back the next.  We were doing a college visit, her first.  It was a good experience and while we're not sure it's the college for her, they were great!  900+ miles in two days was a lot though.  We managed to squeeze in some shopping which was her favorite.

Elder daughter and I went to our wonderful Institute of Arts which is a beautiful treasure in the area and free unless you want to go to the special exhibits.  We also went to a new-to-us restaurant in that neighborhood- the Copper Hen, very yummy and fun.  We also spent an afternoon in a different neighborhood poking around some local shops for repurposed things, also fun.  She has finally been able to set up her Etsy shop which if you have a moment, I encourage you to look at (or Pin her stuff if you like it).  It's called BigSisterSteampunk and features her wearable art.  I love it and people always comment on the pieces when I wear them.

Lest you think I haven't been tatting, I have!  (Just not blogging- have I said how crazy this school year has been?).  Here's something I made while younger daughter was driving.  (Now that's also a treat- I have my own chauffeur!)

I'm going to put a pin back on it and wear it when I don't wear Steampunk.  : )  Victorian Red, size 20

Speaking of the Steampunk, here's a pair of elder daughter's earrings- check them out!

Ta for now!