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!