Friday was a day of planning what to pack for the trip and tentative projects. It also consisted of the "art" of dodging the crazy Chicago traffic and a few pictures along the way!
|This picture doesn't nearly do justice to the beautiful scene of the buildings fading into the clouds but we tried to capture it|
|A couple of the beautiful old buildings we passed while shopping downtown|
Saturday morning I camped out on the middle of my bed in the hotel cutting and gluing bits and pieces into my altered book. We were then off for a wonderful breakfast at Stax, some shopping, a quick dinner (and a stop at Starbucks of course, considering the company I was keeping!) and an amazing Stevie Nicks concert. We returned to the hotel late Saturday night and I broke out the Altered book again and started working while we chatted and shared a bottle of wine. I managed to finish a page and in the early morning hours of Sunday start another page. We finally decided to call it a night at 4 am.
|Finished altered book page|
Sunday brought a beautiful morning walk to Starbucks, a chat in the Piazza Dimaggio and a trip to Honkytonk BBQ for a yummy lunch. I said goodbye to Steve and Miguel and started on my way back home. What started out as a beautiful drive ended in a white knuckle drive in a raging storm between Oshkosh and Appleton-what a way to end the night but I'd made it home safe and in one piece!
After the crazy trip home Sunday night I decided to take Monday off to recoup-just didn't have the energy to create and work that day.
Tuesday I headed off to a meeting at work with a back issue of Somerset Home in my hand and as I was flipping thru it before my meeting my co-worker Kim pointed out a project she thought was cute-a crochet metal birds nest embellished with beads, charms and fibers. I said "It doesn't seem too hard, I'm gonna try it" and rushed home after the meeting to start the project. Two hours later I had the nest crocheted and 3/4 of the beading done, I threw it in my purse and headed off to my next meeting to show off the project to Kim. After the 2nd meeting I came home and worked on finishing up the project, wanting to get it done before I had to go back to work. No luck-by the time I had to go back to work it still wasn't done! Off to work I went for a quick 4 hr shift only to rush home to finally finish the project!
|Crocheted birds nest-not the best pic-I'll attempt to get a better one soon and post|
P.S. Don't forget about the 5th Anniversary party at Assemblage Studio on Friday April 15th, 4pm-7pm. I'd love to see you all there!