But, just as their is one guy who likes to always host the final tournament, Hubby likes to host the first game of the season...that was last week. I was a good sport, even though that meant going to bed at 6:30 with earplugs and pillows over my head, so I could get up just hours after everyone left.
Then, just the second game in...no one steps up to host this week. Now, normally...I'd say, 'too bad for you', but I happened to get Wednesday off this week. So, again, I was a good sport and let everyone come over last night. I stayed out in the crowd until the games started, then I grabbed my stuff and headed downstairs to my studio.
My plan was to get some work done anyway, but it is infinitely harder when there is a party going on upstairs!! And it's not the kind of party I can 'hang out' at...I'm not into poker (I have played, I have won a few times, but it's just not enjoyable enough for me to do it a lot).
But I did get some work done. I finished another small journal. I think I'm gonna cool it on those while I figure out what to do with my quilling. I love the idea of jewelry or wine charms or other such trinket type things. I think I could make some kick-ass coasters, but they would need to be treated like mad to keep them from being ruined. I mean, I can only really make paper water-resistant...never truly waterproof. I think that will be something for later, when I have more time to ponder the process.
In the meantime, I played around. I love fire-themed things (I am an Aries, after all!) so I came up with this little number:
(forgive my photograph, again...this was taken very late last night...on my work table...you can see the glue...)
I have changed it around a little, and glued it all together. I'm thinking pendant or possibly, make a set of earrings. In length, it is only about the size of a bottle cap.
Then I started playing around with some leftover snowflake bits and came up with this:
And then with some other bits and pieces, I thought I could do bookmarks...but I don't think anyone reads books anymore!! Sad.
So, overall, I was fairly productive, considering I was only really working for about an hour and a half and there was a lot of other list making going on, too.
I'd love to do a give-away to help promote my etsy re-open, my blog, and my facebook page. I'm just trying to work out the details. I feel so like a fish out of water with all of this! I look around at all the success people are having and all the knowledge they have and ...well, it really makes me want to quit a job! (I'm working on lessening that frustration, but that's another story entirely!)
I'm hoping for another productive 'day off' today. Maybe a break this afternoon to go see The Artist at our funky old theater in town. It's a great little, one screen cinema with actual chairs as seats and a huge ceiling mural done by Rockwell Kent. It was built in the 1930's and it's just a cool place to go. They show independent and lesser-known films, but they also did a music series a couple years ago. We saw Ingrid Michealson there (after a Grey Goose promotion in the neighboring museum...fun!). And, that led us to get tickets the next year to see the singer from My Brightest Diamond. It's a great locally owned antique...part of what I love about our town.
Boy...that was a strange tangent!!
Off to conquer the world...