But I also know that I have to take care of myself if I am going to be capable of taking care of the family. So, I usually manage to push the guilt aside and enjoy myself. I also tend to feel guilty all over again when I get home and see that my to-do list is still a mile long.
Today I am taking a rare afternoon for myself. It means leaving Craig home alone for a few hours but he has assured me that he will be OK. I am taking the first of a series of classes on paper piecing. I am SO excited. My LQS is offering a once a month for six months paper piecing series. The first quilt is called "Mini Star Table Runner."
The fabric I choose is amazing. The background is a beautiful flora batik that is mainly cream. The star fabrics are very rich marbled, multi-tonal prints one each of purple, green, and fuchsia. I am so in love! (I'll post pictures later.)
We will be working on a different Judy Niemeyer pattern each month. If you have ever seen one of Judy's patterns you know how amazing they are, and why I am so excited.
The October quilt is "Cappuccino". I'll be honest this is probably my least favorite of Judy's patterns but I'm excited to learn the technique because it is used in some of my favorites. I haven't picked my fabrics yet. I'm thinking maybe fall colors? Not sure yet.
I am ready and in great need of a me day! I'll post my progress from the class later.