Away From Home

I'm at my mom's right now and will be until the end of the week. It's nice and relaxing up here, except for the fact that my son decided that 5:30am is a great time to start the day! I'm sleeping in the same room as him so I can't just let him do his thing until 6:30 like I would at home. But today he stayed in his crib until 6:15, even though he was babbling the whole time. So today he's a bit more on schedule with meals and naps. I've brought three projects with me to work on.

1: ABC Art poster
2: Crochet Sculpture
3: Swirl Baby blanket

I've got 2 swirls done of the 13 I need to complete, but have misplaced my tapestry needle, so won't be assembling the blanket this week. I'm making the most progress on my sculpture, which I'm happy about. It's a very relaxing almost zen-like process, so it's the most enjoyable. I have done 4 layers and am working on the fifth. In total i think there are going to be six or seven layers so I'm almost done. When I get home I'll stiffen the layers and put it all together and it'll be complete! I've got an end of the month deadline for 3 art projects and the sculpture is the only one even close to being completed! The ABC art poster is coming along. I've figured out what to put on each square and penned the lettering, now i just have to draw all the images and paint them. Tonight I won't have time to work on anything as I'm joining a friend for her prenatal class. That should be a strange, but interesting experience! On Thursday Jackson is taking myself, mom and my friend out for dinner for Valentine's day! We'll be home in time for his bath/bedtime, so I'll hopefully get most of my projects finished that night.

Being away from home always makes me think of how much i need to do when i get home. I really want to focus on decorating the main living/dining area when i return. I've got a list of projects for the dining room and i won't have to buy anything for them! I'm trying really hard not to purchase craft/art stuff this month. So far i've done very well. I did buy some material, but i'd actually purchased it last month, the order just didn't go through properly so I had to re-order in the beginning of me "no shopping" month. So I don't think that really counts! Alright the wee one is asleep, time to craft!