Hurrah! A three day weekend! The hours of nothing to do! Bon-Bons, magazines, muscly young men fanning me with palm fronds!
I am off on a three day weekend. While I loathe my job at times, I have to give it to them for their commitment to work/life balance through PTO. I have a metric ton of it already. I spent yesterday cleaning the house and running errands. Today Hayden and I are heading to Birmingham to get out of town for a few hours and to visit a woodcraft store (for him) and a antique store (for me). I have so much to get done this month between studying and getting my 14 page Bar Exam application done, that I am taking it app and my study materials in the car with me as not to waste the 5 hours total drive time. I really want to spend some time working my my PL page tomorrow, as well as taking pictures of it for the blog, and possibly even getting a smidge of sewing done. I have a better chance of that if I utilize my time wisely today.
But before I left I wanted to share with you an artist I follow. I found Cate Avenski a year ago when I starting learning embroidery. I read both her blog and keep an eye on her Etsy shop. (Links to her websites at the end of the post.) I love the drawings she does, especially Ghost Paisley, something I hope to embroider this year.
A few weeks ago, I was so awesomely lucky enough to win an original drawing by her, which as soon as I get a frame, will be going up in my craft room. She not only sent the drawing, but some super cute stationary. Cate is a super friendly, super talented artist. Plus she lives in Portland, which makes her even cooler. I thought some of you who like things a little on the odd side might be interested in checking her out.
You can find Cate at:
The Bee's Knees (free patterns and tutes)