I am pausing from running around the house in panicked packing mode to tell y'all that I won't be here for the week. We are headed up to Lake Tahoe, for a week with Roger's family at their house there. Should be lovely and peaceful. The smell of the Tahoe pines is SO heavenly. As always prepping to go away is crazy-making, but once I smell that Tahoe smell, my blood pressure sinks to near-catatonic mode and I will be quite happy.
On the way, we are staying over in Grass Valley for a family reunion orchestrated by my mom's sister, my wonderful Auntie Carole. Should make for an interesting Saturday. Caroline is most excited to meet a new, distant 3-year old cousin who is also from China.
I have a hand-piecing project (which should be interesting as I've never done any handpieceing) AND I am taking my sewing machine. Evenings tend to involve a lot of sitting around talking about family stuff -- fun, but I get restless after a few nights of that -- so I figure I can sit at the table in the corner of the room, participate in the chat AND get some sewing done. We'll see how it goes. It could be that the machine never comes out of the case, but at least the option will be there.
Make lots of great stuff while I'm gone, everyone!