Thank God it's Friday!!! It's been a heck of a week! I never mean to be away from blog land long but things have been crazy. I prepared all last week and early this week for a research presentation for my peers on Wednesday. I was nervous but made it through and delivered a good presentation. I have "Sarayu" to thank for helping me through it all (if you've read the Shack by William P Young then you understand the reference (wink)). Needless to say that after having delivered something I spent so long preparing for, I really wanted to get to a fabric store and unwind by checking out some fabrics. But I couldn't get away so I did the next best thing, treated myself to one of my favorite lunches.
I love a cranberry and feta cheese salad with balsamic dressing. In addition, a friend was nice enough to make a gluten free treat for after my talk (treats are a part of our weekly talks) so I got a fruit pizza (cookie crust, cream cheese and fruit) out of the deal . It was a nice way to end a somewhat stressful day. And I can honestly admit that in just under 3 minutes I inhaled half of the missing section of that pizza LOL! It was GOOD!
Since I spent most of the week preparing for my presentation, all I've had time to do is stalk everyone's blogs. And man, many of you guys (or technically, Ladies) have been super busy and productive. So my little sewing hiatus has made me antsy. I have this project on my cutting table right now and am hoping to finish it up this weekend.
At the same time I've been working on creating a "Style Look Book" containing all of those pictures I've been ripping out of my fashion magazines. This is actually a fun exercise for me and one I'll always do--and it's so helpful. I've always had an inspiration board but it's kinda cool to create my own look book. I just have a basic photo album that I'll create sections in and add different looks to. It's amazing how simple and straightforward my style is.
I can honestly say that I've figured out my style pattern but I'll talk more about that later. Lastly, next weekend will be a "Wee-One" free weekend (thanks to great Godparents) so that means the entire weekend my Hubby and I will be hanging out catching up on some well needed personal time. So I'm putting some looks together for our "Date Weekend" (including some activities). Here's some of the patterns I'm looking at.
These were items I was planning to sew up anyway but they're very fitting for the occasion. I just want to keep it fun, simple, and sexy!!! I'll be sewing like mad all next week. I can't wait!!!