I had my own retreat these past five days.  My DH was out of town and I got a lot of sewing done.  I can’t really figure out why this happens, why is it easier to get this accomplished when he’s not here?  He does work out of the house, and he’s not particularly demanding of my time.  I can’t really put words to the feelings, his presence (?) distracts me?  It’s not like he hasn’t seen me in my pajamas lounge wear, but maybe not all day.  Then there’s the meal thing, I make dinner, pretty much every night, and weekends I make breakfast and sometimes lunch for him.  So when he’s not here I make things that I like, and eat when I want to.  Breakfast for dinner is not a DH thing, me however, I’ll put an egg on it and be happy.  I listened to three novels in the past few days too.  I use noise canceling head phones, which block out the world and let me concentrate on the words and my handiwork.  Kinda unsociable when someone else is around, but I can loose myself for a few hours that way.  The weather this past week has been rainy and overcast, I want to stay in the warm dry house.  I think what it comes down to is being a care giver, it’s what I do, and have done for about 25 years.  When all my “cares” are gone, I can do what I want, when I want and how I want.  It’s quite intoxicating.

I finished three tops this week, two are baby quilts, and the other is the scraps from the Honey comb quilt.  I still have enough of that fabric line to make another, but the bee themed prints are mostly used up, lots of butterflies left.  I made a lot of progress on the Oak Cardigan sleeves, and I made a hat (xmas present).  I should have finished the Poinsettia quilt, but only got a row finished.  Finished clues 1 and 2 for Frolic, the Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt.  I did four loads of laundry, yay!  Finished up all the Christmas wrapping, shopping and mailing, double yay!  My tree is up, though undecorated and my design wall is blank.

I think I’ll catch up on the Mrs. Miller BOM blocks that I have, months 10 and 11.  Then I’ll be ready for the next clue for Frolic on Friday.

I’m linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for ‘Can I get a Whoop Whoop?’ .  She has a pretty quilt finish to show this week.


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