Along with one of my busiest weeks at work, starting up my class at the zoo, and trying to work on a big project for my UX class, I got stuck with jury duty. Not actual jury duty, but 4 days of jury selection. Thankfully, I had been excused. And I say thankfully not because I couldn't handle the case, but because there's no way I would have been able to do some work in the evenings AND get homework done. Phew.
To blow off some steam and keep my mind off work for a moment, I made sure to get a few personal projects done. First off, I completed the second installment of my tropical Christmas theme - a holiday flamingo:
To complete the look, I framed each stitch in an embroidery hoop, and then glued small shells around the edge.
I also felt the need to put a little order to some mess. I have been meaning for a long time to clean out our "utility" drawer. Here's a pic of the mess once I dumped out the drawer:
So with some old tissue boxes and cereal boxes, and scrapbook paper and double-sided tape, I made my own drawer organizer and created some order to the chaos:
Next project: Thanksgiving! We're hosting this year, so there's plenty to keep me busy until then!