Since my time is largely spent either alone or with a couple of sweet creatures who can't understand a word I'm saying, I have a lot of time to think. As a result, I have wavered occasionally about our plan...too soon? Too much? Not the right time? At other points, I have started to consider even more drastic options, like keeping the house and renting it out instead of selling it, or just getting an apartment in Minnesota but not really making a final decision about the house in Houston until next year. We made the hard decision and now I just want to get started on the next phase.
In the meantime, I have stolen a few hours here and there for making things. I can't get involved in anything too messy or complicated, in case of a sudden house-showing evacuation, so that eliminates a lot of what I was hoping to work on this year. But on the other hand, there are other projects; patterns and projects which can still provide both opportunities for learning and also just the pleasure of making. I recently made this bag from a pattern in a cool book called Linen Wool Cotton. It turned out that the pattern had some mistakes, but the book remains beautiful and inspiring.