Here is evidence of what I have been doing for the last week and a half while the kids were at school:
It's not nearly as much as I thought I was going to do, but I suspect now that my original plans, which pretty much amounted to finishing any outstanding project I have ever started, were a teeny little bit optimistic.
My spinning wheel is now empty and my next goals are to:
1. clear off the rigid heddle loom, which looks like this
(ew! I just realized that I'm not crazy about how this project looks, which is not a lot of incentive to keep working on it.)
2. clear off my floor loom, which looks like this
(boring! no wonder it's been on the loom since December)
3. clear off my in-progress spindles, which look like this
(much cooler picture--maybe I'll work on those next)
4. finish my knitting WIPs, which look like this
(okay--that's just the dumbest picture ever; please ignore it)
5. finish all my quilts, which I can't even show you because they've been in deep storage since I stopped quilting 8 years ago. Just imagine a very large pile of blankets and blankets-to-be.
Numbers 4 and 5 might be problems, particularly as they probably amount to 6 months of full time work and I'm headed back to work next week and will, most likely, have to put in a little overtime to make up for the time I just took off. Then again, why plan if you're not willing to plan big, right?
In the mean time, enjoy the weekend and I expect to be back here Monday morning, at about the time the first work-avoidance urge hits. Then we can talk about where the bleep my summer went.