I've been self employed for 12 years now. The first few years were not very busy for me - I had time to watch the sewing shows that are on tv in the afternoon, and I had time to take skills-upgrading classes and go to networking meetings. Those were the days when I spent as much time working ON my business as I did working IN my business. Now I stay busy pretty much all the time. I schedule vacations and play days on my work calendar, and I pencil in my own quilts on the schedule - just like I do for customer quilts.
This past weekend I took two days to myself, when I SHOULD have been out cleaning up the gardens (the canna lilies still need to be dug out and put away for the winter, and let me tell you - they look awful right now!).
But, I have baby Christmas gifts done. You only get to see one piece - I don't want to spoil the surprise.
I have a Quilt of Valour quilted and ready for binding. I thought that was an appropriate way to spend Remembrance Day.
I made two loaves of Honey Oatmeal bread. You can see that loaf #1 is disappearing fast. Jean & Dave popped in while I was working on this - they stayed for coffee and zucchini loaf (my freezer overfloweth...). It was appropriate that I was wearing the apron that Jean made for me a few years ago.
And I caved in and took Sadie for a nice long walk. This is her "Aren't you done YET?" pose.