This last week, my girls were out of summer school, my husband was mostly off work during the week, and our 2 babysitters were out of town. Given those circumstances, I got to spend a lot of time enjoying my family (which is what summer is all about anyway), and little in my studio.
Then, this weekend, my best friend, Kris, came in to town for her bachelorette weekend. Now this was my style of bachelorette weekends--we went to a spa for an overnight, got a pedicure, did some wine tasting, went for lots of walks, talked, talked and more talk. Many of you may not know that Kris was my roommate freshman, junior and senior years of college (we had a lapse of sound judgement my sophomore year). The girls' weekends have gotten fewer and farther in between as life has pulled on us in different ways. But, wow, when we get them, I know I cherish them even more! Kris is such a rock in my life--such a known. I love talking to her, but I wouldn't even have to have her there, we know each other so well I can talk to her in my head when she isn't available! Anyway, toward the end of our time together, we ended up in my studio, working out some details on her gifts for those helping out with her wedding. We designed together this bracelet for her sister. So fun! Even though I had thoroughly enjoyed my time last week with those that I love, I was feeling the call from my studio!!! I don't know about you, but if for ANY reason I can't do something, I want to do it all the more! So, this bit of time to design was just lovely. After that, we designed a soda pop bracelet for Kris. She has been eyeing them since I made my first, but hadn't seen 'the one' yet. It turned out super cute, and made for another great memory. Thank you, Kris, for sharing this time with me during your crazy busy wedding planning time. What a gift!