A week away usually signifies a little rest or a vacation. Not this past week! This week away meant lots of work, but different than work at home and lots of fun. I think I am the only person who goes to Florida and never sees the sun!
Brent and I dug right into making sense of the garage after he picked me up at the airport. The garage was packed and we weren't able to find anything we needed when we needed it.
This was the last major project to finish on the renovation of his house. The garage was the catch all for all of the supplies we needed to redo the house, and that on top of a mess from when he moved. It was crazy!
Although it was a two day project, we made great progress and had everything organized by the time we finished. Not only can he find what he needs, he can walk all the way around the garage!
It felt so good to be on the bike and have that little bit of exercise. The shadow is as close as I get to a selfie. I just wanted to prove that I really was out riding a bike. I used Natalie's bike while I was there, but sure would have liked to have had my bright colored bike. Maybe next time.
It usually takes about 15 minutes after I arrive to have Brent's house littered with projects. This time it actually took two days since we started in the garage.
One of the main reasons I went to see Brent was to help him design a custom pattern for a jacket. I think we succeeded through a little trial and error.
There are two classes, in all the classes that I took for my four year college degree, that I can say I absolutely use on a regular basis. One of them is a textile class on the properties of fabrics and the other class, that I used this weekend, was a flat pattern design class.
We made a muslin template and adjusted from there. As I made the pattern, he worked through the details that he wanted on his jacket. He concentrated on the stitching details and learned to sew (the only thing he had ever sewn before was a pair of leather shoes... Blue suede of course!) He did an amazing job and really paid attention to details. I told him he just made a college pattern without going to kindergarten. Now he just needs to add buttons and wait for the weather to cool. What a great creative week.