I'm an introvert, through and through. I'm not the kind of girl who has ever had a whole lot of friends, but I've been very lucky to have just a few close ones throughout my life... and Abbey is one of the closest. I met Abbey several years ago, can't remember the year exactly, but it was shortly after college and she and I ended up working together in a textile design studio. We worked together for a few months before we really even started talking. One day we wound up on the same bus headed to work, so I sat beside her and tried to small talk. I had been absent the day before, so she asked where I had been. I was embarrassed to report that we had an unfortunate and emotionally exhausting "porch fire" at the house I had been renting, as a result of an errantly thrown and non-extinguisher joint (not mine!) that landed in a planter full of peat moss during a birthday party, only to smoulder throughout the day and burst into flames late Sunday night... I took the Monday off due to emotional exhaustion (and probably a lagging hangover). Oh, early 20's I miss you! Anyway... something about the joint-sparked birthday porch fire story just clicked, we cracked up laughing and have been friends ever since. (My landlord didn't find it as funny...)
|Me and my Abbey!|
Anyway! Abbey came up on Tuesday morning and just left this afternoon. We got so much done, though I have to admit I feel like Abbey was more productive than I was, I've been feeling very scattered this week...
Last night we rolled all of my elastic onto cardboard spools while watching episodes of Destination Truth on Netflix. Dan even pitched in and rolled 50 meters of candy-pink elastic for us! In the process I found things I didn't even know I had... like a ton of snow white fold over elastic. That's something I can never have enough of.
I am really liking having my sewing room set up in the spare bedroom. It has made a big difference in my frame of mind. It's nice to feel like I "go to work" and "leave" at the end of the day... even though it's just upstairs. Abbey labelled my binders for me, everything is starting to look so professional, and I'm starting to feel like I'm really running a business.
|A rare photo of Ohhh Lulu herself!|