So my work load has been a little bit heavier than normal lately. It's all good, and I'm so lucky to have been given some of the opportunities that have come my way! It is stressful though and I've had this ray of light in the distance to pull me through the heavy work load. Breaking Dawn, the final installment of Bella and Edward's vampire love story comes out tomorrow. And I made a deal with myself that I would finish up certain projects by the time it came out so I could fully enjoy the book. I'm not done with said projects. Close, but no shiny star for me yet. And I have been fighting inner turmoil over what to do. Stick to my rules (they are very important when you are self employed!) and be responsible and work through the weekend to finish up? Or give myself a break (I have soooo earned it) and indulge in some book time this weekend? I have been tossing and turning over the options, all the while working away like a crazy person at said secret projects. (I know secret projects are the pits for everyone but the secret keeper-sorry) I have finally conceded to myself that even if I did get my projects done Saturday, I wouldn't get to send them until Monday. And I could totally finish the book by mid Saturday, leaving me a good chunk of Saturday and Monday until 4 pm to finish things up. And I could listen to it on Itunes for a second time while I work. (In case you're wondering-that's not an option for the first experience with a book. The first time absolutely must be with your nose IN the book.) And if I didn't take a break to read the book-I would just be thinking about the rest of the world who IS reading it and I wouldn't get a thing done! Right? Anyhow, what's the worst that could happen? My boss will fire me? This whole self employment thing gets better all the time. And Dustin has offered to go stand in line for me so I can just work right up until he places the book in my hands. I will squeal, he will pat my head and smile.
If you aren't one of those who will be devouring Breaking Dawn this weekend, then here is another tutorial for you from my patterns. Enjoy. I have been biasing and piping everything lately - so much fun!
And here is the low resolution pic that you can download if the large file of the PDF is more than your computer can handle. :) I've been there-you have my sympathies.