One piece of fabric has goats! I always wanted a goat until my sister in law got two Nigerian goats. They were as cute as can be until they jumped on top of my Mini Cooper! Now I stick to goat cheese (or fabric). The buttons and buckles were unbelievably inexpensive--so I couldn't resist. I'm not really a belt wearer, but I thought the buckles might make interesting jewelry.
I also made this table top. It had been on my to-do list for two years:
So what did I do on my vacation--if I didn't sew? A bunch of stuff around the house. We took down the dining room wallpaper. Two layers. It was a quite a chore. But nothing compared to the excruciating process of James Mason and I agreeing on the new wall color and fabric for drapes.
In the meantime, I have started on another room. It was once a sitting room, then art studio where my husband used to work (we're both illustrators and work digitally now). Several years ago, he built me a beautiful vanity in it. Its a nice sunny room with windows on three sides. I decided to move my jewelry crafting operation there from my sewing room in the basement. The way it was, I could sew or I could bead, but I couldn't do both at the same time. I gave the chair that was in the room to a friend. The next day she confided in me that it had never occurred to her before, but she now realizes she also needs a beading room! I have appropriated a desk from my husband and I'll be making new drapes. I bet it gets done before the dining room.
Today, I am going to be spending some quality time in the sewing room. We've missed each other.