An impromptu invitation from nearby cousins, to play in their new pool, had the wee girl changed and out the door before I had time to contemplate how to best use my child-free time. Overwhelmed by crafty possibilities, I flapped about in unfocused circles for a bit. Decided to go for a swim. Came back, looked at the thread-and fabric-strewn floor and got the vacuum cleaner out. Decided life was too short (and child-free time is shorter still) so got out the new quilting book and a bunch of pre-cut fabric.
the cat quilt, chopped them up randomly and started stitching things together in an ad-hoc manner.... and stayed focused on the puzzle until the wee hours of the morning.
Well...life's a bit short, really.