I've been super busy all week preparing for the two sets of in-laws that will be visiting us starting this afternoon - Hubby's sister and her husband are coming from Turkey, and his brother, his wife and baby are coming from New York. It's going to be a family-filled week!
I spent Monday through Wednesday cleaning and grocery shopping (much of Monday was spent getting my sewing stuff out of the guest room and reorganizing), and yesterday I went out to one of the west suburbs to see my aunt and uncle and one of my cousins. They were in town doing a craft show there; they make and sell Cherry Pit Pacs - an indispensable item in our household! And today, before heading up to the airport this afternoon, I'll be doing a bunch of cooking and laundry - whew!
But in between all the housework, I did manage to finish the front of the Wavy Line Sweater. I'm still in love with this knit - it is so much fun to do! Here's how the unblocked front looks next to the blocked back:
Yes, that's a ray of sunshine in the upper left corner! Hurray!
I also did a quick stamping on my nails this morning, with the hope it will help my mani last through all my cooking today:
The base color was China Glaze Concrete Catwalk from the fall Metro collection - a deep, blue-toned grey. I stamped it with the argyle image from Konad plate m60 using China Glaze Admire from the Romantique collection. I'm kind of wishing I hadn't though - this is one instance where the photo looks better than real life! Oh well, maybe I'll have time to do something new tomorrow!
And look how long my nails are getting, thanks to the Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator basecoat! I really do feel it has helped my nails become a lot stronger. I've been using it about 90% of the time for the last two months. My nails are actually too long for my liking now - it's very hard for me to type quickly because they're getting in the way! I'll be cutting them down soon, but I just had to say how impressed I am with this product!