I could have come home and vacuumed.
I could have come home and thrown a load of laundry in.
I could have come home and matched the lids to the containers for all the plastic stuff Dearly Beloved and I take our lunches in and tossed the ones that don't have mates (and which are running away with the odd socks, apparently).
I could have come home and scrubbed a bathroom or two.
I did none of these things.
I plopped myself in the wing chair and picked up the Schwalm project.
And this is what I did:
I adore this lacy square!
Just about the time I got used to the rhythm of the stitch the square was over.
I have probably mentioned this a thousand times or so, but I'm taking the Cabinet of Curiosities (aka The Casket Class) from Tricia Nguyen. Somewhere this little pattern is going to find a place on my casket. I don't know where and I haven't quite figured out how, but it's going to go there somewhere.
Now, I don't have to go to work tomorrow so I could stay up later and do another square, but this has gone so well so far that I'm afraid to attempt to cut threads again. So I think I'll pull out the directions for finishing for Betsy Morgan's Elizabethan Etui and read over them. Tomorrow I'm going to take a deep breath and start that assembly.
Unless, of course, I can't stand it and have to do some more squares on this piece.