of course, a week of doing nothing requires a lot of packing (again, if you’re me) and apparently I had BIG plans. I dragged up a bag of fabric and my sewing machine along with my cutting mat and rulers (much to tom’s chagrin). I was going to finish that ’80’s quilt if it killed me. notice there’s no quilt in this post. I did daydream about it. I even looked through my fabric. but it just didn’t happen. not packing an iron will hamper most sewing plans. can I be honest here? I wasn’t that sad about it. sure, it would have been fun but I was more than ok just reading. what I was really daydreaming about, what I really wanted to do, was knit.
unfortunately, my arms aren’t ready for that yet. woolly socks and stripy cardigans are relegated to dreams for now. so I decided to slowly test out my wrists with a little x-stitching. I already started two of the farmfolk (from wee wonderfuls) earlier in the summer, so I mostly worked on the eggs and butter girl. I forgot how soothing working with little stitches was, how you loose yourself in every x. and my wrist and shoulder didn’t die, so that’s always a plus. it helps that each girl is teeny tiny. maybe I’ll be able to slowly, and I mean sloooowly, knit this fall?
I treated myself and used cachel linen with some dmc and cosmo floss. I also used some vintage floss that I inherited from one of tom’s grandmothers. I know that cosmo is now the floss to drool over, but I didn’t see a difference between it and the dmc. I loved both equally. the linen was gorgeous so I definitely suggest trying it out. now I have a x-stitching itch I need to scratch. any other cute, small patterns I should be on the lookout for?