When I delivered Olivia I had a terrible hospital stay (long, unoriginal story). But now I’m sort of looking forward to my two days at Spectrum Butterworth.
That hospital stay will be the last time I am completely alone and duty free for the next several years. No toddler. No dog. No bills to pay or house to clean or laundry to fold.
But as a recovering workaholic I can’t just let myself sit and twiddle my thumbs while I’m there. I need a project.
So I’ve chosen an easy embroidery project for my April Pattern Pact. It’s from Alicia Paulson’s book Embroidery Companion. I don’t remember how I stumbled across this book, but now I own it and need to stop daydreaming about the projects and actually do one. I’ve always loved hand stitchery and this book may be the help I need to delve more deeply into this world.
In keeping my New Year’s resolution to sew for ME, I am making myself this small sampler. I have dreams of hanging it in my office/sewing room one day. Since I was a child I’ve always craved my own space for just me. That’s not feasible at this time in my life so for now I keep myself happy with the dream room in my mind. When I saw Alicia’s sampler in her book I added that chair to my dream, too (a pillow like that was already there).
Back to my hospital stay:
I have this admittedly insane notion of working on this project while I’m there.
Moms out there, is this an average-insane idea, or more a “you should burn your pattern & DMC floss right now and forget the thought ever crossed your mind” kind of insane?
Either way I’m still gonna try it.
Afterall, I ain’t Crazyladypantyhose for nothing!
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