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Crafting On :: Napwork

It's featherbed and hat and vest and shawl and blanket and slipper season. With all the funny end-of-world weather, it feels like it came up so suddenly. The children and I shivered and rushed through piling (free!) firewood into the car last night, as if we lived in Norway and a blizzard was on the wind.  I really want to hibernate and just stay home all the time.  I've been tired lately, not sleeping well and not sitting down enough, so quiet time at home has been almost non-negotiable.  Yesterday, I made Laurel and me cozy on my super-fluffy bed and covered us up with lot of blankets and put on a boiled wool vest and hat. It felt so nice just to sit on that cloud of feathers.  I started on the second half of the Icy Hombre poncho (which makes me laugh every time).


And this girl, well, you can see what she did.  After a little singing and squirming for a few minutes, she went right off to sleep.  It won't be long until I can't put my handwork on a little person and take a picture.  I think of Laurel and how she has been, her beginnings, and how her whole desire for life seems so strong.  I think I want to do a child study on her since she is the subject of much consternation lately.  I think I could talk on and on about everything but crafting this morning.

Mobcaps and things

Here are some of last week's makings.  ALL THE MOBCAPS.  Mine is plaid, Willow's is violently white, and Laurel's is missing.  It has the sweetest blue clovers or mythic blue raspberries on it.  Here's one of the potholders that I am working on, too.  I'm mulling over the design now, though it was mostly sewn last year.  Oh, and there's the finished half of the Icy Hombre.  I'm really hoping to finish it this week so that I can start on the wonderful yarn that blakdove sent me yesterday.  I've got a long list of things to make that will depress me if I think too much on it, but I know I'll feel better to have it all out of the way.  I better get up and make something.

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( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )
Nov. 22nd, 2016 11:55 am (UTC)
That sounds so cosy, all that wool and feathers. Just what you need at this time of year. Sorry to hear you have been tired and been too busy. Hope you can get plenty of downtime at home. When we have too many projects and you feel overwhelmed, stop, take a breath and remind yourself, one stitch or thing at a time....and you will get there. I have to keep reminding myself too! Take care
Your makings look great!
Nov. 23rd, 2016 09:54 am (UTC)
You are right. Plugging along is the best thing to do. :-)
Nov. 22nd, 2016 03:05 pm (UTC)
Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
That sounds pretty perfect to me - especially the nap! I love the mob caps, as I child obsessed with Victoriana and Holly Hobbet it was my idea of perfect!
Nov. 23rd, 2016 09:55 am (UTC)
Re: Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
The mob caps were so easy to make and so cute when done. :-)
( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )

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