Yesterday I had a little me-day. Every so often I take a day off and have some me time. Yesterday I spent it with a co-worker. We have craft in common. She is very much a knitter and is trying all kinds of things. I have taken up knitting again. So off we went together to the craft fair. This is not where you buy the craft stuff others make, but buy supplies for your own craft.
There is very little sewing there (well quilting is there) but lots of cross stitch, knitting, stuff, things and doodles. So many things I would want and knwing I don’t have the time to do it all. So I resisted a lot, but not everything.
I bought a packet to make two adorable little puppets for my nieces of zwarte piet. The idea is that SO gives them in his guise of Sinterklaas. I have a month to make them so it is my mission in the next few weeks. I still have enough wool, so in order to not do the fabric build up I resisted. But I did buy one of the kaalund yarns to try my hand at lace knitting at some stage (5-year project). I also bought some cable-stitch pens, locking stitch markers and a latch hook (for rugmaking).
My co-worker fell hard for a cross stitch pattern. As she had never done it before and she fell of course for a not too easy package with several colours red and orange. I persuaded her to buy a really small one to try first and get the feel. I am glad she did listen. She also bought the most amazing yarn, for a shrug for her sister and some other bits and bobs.
It was a fun day together and it tickled my creativity again. I mean spinning, weaving, colouring, felting etc all that sort of stuff I really really do not have time for, but intrigue me as well. Better get going on my cross stitch first again though. Enough to do still.