Although I'm really looking forward to a new hip next week, I'm also starting to have a little anxiety about it as well. I had a wee bit of trouble with my sleep last night. This morning I knew a visit to the local market would do me good and since hubby is golfing this weekend, I spent the rest of my day immersed in projects in the sewing studio.
Something fun, I free motion stitched my snippets and fibers to the background with an overlay of netting to keep it contained.
My thinking is to use it as a background for some applique flowers and some dragonflies.
I like this hand dye with it. The color says cosmos.
I finished up the small details on the pin cushion and a needle case. They'll be added to my gift box.
Then I even stitched together a burp pad. I've got a few cut out.
It's not that I'm in a frenzy to finish or that I'm in any way putting stress on myself to do so. It's simply the best way for me to channel my nervous energy.
I've even got two knitting projects almost finished. The afghan above.
And a pair of alpaca socks for my husband.
Of course I can't wait to start some new ones! Last night I put my sock patterns in plastic pages. I've been accumulating different ones since starting up with the local sock knitting group.
Keeping busy is the best thing for me right now. Even if im nervous about the hip replacement surgery, I'm so looking forward to walking, biking and swimming again. I haven't been near my beloved trail and fall will be just the time to be reacquainted.