I've been feeling under-the-weather since the weekend. I knew it was bad when I didn't even want to get up to make coffee (I'm sure there are some who would get off their deathbed for a cup). So I have pretty much been in a fog since Friday night.
And that means I haven't cross-stitched since the weekend either! And ohmygod, I miss it so much! I am even dreaming that I am cross-stitching. The good news is, just before I started swinging back shots of cold medicine on Saturday afternoon, I swung by the used bookstore and SCORED! Picked up eight needle-art books! I haven't felt up to looking through them carefully, so it's going to feel like Christmas morning once I do.
The most ambitious creative endeavor in the past few days has been separating all the loose "leftover" embroidery floss. The mess was beginning to resemble a colorful bird's nest. I need to get in the habit of wrapping unused floss back around the bobbin it came from. It kind of drives me crazy to not have an impeccable organized embroidery floss case. I prefer organized chaos.
I have mentioned before how I avoid organizing embroidery floss by hue. Having floss placed together randomly helps to inspire color combinations not only in embroidery, but also for knitting and crochet projects. Seriously, take a look below and see if you don't envision heaps of tricolor granny squares or rows of ripples!
Ah! I hope to feel better soon, 'cause I see several perfect combinations for the not-yet-revealed "classic movie" granny square blanket I have planned! I am going to freakin' love this project ― and I think you will too!