26 February 2011
It seems strange to be writing a post about craft weekend when craft weekend is still underway (I am sure that things are humming along in the studio tonight as I type, fueled by Maria's risotto, Nichola's Tart Tartin, Suzie's fudge, Al's peanut brittle, various beverages and an eclectic mix on the stereo). But craft weekend for me this time was in the form of a one night mid-week get-away, accompanied by little A, a basket of knitting, some supplies should the opportunity to sew materialise, and an eager delight at the opportunity to spend time with a few good friends at this special place.
But even as such a short stay, with crafting and conversations curtailed by the demands of mothering (somewhat annoyingly the baby monitor couldn't cope with the distance between the studio and house..), it was a wonderful weekend-ish. I've returned home with my creative spirit thoroughly refreshed, a little bit of knitting done, a quick and dirty sewing renovation under my belt (from that to this), patterns traced, new project ideas bouncing around my head, a smile on my face from the friendships (and gifts) shared, a few new books (for C of course, to compensate for his disappointment that I wasn't going to be sewing him some new clothes- there's nothing to make you want to make things for someone than their disappointment that you won't be...) and gratitude to little A for being so sweet and settled and letting me get away with it.