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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
A Lousy Head Cold Can't Stifle Creativity!
I have been fighting a lousy head cold for about a week and a half now. I really shouldn't complain as I rarely get sick - maybe once every five years or so but, when I do I inevitably get a cough that just won't quit.
Unfortunately, I gave my head cold to my wonderful husband. He doesn't get a cough. Instead he always gets a sinus infection - which is worse and, for which, he needs to visit the doctor. That's what he'll be doing tomorrow.
So, I've been off the computer for about a week and a half just sitting in a chair or laying on the sofa - coughing my fool head off. However, and I know other crafters will know what I mean when I say this - that didn't stop or stifle my creativity. Oh, no! Just the opposite. Creativity doesn't sit still! Cough! Cough!
Not only do I need to cough, but I need to be making something while I am. I can't just resign myself to sitting and relaxing. Oh, NO! I have to be productive while I'm sick. Cough! Cough! Achoo!
I figured that since I wasn't going anywhere I'd kill two birds with one stone and get a few of my UFO's or craft kits that have been on the back burner for a few years done.
So, I dragged out 4 punch needle kits that I bought during a trip to Sturbridge with my Mom several years ago and decided that now was as good a time as any to teach myself how to punch needle.
Well, 4 kits later I have to tell you that I loved it. The main reason was that I loved being able to finish a kit in one day. Unlike other needlepoint kits that can take weeks or months to finish, the punch needle is so small it lends itself to being completed in a day or less. It was wonderful, and very relaxing - every other cough or so.
And, I also dragged out some needle felting kits that I also had bought on that same shopping trip. I do have to admit that was a great shopping day. Sometimes you find what you want and sometime you don't. I certainly did that day.
In any event, I had 6 needle felting kits I had bought so I decided to do an easy snowman and was thrilled with the way it turned out. The remaining 5 kits should be easy enough to put together and will make GREAT Christmas gifts.
I'll have to frame my punch needle masterpieces and when I do I'll post a picture of them. They, too will make GREAT Christmas gifts.
I'll take pictures of the needle felting when I'm done as well so you can see what I managed to accomplish while coughing my fool head off.
There must be something wrong with me. I can't just sit and relax and get over a cold. Oh, No! I have to be creative while coughing. There's got to be a name for that!
There is - I'm a CRAFTER!
Cough! Cough! Achoo! Cough! Cough!
Knit one purl two! Cough! Cough!