So, I took a few days off…

I took a couple of days off early this week. With the weekend and my normal day off as bookends, I had a total of 5 days off… most of them at home, often alone… and I'm not sure I can express how wonderful it was!

It was nothing short of GLORIOUS. And also quite productive!

The first day (Saturday) was actually spent mostly in the car — driving back and forth to Minneapolis with Kate to attend the wedding of one of her high school friends. There was lots of knitting sewing time. (Truth: I don't really enjoy knitting in the car all that much.) (Y'all can kick me out of the club if you want.)


When I'd snipped the ties on the shibori indigo-dyed onesies, I also snipped into the fabric of one of them! It left a tiny little hole on the front near the shoulder.


So I fixed that.


The wedding venue was 514 Studios in downtown Minneapolis. The ceremony, dinner, and reception were all held there… it was an intimate wedding and quite lovely!


Instead of cake, there was a gorgeous dessert buffet. That "donut"? A "Chocolate O." Brownie base, chocolate glazed chocolate mousse "donut shape," caramel center, and topped with a chocolate disc and gold leaf. It was amazingly light and delicious… as was everything.

It was a long, long day but I'm glad I went along to help with driving. We got home at about 2 a.m. and fell into bed.


Junah was over for a while on Sunday (or Monday or Tuesday… I really don't remember) while Ali & I regrouped for a project day we planned for Wednesday. That boy is a flash these days, but he stopped for a sec to check out my yarn winder… wearing the repaired onesie and a cute kerchief that his mama made.


It didn't take him long to figure out how it worked! He came into the house with one shoe on, and left that way; we were all amazed that he never took it off… busybusybusy!


I started, worked on, discarded and/or finished many projects over the extended weekend. One of those projects was this Ale Asylum Hopalicious tool caddy for my workroom.

Stay tuned.

7 thoughts on “So, I took a few days off…

  1. Oh yes, your tool caddy is SO cool and I have dozens (well Smith has them, but…), which means I’m going to follow your lead (as I often do). Diddle, diddle, dumpling….one shoe off and one shoe on….so fun!

  2. I feel the need to go check the refrigerator and make a tool caddy of my own! Your cute hole mending almost makes me want to snip into a few of my own garments on purpose. I love that Junah is actively participating in project day!

  3. Vacation days at home (and alone!) are often the best. Sounds like you made good use of your time and that plate of desserts? Oh my!

  4. Love the tool caddy! (I know just which six-pack case I want to make one for myself. . . ) So glad you had such a great stay-cation! (I don’t like knitting in the car, either, truth be told.)

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