Friday, January 29, 2010


I crashed last night.

The day job took a toll, and three late nights and early mornings in a row.

When I got home, I could hardly keep my eyes open. I decided that operating power tools or extremely hot studio items was not a good idea with my eyes closed.

Possibly, if I had gone downstairs anyway I would have gotten a second wind. But I decided to give in to the sandman instead.

Today, Friday, if I have a late night catching up on things, I can sleep in tomorrow. All the way to 8:00 am or some crazy idea like that.

But at some point, I guess it's best to allow the body to have some downtime. So I did.

What did I do instead? I crocheted some tiny lace medallions and some longer lace bands.

I used a few of my hand dyed costume pearls, and some strands of my hand dyed silk threads from the stash for a couple of them.

I have an idea about putting them together with the resin or stitching pewter emblems to them. And I don't like to crochet when my hands are darkened with metal dust and patina residue, or coated with paint. It might get all over the thin, wispy cotton and silk threads.

So last night was the perfect time for it. My hands were clean. The rythmic actions of the crochet lulled me. And the heating pad on my back didn't hurt things a bit either.

Tonight I may have another marathon session in the studio. But last night, I took the night off.

As much as I ever do, anyway.


SummersStudio said...

Good for you, Lynn. It's important rest when you are fatigued. Tonight's a play night, right? Happy creative play!

TesoriTrovati said...

I hear you!
Since it is my 9p-midnight job I have to give in to my body's crazy need for sleep at times. Last night I spent my time playing Clue with my kids and watching Project Runway to get all inspired. The night before that was a date on the couch with my husband. Maybe I am avoiding what I need to do, but I much prefer that I am rejuvenating my creative stores.
Enjoy the day!

SueBeads said...

Definitely a good idea to take a break. When you get back to it, it will be fresh and fun! I like your crocheting - can't wait to see what you do with them!

Janet said...

Crochet is so comforting and relaxing! Those are some real beautys Lynn!
Janet ox