OK, on Monday, I jump on a plane and go 1200kms to get surgery.
I have a half day journey, lots of hanging around airports, hanging around the surgeon’s office, hanging around the patient accommodation the night before, hanging around waiting to go down to theatre. And as I’ve recently demonstrated to myself, keeping my hands busy is a great antidote to stress, worry, impatience and boredom. So I’ve brought forward a project I’ve been planning for a while. It should have been Steampunk, but there are too many tiny pieces to lose, and I need a table to lay things out on so I can keep track of where I am. Not a good travel project…
I adore indigo, that most intense and lavishly blue of dyes. I especially love batiks and Japanese fabrics, and have been accumulating them here and there over the past few years. And recently, the lovely and generous Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl brought me back some fabrics and two furoshiki from Japan. The furoshiki are traditional gift-wrapping cloths, and one of them will feature somewhere on the indigo quilt which is brewing in the back of my mind.
Now it’s time to take the rotary cutter to my fabrics. And it’s going to be an EPP hexie project because that’s portable, because I can crank them out at speed, and because I love the combination of indigo and red, so it’s indigo flowers with red hearts. I have no idea what it’s going to be, or how big, or how long it will take, but it’s going to keep my hands busy and my mind and heart peaceful before, during and after my hospital stay.
And best of, I can carry it around in my new travel sewing kit!