let’s not

That time we moved the bed and that night neither of us could sleep because we had a new side, and after midnight we flipped and tried sleeping at the foot of the bed and it still didn’t feel right, and the only good things that came out of it were you found your chess set, and I found where I put all the kitchen cotton, and the next day I made your sleepy face some coffee and a bedroom colored dishcloth, and yes I love you, but no, I still don’t want to play chess.

(P.S been trying every excuse to work these lovely cafe hooks, going back to my very beginnings of utility crochet 💕)

my plain explained

I practice a lot, I like to get things just right and I usually use neutral colors and plain fabrics so I can truly see exactly what is happening with the shape and structure, it also forces quality and improvement in my handiwork when every stitch, pucker and fold is clearly visible.

Years ago there was this really amazing mill end fabric shop a few towns over, when you walked in, you never knew what you might find. There were first run proofs, rejected strike offs, misprints, factory remnants and discontinued full bolts at half price. In those days I was able to get so much natural duck cloth (canvas), cotton muslin, linen, and wool at an even deeper discount, because nobody wanted those plain fabrics. Most of the quilters and sewists that were shopping along side me, were coming in for the more colorful quilting cottons & fashion prints.

Over the years, the side effect of always having bulk neutrals on hand was that it became my color and fabric of choice. Basic, unfussy, perfection.