Monday, July 13, 2009

Insomnia and Creativity

Contrary to what one would expect, there is a benefit to insomnia. Now I do not suffer from it often, but the other night, there was a thunderstorm raging outside, and my mind was racing. I quietly tiptoed out of my bedroom, and settled in the living room. I tried to read, but could not focus. My knitting was on the bedside table, and I did not want to bother Mr. SockPixie. So I went to the "school room" (which is where we homeschool)and took some paper and a pencil, and I started sketching... By midnight I had something, a pixie sitting on a mushroom and knitting socks! By chance my embroidery box was in the living room. I took a piece of cotton in a natural tone, picked some brightly colored threads, and started stitching.



A few hours later, as the storm started to abate, I was practically done, and ready for sleep. I put the finishes last night, and here she is now!



Isn't she so SockPixie, bubbly, and colorful? Now what to do with her? My little daughter wants her as a pillow on her bed, and I would like her to become the pretty side of a sock knitting project bag. I will probably make the design available to you as well as a pdf.



Who knew insomnia could lead to so much embroidery fun!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

This is so cute!

Suzanne said...

Absolutely darling.

Anonymous said...

Your sock knitting pixie makes me smile.

Quiltersal said...

As my darling DIL says, "that is just too stinkin' cute!" I'd love to have a copy of her...I see a sock project bag as well. Thanks for sharing her with us...she is divine!

Anonymous said...

I think you should make a project bag for yourself! She is lovely.

BeckyS said...

OMGosh! She's so adorable. Makes me want to drag out my embroidery. :)

Teish said...

How cute! I may have to learn embroidery!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

This is so sweet. I would enjoy doing some embroidery but can't find quality linen blanks. Would you be able to recommend where to find - or do you sell - the project bags?

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