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What Would You Do?


If you had a week to do whatever you wanted, without regard to responsibilities, what would you do?

I’d play with this:

It’s Pagewood Farms Willow Creek laceweight.  1,350 yards of it.  The colorway is Crayon.  I saw it on someone’s blog, I can’t remember which one, and had to have it.  I purchased it from Ewe Need Yarn.  Don’t go to the website or you’ll find something that “ewe need”.

I’d also start digging into this:

It’s Prairie Paisley by Minnick and Simpson for Moda.  I have a plan!!!  Bit first, I’d finish this:

It’s Quadrille by Miss Rosie.  The fabric is an older Moda line called Sweet Romance by Barbara Brackman.  I’m loving it!

And along with drinking Diet Coke and eating chocolate, I’d do some of this:

So, what are you going to do with your week?  I want to hear your ideas.

Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, I don’t have a week like that coming up, but it’s fun to dream.  Being an adult is way overrated!

My actual week is going to be great though.  The Genius is coming home tomorrow for 9 days!  We should get some quality knitting time in.  My sister and her family are coming on Saturday.  I’ll never turn down an opportunity to hang out with my sister.  I’m going to get to spend a lot of time with her this summer!

Life is good!  Summer in Minnesota is amazing!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

13 thoughts on “What Would You Do?

  1. A whole week to do whatever I wanted? Eep! The mind boggles!

    Hm. Let’s see. I’d download a couple/few excellent audiobooks. I’d buy some bread, cheese, fruit, vegs, hummus, and granola for a week of healthy eats w/o cooking. I’d cast on a variety of Knitspot projects (Stonewell, Hypoteneuse, Gust) and a sweater or two from A Fine Fleece. I’d finally try overdyeing the dozen skeins of Takhi Donegal Tweed that I got for a grand total of $12. I’d sit by my favorite pond every afternoon-into-evening to enjoy the uninterrupted solitude, good story, great knitting, and spectacular sunsets.

    Damn, that sounds heavenly.

    Back to real life, where I will squeeze creative time in betw. the full-time work, the homeschooling, the social life, the household responsibilities, the summer events, and the chauffeuring. Ah well, that’s good stuff too. 🙂

  2. I can’t even answer this question. How sad is that? I haven’t had ONE EVENING off since giving birth over 8 years ago. The Big Guy and I haven’t had so much as a dinner alone since she was born.
    Alone? For a week? Out of the question.
    But, you know, my everyday life is so spectacular and exciting, what could I need a break from????!!!

  3. A week alone… I’d sit quietly for the first day and just enjoy the solitude and quiet…with a good book.

    Then the rest of the week I’d just let it unfold…ideas/creativity will surface and I will just run with them.

    Oh yea…and after day three I’d invite my dear hubby along for the rest of the week…after all he is half the “fun”…LOL.

  4. Sounds like a good time to me!

    Summer in Florida is HOT!

  5. I forgot to mention that I’d need to throw some good books in there too!

  6. I would wake up every morning and pour myself a cup of coffee. I would sit in my chair and read everyone’s blogs. I’m not sure if I would get dressed but I for sure would spend the day in my sewing room. I would eat what ever I wanted and go to bed when I wanted. I would try and use paper plates and plastic forks so I wouldn’t have to do dishes. I would do this every day until I got busted by my family. I’m sure it would not last for more than 24 hours. It’s never about me.

  7. A whole week to myself? No family, no pets? WOW, does such a thing exist? Ummmmmm, sounds sooooooo good! I think I would start off with a lovely day trip to the mountains. I would find a nice quiet spot beside a mountain stream and spend the day reading a good murder mystery, or just sitting and listening to the rippling water gently flowing over the rocks. I would definitely find time in the week to work on the Disappearing Nine Patch quilt I have in progress. It’s a scrappy thing made from various prints by various designers, and I think it’s going to be pretty when finished (I hope). Maybe a little crocheting, scrapbooking and/or card making. Maybe some painting? Gosh, it’s nice to dream. Thank you for the thought provoking subject.

  8. i’d ditto everyone of your activities! except my doggie is black!

  9. First of all I think I would sleep. A lot. Or not. There is a good chance I would be so wired about all the things I would be able to do, that I wouldn’t even be able to sleep. But I’d want to. I want that now, also.
    Then I think I would wander around having a hard time to pick what to do. Lol. But after a few hours of getting used to the idea, the quietness, the time on my hands, I thinks I would sew. A lot. And knit. A lot. And read books. Take long hot baths with some magazines and candles. I would take long walks, just wandering around, with no goal. I would go (thrift) shopping. Oh my, shopping without little ones in my skirt! Did I say already that I would sleep? A lot?

    And then I think I would slowly start to become restless. And I would start to miss those little feet runnung around while I try to concentrate. And miss those voices screaming loud when I am tired at the end of a day. A week is very long… It souns like heaven, but at the same time horribly long. I am such a wimpy mom…..

  10. i wish i had a week like that! instead i’ve got cleaning.. laundry.. work.. you know the usual!

  11. Well, suck a gift would be a figment of the imagination, so i could imagine all the flower beds would be cleaned and edged, the housework would be all caught up, and all the meals would be prepared by someone else, then I would:
    1. Knit on something for me
    2. Design 4 or 5 for my alpaca friend and get started on all of them
    3. read my fun read by Martha Grimes
    4. Read my newest serious book “My Sister’s Keeper”
    5. Finsh the Marshmallow Comforter
    6. Read Scripture and meditate on it
    –not necessarily in that order.
    It feels restful just imagining it.

  12. I would probably do most of the things I do now. But after a while, I’d need some people, so I’d drop in on you- right in the middle of your week.

  13. Wow, I don’t actually know what I’d do with my entirely free week…SO many possibilities!

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