Well, a long time ago I came home from Senegal…(April 23), then had an Open Studios weekend, and then school started up again. On May 5 our house was totally turned upside down when we had workers pull up all the wall-to-wall carpeting and install hardwood floors, so my sewing area was completely disrupted. And it stayed disrupted as we slowly began to discover what we wanted to put back, what could be donated to charity, and what could be completely thrown away/recycled.
But the floors are definitely worth it:
And here is a photo of more of my sewing stuff still being stored in the family room:
Then, I had another adventure. I went to Mohegan Sun to attend a Bruce Springsteen concert (my 47th, BTW) and stay overnight in Connecticut…and while I had General Admission tickets (which meant that I’d be standing on the floor for the entire concert), I was very, very lucky: I got put into a lottery to stand in the Pit….(the area right in front of the stage) and I WON!
That was on May 17. On May 18, I woke up with a UTI….it hurt to urinate, and I called my doctor. She prescribed Bactrim, which I started taking right away. However, three days later I was not better, so she prescribed a different antibiotic. Long story short: On May 24, when I had had a fever for five days, I was admitted to the hospital, where I spent five days. As it turns out, the type of infection I had would only respond to a particular antibiotic, which had to be administered by IV for 14 days. So, at the hospital they inserted a PICC line, and from May 29-June 7, I did not work and went to the hospital every day to have the antibiotic delivered by IV. I was exhausted, and spent two weeks doing absolutely nothing. After dinner I could only read, and my sewing/quilting took a complete back seat. In fact, it wasn’t until today that I felt up to doing something.
So, I have most of my sewing stuff still stored away, while I decide what I need and where it will go….and in the meantime, I have organized a little sewing area back in my bedroom:
You can see I bought some patterns; I am going to try to make a skirt or something out of my Senegalese fabric. I have a quilt that needs to be basted onto its backing and batting, but I am not sure I have the energy for that yet. Today I am going to organize my fabric and make a list of projects to do this summer. Small steps as my summer begins and as I continue to regain my strength and energy!