Sewing My Life Together

Why I’ve Been Missing In Action

 

 

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:

Our beautiful new floors

Our beautiful new floors

Badly stored cutting boards

Badly stored cutting boards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is a photo of more of my sewing stuff still being stored in the family room:

My embroidery basket

My embroidery basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Bruce's boots

This was as close as I was to him....right in the front row! He danced with the woman next to me, and you can see how happy it made her. And I got to touch those boots!

This was as close as I was to him….right in the front row! He danced with the woman next to me, and you can see how happy it made her. And I got to touch those boots!

Bruce Dancing in the Dark

I was in the absolute front row....I touched those boots, and he was standing right in front of me. He also danced with the woman next to me.

I was in the absolute front row….I touched those boots, and he was standing right in front of me. He also danced with the woman next to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

My little, orderly (for the moment) sewing area.

My little, orderly (for the moment) sewing area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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This entry was published on June 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm and is filed under Art quilts, fabric shopping, Ideas, Interests, Patterns. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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