Thursday, February 05, 2009

The doldrums

Sorry about the dearth of blogging. But thanks for all the kind comments you have been sending lately. They are appreciated! I feel like I just don't have mental energy and what physical energy I do have, I use it to go to the gym to keep myself semi-fit and sane. I do yoga combined with tai-chi and pilates three times a week at the gym. It's an hour of quiet exercise where I don't sweat but I feel good after. But then I am tired a lot and I just come home and read (or nap). I wanted to devise an original jacket for myself during chemo but I don't have the energy for it.
finished bags
So I finished my little bags and still haven't given them away. Each large bag has a smaller one inside. One is going to my Mum when I see her this weekend. Don't know about the other two!
patterns!
So I decided to look at ALL the new patterns I have bought over the last few months. And compare them with the fabrics I have in my stash because I'm not going to buy more. I have some shirt fabric of course and could make some of them but I would like to try out a new pattern. Maybe not the pants - those will require effort to fit properly. I have some twill that I could use for an unlined jacket. I have some nice wool for a work outfit. Not sure when I will be going out to work next! Anyway, that's the plan now - I'll pick a pattern and some fabric and just make something easy.

8 comments:

quackattack said...

Happy to see an update!
Can't wait to see all the clever, crafty projects you get up to! :)

Marty said...

Keep getting stronger! SIL is hanging in there-she loved her shawl. Actually she looks pretty good, too.

Praying for ya!

Diane said...

So glad to hear from you again! I've been lurking here for some time but I don't think I've ever commented. You know, when I want to sew something but I don't have a lot of time or energy, I usually make myself a new handbag. It's fairly quick to do and I get to enjoy a new addition to my wardrobe (kinda) without a lot of stress!

Leanne in NZ said...

Good to see an update (another one here who has been reading for a while but no commented). you are right to do what your body tells you - your stash will be there when you are ready for some real sewing! Meanwhile, keep inspired by your patterns etc. Stay well.

Chicago Sarah said...

Thanks for the update- and can't wait to see what you combine (patterns/fabric stash). Meant to tell you, I made a little bag for the midwife who hosted us in her house when we were at the clinic in Nicaragua, she thought is was super clever. Little does she know...I have to hope she doesn't see the one you made with the contrast edging. :) That's my next goal.

JuliaR said...

Thanks all for your encouraging comments! And two lurkers revealed! I was just looking at the Blogger Dashboard and saw that I have 17 "followers" but none of them are you regular commenters. Interesting. Anyway, at the end of the second week after a treatment, my energy is returning - just in time for it to be zapped again! Next treatment is the 13th (a Friday too!) but it is the penultimate one so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for sure, now.

Not sure what is next out of the sewing room...

Anonymous said...

It's most likely I'm one of your "followers".

Much love and thinking about you.

Norah

JuliaR said...

Thinking about you too!