A Fresh Start

Although my days were spent with many an indolent hour while I was away from here, I did manage to accomplish a few things. I covered some of my pillow finally and I love the squishy soft comfort they give me. Someday I will get them all done!

I also finally came up with an idea I liked for the ends of my paisley belt I made last year. I did the embroidery and really like how it looks but ran into a snafu with the eyelets for the ties, I am working now on redoing the eyelet part to make loops instead. I think it will look fine either way so I don't mind so much

I planted lots of seeds and tried to nurture them into baby plants. I'm afraid many refused to show their faces to the light of day. I do have a nice big pot of basil going now and a few gorgeous hot pink Morning Glories starting to grow. All of my plants survived the winter except one mint. the fuchsia and the thyme. I thought I had killed both mints (which in my mind is neigh on impossible) but when I went to replant in that pot there were tiny leaves peeking out. It's hard to kill that stuff! I was real sorry to see the fuchsia go, I love them so.

My eye gets better every day it seems. I dont have my next appointment for a few weeks but the spot seems to be fading and my eyes dont tire as easily. I have been doing a bit of work each day. Not too much as I dont want to overtax myself but I have much catching up to do. I did a big shop update a few days ago adding many of the ribbons that have been sitting here since before my rest and quite a few pieces of linen. I am working now on making another set of listings. My goal is to list all these finished items so I can stow them away in their little cabinets, clear the space off my counters and tables and finally feel like I can have a fresh start. I have ideas floating around in my head. I want to dye some of these cotton prints here, maybe many of them in the same colorway and then make myself a patchwork piece that I can turn into a top. I don't know. I just know that my hands are itching to do again. I also have my indigo pot sitting here waiting for me to get it going. I have many ideas for play with it. I want to do some shibori velvets. I am just thankful that my health continues to improve and I will once again be able to spend my days amidst my beloved fibers.


Hello Everyone! I am here and slowly making my way back to a more normal life. Last time I spoke with you all I told you of the problems with my eyes and that I would be doing as the doc instructed. Well, she put me on work restriction, and so that is what I did. Nothing. I was already on restriction from my other doc, being told no physical activity, now I could do no other activity. So I have sat here for a month, no work, no sewing to speak of, nothing. I was bored to tears! I have watched enough tv to last a life time, and filled my days with meaningless drivel. It was all worth it though. My last appointment doc said the bubble behind my retina had receded by 1/3, now a week later it seems that the spot is not so prevelant in my vision. I think it is receding more. I have been given permission to slowly return to work. I am supposed to take it very easy and not allow any stress into my life right now and rest, rest, REST! I will certainly do that too. I want my eyes back to normal. I want my hip back to normal. I am happy to say it is also benefitting from this long rest. I did well for two weeks with little pain at all until I decided on Friday to try a bit more exercise than I should of. It quickly reminded me that I was NOT supposed to be exercising. I will behave.

This weekend I did my first dye batch since my restirctions. It was so fun to play with my dyes again..and soon I hope to pick up my needle again :)