I'm back again

Hello,
This has been a terrible year for me, especially sewing & correspondence.
Even with a new great-grandson, I can't get myself in gear to do much of
anything.
But today, I really have felt good about sewing. The placemats, I was
making for my sister when she died, have all been put away and the machine
cleaned, as well as most of the sewing room.
I cut out 2-cloth books for Nicholas, who will be 6-months old on Sunday;
and I have the machine threaded to sew them tomorrow. My daughter, his
Grandmother, posted a short, 30-second video on Facebook last week of him
finding a toy and holding it up, which was a hint to make him some books. I
made all the grandchildren several of these cloth books, using a good
interfacing to make them durable, but washable & dryable for ease to keep
clean. All loved them.
And tonight, I am reading and posting on alt.sewing. I do feel good, like
renewing old acquaintances I've missed.
Emily
Reply to
CypSew
It is especially good to hear from you, and with a positive note. We're having a strange time of it lately. Seems every time my husband keeps a medical appointment, they call to inform me he's being taken to the Emergency Room. I'm threatening to take him to his appointments so that I can step in when necessary, since all they seem to do at the E.R. is give him lots of tests and "watch" him. I can watch him at home a lot more cheaply.
I'm not completely out of the running here, either. I'm having oxygen delivered this week to become my sleeping buddy. According to my doctor, if I take in more oxygen at night, I'll sleep better and will heal. The healing has to do with finally quitting the cigarette habit after 60 years.
Now I hope to hear a few more voices chime in. Ladies?
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Pogonip
Le 16/10/2013 06:20, Pogonip a écrit :
Not the best of years here either , I lost my maternal grandmother in February and last Friday my paternal Grandmother died also. We fly to the Uk tomorrow for her funeral. My health and the health of my immediate family is fine apart from my MIL going into a care home as FIL can no longer cope..
I just keep sewing... It's the best type of therapy IMHO
Kind words from groups like this are a balm also. Keep going
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Claire in France
So sorry about your sister's death. I'm glad things are better, Emily. It's fun sewing for little ones!
I have been busy making custom aprons for holiday gifts and a doggie raincoat (with four legs yet!) for DD's precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are going to spend some time on Vancouver island in November and don't want to deal with wet dog while on vacation. Today I'm finishing it up, adding the Velcro and leash ring.
This was my first experience with drafting a pattern from scratch, it's been.... interesting.
Beverly
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BEI Design
I'll chime in, though no one has ever accused me of being a "lady"! :-)
Congratulations on kicking the filthy weed. I stopped a three-pack-a-day habit in '75, best thing I ever did for myself. I think the added pounds are less likely to kill me than tobacco smoke.
My sewing has been confined to making custom aprons for gifts and this [......] raincoat. I also have several embroidery projects in the queue.
Beverly
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BEI Design
Claire, I'm so sorry to read about your grandmothers. We all cherish the love and skills passed from the older generations.
Beverly
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BEI Design
I am curious about the cloth books. From your message it sounds like yours are -not- some sort of ready printed cloth kit. So I am guessing these are from some sort of pattern or, even better, each unique of your own creation. I make many original items with out patterns. So I have an interest in what type of books these cloth books be. Seeing your post I am imagining making cloth books for my grandsons that help teach buttons, zippers, Velcro, hooks and ties. Or maybe a cloth book that could hold small toys in a pocket on a the page with the word machined next to it.
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Belinda Alene
Congratulations on quitting smoking! Barbara, was in SC, now in FL
It is especially good to hear from you, and with a positive note. We're having a strange time of it lately. Seems every time my husband keeps a medical appointment, they call to inform me he's being taken to the Emergency Room. I'm threatening to take him to his appointments so that I can step in when necessary, since all they seem to do at the E.R. is give him lots of tests and "watch" him. I can watch him at home a lot more cheaply.
I'm not completely out of the running here, either. I'm having oxygen delivered this week to become my sleeping buddy. According to my doctor, if I take in more oxygen at night, I'll sleep better and will heal. The healing has to do with finally quitting the cigarette habit after 60 years.
Now I hope to hear a few more voices chime in. Ladies?
Reply to
Bobbie Sews more
Claire, you are in my thought. Barbara in FL
Le 16/10/2013 06:20, Pogonip a écrit :
Not the best of years here either , I lost my maternal grandmother in February and last Friday my paternal Grandmother died also. We fly to the Uk tomorrow for her funeral. My health and the health of my immediate family is fine apart from my MIL going into a care home as FIL can no longer cope..
I just keep sewing... It's the best type of therapy IMHO
Kind words from groups like this are a balm also. Keep going
Reply to
Bobbie Sews more
It's good to see you posting again! I had problems with this new computer but now it is all right. Now that I am in FL I stay busy in the park and haven't got the SM set up yet, but I plan to get a lot of sewing done starting in a few weeks. Barbara, now in FL, was in SC
Hello, This has been a terrible year for me, especially sewing & correspondence. Even with a new great-grandson, I can't get myself in gear to do much of anything.
But today, I really have felt good about sewing. The placemats, I was making for my sister when she died, have all been put away and the machine cleaned, as well as most of the sewing room. I cut out 2-cloth books for Nicholas, who will be 6-months old on Sunday; and I have the machine threaded to sew them tomorrow. My daughter, his Grandmother, posted a short, 30-second video on Facebook last week of him finding a toy and holding it up, which was a hint to make him some books. I made all the grandchildren several of these cloth books, using a good interfacing to make them durable, but washable & dryable for ease to keep clean. All loved them.
And tonight, I am reading and posting on alt.sewing. I do feel good, like renewing old acquaintances I've missed. Emily
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Bobbie Sews more
Thank you all for you kind words I'm just back in from a lovely funeral is that isn't an oxymoron.
Many tears and much laughter. Onwards and upwards as Grandmother would say.
Reply to
Claire in France
Emily, I'm so glad your back. Now that I'm home for the winter I have the ability to post again. I found difficult to deal with my lack of good internet connections this this summer.
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Juno
If you have to have one, that's the best kind -- laughter along with the tears. May we all be remembered with laughter and warm feelings.
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Pogonip

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