Sunday, February 26, 2017
I love quiet Sundays, don't you? Of course I know I'm lucky that I'm no longer working and I don't have all the stressof Getting ready for the work week. My main tasks now are to support my husband in his work until he retires and to look after my own health. This morning, hubby and I had a nice breakfast over the paper-- he reads, I do the crossword. He makes the best poached eggs! Afterwards, went for a walk and we went to visit his parents. On our way home we bought an infant baby seat for our car! My daughter bought the same one and let us know it was on sale at Canadian Tire and that there were two in our store. Now I really feel like a grand patent! Here is Ollie trying out his new seat in his dad's car in Charlottetown.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
It was so beautiful here yesterday, sunny and mild like spring, that I had to get back out on the snowshoes. This time I went with my friend, Alma. Since my hip replacement I'm jus t beginning to get up to speed and to go with her. She goes with me on her slow days, lol. We were out for an hour and a half! A personal best for me. Along the way we stopped a few times to feed the chickadees, catch our breath after a hilly climb, or grab a bite of clementine.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Before my surgery I was experimenting with some monoprinting using black screen printing ink on white fabric. Do you remember? I put them up on my design wall to think about during my recovery. I had time to add some color to a couple with Neocolor II crayons and to try some free motion out lining with black thread. I wasn't inspired.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
I'm in a bit of a lull. Yes, the shoulder is healing, but I'm feeling a bit listless and without my usual creative energy. I imagine how nice it would be to curl up under a blanket and stay there for the day, but then at the end of the day I'd be unsatisfied. I start with a few simple chores which then inevitably leads me into my studio. It's like the adage, what's in motion stays in motion. Did I get that right? After getting my bed sheets into the wash, I mixed up these chocolate banana muffins. They're mainly sweetened with banana and unsweetened applesauce. I used a dark cocoa.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Well, I've gotten the neuropathy under control, I think, with the latest increase of gabapentin. Feeling more comfortable. The last couple of days I've had a bit of a raw throat and feel a bit tired, maybe a cold. Hopefully it will pass. I had some book work to catch up too, so I haven't done any sewing until today. I struggled a bit with the vinyl front bag from last post. Then, I decided I must try doing a little free motion on a Gelli print. It's a small piece and it was easy to do without taxing the shoulder.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Here's a little update on the zippered bag I'm making. This is definitely why I'm better at art than I am at following directions. First, I misread the materials list- I tend to be a little ADD- and I ironed on fusible fleece instead of fusible interfacing. This made it a real challenge to get nice top stitching and putting in the zipper was a trial!
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Caley and baby left yesterday around noon and for a while it felt empty and quiet in the house. She is lucky to have a baby who content and happy much of the time. When he does fuss, you can find the reason and comfort him quickly.