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A Fresh Start

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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.
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Abdelghafour

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  1. ..just take it easy....

    ..it'll all come together soon enough.

    Meanwhile, enjoy Springtime in Alsace :-)

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  2. sorry you have been having problems, haven't done much blog visiting myself lately...busy, busy. Take good care of yourself!!

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  3. I'm happy to hear that your health trouble seems to be going. Eye problems -- worst case for an artist! Take care!
    Sorry for the late comment -- last week I wasn't able to see all the blogs and write all the comments I would have liked to.

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