Being Busy

4:04 pm

Corduroy Weekend Doris and my short hair!

I hate the whole "busy culture", but I am the kind of person who needs to be busy. I don't cope well with boredom or being still. If I'm sitting down I'm generally knitting or making lists in my notebooks.
I often have several projects on the go at once, some work out and some don't. I never think the projects that don't work out are failures, they are just projects that didn't work, and chances are I learned something along the way.
The past few days I have been suffering again with my gall stones, which has meant enforced rest in bed all day yesterday and most of this morning on the sofa. I HATE IT!!!! There are at least a million things running through my head that I should be getting on with. Yesterday I wasn't even well enough to knit, I just lay in bed all day. Today I have at least made it to my desk and can post here.


I thought if I wrote a post about all the work I had managed to do this past week before I got poorly, I might cheer myself up and feel slightly better. So indulge me....please?
I've been playing around with lingerie designs again, which is fun. The knickers are fairly succesful, and I love the lounge pants, but the control body needs a lot more work.


I've stalled with this 1960's shift dress, I used a curtain , but had to do some creative cutting with so little fabric. I'm not certain about this one. I love the fabric, but the fit is off, and I'm not sure what I want to do about that, if anything, so it's adorning my dummy in the shed until I can decide.



I've also started work on my (hopefully) next pattern. A panelled skirt with integrated pockets.
I usually post most of my ongoing projects on Instagram  I love the atmosphere on there amongst fellow crafts people, I have found encouragment and friendship there, and being a very visual person, it suits me well. Pop along and follow me if you'd like to keep up with all my "busyness"

Oh and something really rather fabulous happened this past week too; I won a sewing machine! Well actually Woody did. He enters loads of competitions and over the years has won several including a dish washer, a sky tv box, and a hamper full of scottish shortbread , but this week he won a sewing machine for me. It's a Janome Atelier 5 and it is bloody lovely! Just wish I hadn't been poorly all weekend and could've played with it. I feel very very lucky and very very grateful.


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21 comments

  1. Oh, I do hope you get better soon. I can totally sympathize with your pain.......I had my gall bladder removed due to stones, many many years ago.
    Thank you for your blog and take good care.

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    1. Thank you Marysia, I'm trying to just get on with things as much as I can, but yeah gall stones are awful.

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  2. Hope you are feeling better soon and can get a chance to play with your new sewing machine! I'm still using the one my parents gave me for my 21st!

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    1. I still have the sewing machine my Dad bought me when I was 15, it's in desperate need of some attention, but I'll never part with it. x

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  3. Congrats on the win!!! I sure hope you feel better fast so you can enjoy the Janome!!!

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    1. I think I'm going to really enjoy the Janome!

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  4. Hope you feel better soon. Gallstones sound very painful.
    What a great prize. I love the fabric on your shift dress in progress, hope you can solve the fit issue

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    1. Thank you Minnando, I'm afraid the fit issue could be solved easily if I lost a stone in weight, but I doubt that is going to happen!

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  5. Hope you are feeling a bit better. You still look to have been so productive, fab! Wow a sewing machine, what a wonderful prize.

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    1. I know Mags, I feel so lucky to have such a gorgeous machine.

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  6. Congrats on the sewing machine, it is always lovely to win something but when it is a desirable object it is even better. I look forward to the skirt pattern, I have to have pockets in a skirt. I had gallstones so my sympathies are with you, I had the offending organ removed many years ago and it transformed my life. I hope that you recover from this bout soon.

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    1. Thanks Pam, I'm wearing my first draft of the skirt today and managed this afternoon to make some adjustments to the pattern.
      Everyone keeps telling me how much better I will feel when my gall bladder is removed, I never thought I'd actually be impatient to have surgery!

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  7. Poor you, sounds nasty, and frustrating - hope you feel better soon. I'm new to your blog and love your makes and style! Jen

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    1. Thank you Jen, and welcome, love to hear from my readers. x

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  8. Congrats on the new sewing machine! Winning makes for a great day, doesn't it?
    The yellow shift dress is adorable. I hope you decide to wear it - I'm sure it looks great.
    I'm always busy, too. Knitting socks is my favorite way to keep my hands busy and I have warm feet all winter.
    Feel better soon!

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    1. I'm afraid my knitting is not great, last pair of socks I knitted took me two years!!

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  9. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well! I'm with you on keeping busy. I don't always have enough energy to sit at the sewing machine or sit on floor to cut fabric (sometimes the couch's siren song is just too strong!), but I still want to be doing something. Usually I knit, but I've been doing so much of that lately that my poor little fingers are protesting! Goodness, what's a girl to do??

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  10. I know how you feel about the enforced rest, I am still hating mine! I am starting to feel well enough to start sewing again now :) The knitting and crochet have passed the time but I really miss sewing.

    Have fun playing with your new machine :)

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  11. Love the new hair do! Congratulations on winning the new machine. I hope the pain starts to ease, have you cut out dairy and saturated fats from your diet? My friend did this and the pain eased considerably.

    San xx

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  12. Dưới đây là những cách tự sướng của phụ nữ cần chú ý những kiểu tự sướng của phụ nữ để tránh gây ra những hậu quả khó lường mà các nàng không thể lường trước được.


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  13. Khi mang thai người ta thường quan tâm :những thứ bà bầu nên ăn trong 3 tháng đầuvà còn cần phải lưu ýnhững dấu hiệu bất thường khi mang thai,cách chọn thực phẩm cho phụ nữ mang thai,bị rạn da khi mang thai,bai thuoc tri ho cho me bau.Bên cạnh đó vấn đề tránh sinh non củng rất cần thiết,ta phải biết được tránh sinh non cần làm sao.
    rối loạn kinh nguyệt tuổi dậy thìcha mẹ phải quan tâm con cái nhiều hơn.Vào giai đoạn tuổi dậy thì cũng cần phải trang bị cho mình kiến thức nhưnguyên nhân rong kinh và cách chữa bệnh rong kinh ở phụ nữ.Và còn phải chú ý đếnphương pháp phát triển chiều cao ở tuổi dậy thì

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