Thursday, September 24, 2009
Shots and Seams
This summer, when I was wholly focused on wedding dress obsessing (and BE GRATEFUL that I didn't share the full extent of the insanity that went on in my sewing room including how I nearly ripped the whole dress apart the day before we were to leave for St. Lucia and the wedding...), the blog took a bit of a back seat in my life. Now that normal life has returned, I'm hoping to post more and share more.
A blog face lift is coming also, partly brought on by Geocities' going away next month. I've used Geocities for image hosting and now my header and graphics must find new digs. What do other bloggers do for image hosting? I have a couple ideas but I'd like to hear some others. As they say, discuss...
And so, life.
Tuesday morning I visited my allergist for my monthly injections--dealing with simple hay fever. Immediately after the shots, I was hit with an anaphylactic reaction of major proportions. The doctor pumped me full of epinephrine, antihistamines, and prednisone. When all the shaking, swelling, and itching had died down, I felt OK and was sent on my way. But it was scary and has left me with some major concerns about the allergy therapy that has allowed me to enjoy summer for the last twenty five years.
Last evening was my Seams night--always great to see my girls, and quite the gabfest it was, with the weddings of two of our daughters in the past month (one more to go this coming weekend). I sewed strip sets for Double Ninepatches. Not as much progress as I'd have liked, but at least this quilt is moving along at last.
One more note: Kasia and I have been friends since we were co-workers back in the mid-90s at The Quilt Shop Which Will Remain Nameless. Don't feel sorry for her having only one name--it's by design, as you might imagine. Kasia had been a dedicated garment sewer and teacher but her world has gradually been overtaken by art quilts. She most loves to work with the healing and evocative imagery of the mandala. She calls her quilts LoveLights; they are truly alive and lit from within. Kasia now has a blog. Please stop by and say hi.