as i sit here i keep looking to the window where snow is falling silently to the ground in our frozen garden while i dream of the few warm days we had last week...hoping they come back again soon.
it started to snow earlier and stopped after a few moments and already this flurry is easing a little and so i keep in mind the warm days and know they will be here to stay very soon.
i had to see my doctor last week because the increasing pain and stiffness in my hands has now moved to my feet and an ongoing pain i have had with my 'tailbone' for months has now also become worse.
i have been diagnosed with coccydynia...
'Coccydynia, commonly called tailbone pain or coccyx pain, is a fairly rare and relatively poorly understood condition that can cause persistent pain at the very bottom of the spine. This part of the spine is the coccyx, or tailbone. Coccydynia is felt as a localized pain and will generally feel worse when sitting or with any activity that puts pressure on the bottom area of the spine.
and tomorrow swampy is taking me to have x rays to my hands and feet and blood tests looking for inflammatory markers.
ever feel like you are falling into pieces?!
surprisingly i do!
i had two days last week where i could not do any crochet at all and this morning i have been struggling to hold my hook and crochet (i decided i need a hook case to keep my hooks apart from my tape measure, stitch markers etc) but being bloody minded i kept at it for a few rows.
i am struggling to type this and it is giving me pain...but if i stopped doing anything i would go off my trolly
(is this a particularly english turn of phrase? i would be interested to know from my over sea's readers!)
i was very excited yesterday as my copy of
as you know my style is very eclectic and i have a
strong very strong aversion to mainstream fashion and what is available in the shops.
plus i hate the whole 'clone' thing...i was like it when i was a teenager and it has never left me.
so to discover a book that gives simple directions in making patterns for assorted different style skirts using your own measurements...and even better a skirt can be run up in only a couple of hours...well i just had to get a copy.
i cannot describe the excitement i felt as i leafed through, checking out the pictures...especially for a classic A line (with simple elastic or tie waist), wrap skirts (they have a picture of a most gorgeous wrap skirt made with a loose woven fabric with a fringed bottom *sigh*) and the most wonderful layered skirt made up so two A lines skirts...layers...i love layers.
so my plan is to buy some cheap curtain lining to make an A line and a wrap skirt as a trial run, to get the measurements right etc...but what i couldn't resist in doing was tracking down some glorious...yes glorious fabric
...link heavy but they all open in new windows ;)
just have a look at this loveliness from...
this one i can see made up into the loose weave wrap skirt
and these linens...*sigh*
and these wools have me thinking how to make waistcoats or bags...or a winter skirt with this maybe? and the name...
montparnasse green...utterly, utterly gorgeous.
needless to say i am super keen to make the measurements, whip up a couple of practise skirts and then go wild...the trouble is how may skirts can one girl have?!
but the joy of being able to make the style skirt i love in the fabric i want and embellish it and know it highly unlikely anyone out there has the same skirt is a joy!