Wednesday, July 25, 2012

getting all fixed up

Do you sometimes just feel like you are treading water and not getting anywhere?  It's been like that for a bit for me, but some of those reasons for treading water are progressing--

#1.  2 new patterns all printed up and ready for release.  I was really stuck on a good name for the first one, I was running all sorts of rhymes through my head without anything having the quality to stick in my mind.  Then last week I was spending some quality time with my little Ian, cutest baby ever, and it popped into my head--Wild Child!  So maybe he is my muse?

Wild Child
 And Pie In The Sky is all set and ready to go.  Big thanks to Dan for helping me with the pattern covers, once again.  I described some of what goes into pulling together the pieces for my pattern covers previously, and I don't think it gets any easier!  This time it was about 90 out and humid enough to work up a sweat in no time, good thing the lens wasn't turned on me!
Pie In The Sky
#2.  Major problems with our washing machine caused a role reversal for us--we took our dirty clothes to our daughter's house to wash!  After some delay in getting the proper computer part ordered, it was installed.  And thoroughly tested with the backlog of dirty laundry we had accumulated.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, one of my favorite things is clean sheets!  And if I could, I would have a "clean sheet lady" that would put fresh sheets on my bed every day!

#3.  A car without A/C is like a bed without clean sheets--useable but not as enjoyable!  So when my A/C went out again, choices had to be made about another repair on my trusty vehicle.  Thank God I have a husband who understands the value in having a cool, calm, collected wife!

#4.  Lots of neck and shoulder pain are not unusual to me, given the fact that I am often in a position that requires me to tip my head forward to see my sewing and quilting, on top of the fact that when I am tense or stressed it goes straight to my neck.  But things had gotten to a state of continual discomfort, so I actually went to the Dr.!!!  Not a habit of mine!  Anyway, I have done some PT and returned to my favorite massage therapist, Janet Richards.  She has magic fingers.  All in all, the neck and shoulders are actually sometimes pain-free now!  Halleluja!

So now I am feeling like things are on track and getting all fixed up again--until the next time!


MissesStitches said...

Sorry to hear about all the problems you've had, Pam, but I'm glad they're getting straightened out. I agree about the clean sheets. Love them! I once read that Jackie Kennedy liked clean sheets on her bed every day, and she took a nap every day, so maybe hers got changed twice a day?!

Pam said...

You, me and Jackie, just like 3 peas in a pod. A clean sheet pod!