Sunday, January 6, 2013
"Mumford" and More
Hello again Internet People. I am feeling a little lost in my own head today, so I thought I would come here and write for a while to see if I can find my way out again. I spent the day yesterday stitching on my Drake again, his face is finally done and I was able to move the hoop over this morning to tackle the next section. I took some pictures of it while the hoop was off, so here is what he looks like today:
I named him "Mumford" yesterday while I was working. I don't know why, he just told me that his name was "Mumford", so that is his name now. I will probably go back to stitching on him when I am done here, but I just haven't gotten the motivation for it yet.
My wonderful husband gave me some safety goggles yesterday to wear while I am stitching on the machine, I do feel much safer now. I have worn glasses since I was 11 years old, so I never really worried about sewing machine needles flying back at me before. Now my eyes have gotten so bad that I cannot see up close with the damn glasses on (and yes, I have bi-focals - they are of no help whatsoever). So I am sitting at the machine, with my forehead pressed against the front of it, with my eyes less than 4 inches away from that needle, which I broke three time last week! Fortunately I am sewing slowly enough that it really isn't an issue, but when I speed up to do free-motion quilting, that is just kind of fucking scary! So, now I am safe again, and I do feel better. Its funny, I don't usually pay a whole lot of attention to safety equipment, I don't wear rubber gloves when cleaning, I never wear a dust mask when working with dye powders, but my eyes, those I have to protect!
I could live without most of my other "senses" (don't want to, but I could), but I have been blind before (temporarily), and that is one of the scariest fucking things in the world to me! I cannot see well, never have been able to, except up close (and I do mean close), so what little vision I do have is extremely important to me. The rest of my body can go to hell in a handbag, but I try to take care of my eyes. Again, as I have mentioned before, I am a little weird.
Speaking of weird, here's your daily update on my eating challenge. I managed to eat a total of six separate times yesterday. Which for me is at least twice what I would normally eat, so that is good. I slept in this morning for the first time in weeks, so I have only eaten twice so far today since I haven't been up that long yet.
As for the "window quilts", have no fear, they are still in progress, just a little slower right now. I am trying to actually take my time and plan these out before just jumping in with both feet like I usually do. I have this idea in the back of my head of making actual patterns for these, ones that other people could use. Not sure if I can actually manage that or not, but I am trying to keep the idea in mind as I work through the designing of these quilts. I am sure I am probably over-thinking them, but there would be nothing new there either.
Well, it is almost time for me to go eat something again so I better wrap this up and get on with that. Talk at you all again next time ...