Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pink for a girl

If you, after reading the title of this post, expected a lovely little girl's pink dress or a ravishing pink dress for an (ahum) older girl, then I'll have to disappoint you.

I'm just referring to these piglets:


(But it is a lovely colour right? It's actually a colourless substitute for iodine with a bit (too much) of colouring-pigment in it).

Just wanted to let you know that everything went well so far. This bandage is gone already. After two days the wounds were dry. I only cover them with bandages at night. As long as I don't use that hand there's actually no pain which is a great thing. It's quite different from last year's situation. I hope the outcome will be better also this time. Fysio has already started and she said there is a chance I'll be dealing with that for a year, but then again it could also be 6 months. Hmm...both options sound long enough to me. But hey, if that's what it takes, I'll go for it.

In the meantime I'm not sewing but I feel that it won't be long before I can pick that up again. (By the way, not being able to sew is a real mojo-stimulator, did you know that?!)
My thoughts are turning frequently to a gorgeous piece of yellow/pink-flowered cotton that I want to turn into a sunny summerskirt. The colours are more vibrant in real life than in the picture below.

The pattern however I haven't decided on yet but there are a lot of cute patterns I can choose from.
And I need some summerclothes rapidly! The weather here in The Netherlands is amázing at the moment.

And apart from that I think its'really time I come up with something sewn for this blog 'cause that's what this blog should be about.

In the meantime I hope you'll bear with me.




Nice weekend everyone!

gr.
Lilian

Friday, April 15, 2011

Buying fabric (and still searching for a shop where they sell time..)

Hello again!

Boy, this is not why I started this blog. Not writing any posts for about a month. And not only that. Not Séwing For a Month. That's even worse, don't you think?!
Reason? Let me tell you in one word:  work. It has been insane, not healthy and mind-boggling at times. But it should all take a turn for the better.

This is not how I planned it. I wanted to do a lot of sewing for spring and summer but I haven't even started yet. And it still will take a few weeks before I will be able to start a new project because I'm gonna have surgery on my fingers again. As some of you know I injured myself in may 2010 and had two broken fingers which were operated. In december 2010 I was told that the movement of the fingers hadn't returned as it should have, and that that was probably (big chance actually) caused by the tendons who got stuck.  I was given the choice to operate or not. It took me quite some time to decide but after a few talks in the hospital and with the people around me, I decided to go for it. One of the biggest reasons for me is that I feel there's a bit of strength-loss in my hand. And I still have difficulties picking up little things.
Soooo.....next tuesday will be the day and I'm starting to get nervous a bit. It's actually a minor operation but still...

This doesn't mean I haven't been thinking of sewing. I kept up with reading all the blogs and LOVED them. So much inspiration and so many beautiful things are made by you all.
The new KnipMode is gorgeous (again!) and Burda still sucks...(sorry for that but it just does imo).
I've been browsing my favourite fabric-websites to keep up with all the new goodies and have tons of plans in my head. A few weeks ago I managed to squeeze in a shoppingday in Antwerp and I bought these two lovely pieces of jersey:


If they behave just as well as the other pieces I bought there, then they're my little friends already. Great fabric that is. After many times of wearing and washing it still looks like new.

These pieces keep me dreaming of better sewing-times. And those times will come!
But for now, I'm signing off again. Maybe a litte post to let you know how the surgery went.

You keep safe and sewing!!

Gr.
Lilian