This year is going by way too fast for me. I just can’t believe it’s already March. I have so many projects either piled up on my sewing table or in my head, and so little time to do them. It took me way longer to finish that flower girl dress for my niece’s wedding than I anticipated, so other things got pushed aside. Then we had to go to Georgia for our daughter’s wedding. We got back last week, and I have not felt good since then.
I went to the doctor yesterday, with a list of complaints a mile long. I have a bladder infection, which is making me listless and tired, so instead of sewing, I’ve been napping. I’m hoping I’ll feel better tomorrow after the meds have a chance to do their magic.
I also had the doc look at the rash on my face, and he diagnosed Rosacea. And of course, there was a med for that and a cream for that. Along with my regular blood pressure and diabetes meds. And don’t forget the anti-fungal potion that keeps me from itching to death. The doctor finally told me “It’s not unusual for a fungus infection to recur often. They are difficult to get rid of once you get them.” Well, DUH! He could have told me that last year. All in all, I walked away with six prescriptions @ a total of $132, not including the doctor’s office visit. All out of pocket, I might add as I do not have health insurance.
While we were out, I bought a new iron. Yes, an iron. You can not sew without an iron. The old one was probably 15 years old and just does not heat up like it should anymore. So out it goes, and in comes the new. I wanted one that is heavy–because it is hard to press seams when the iron is lightweight, in my opinion. This new GE is a beauty as far as irons go:
I have no clue how it works, as it doesn’t have a temperature setting knob on it that I can find. I guess I’ll have to get out the instruction booklet that came with it. Who knew you’d have to read up on how to use an iron?
I needed the iron to finish up this cute project I’m working on. See the uniform my son is wearing:
My daughter in law asked me to make a tote bag for her out of one of his old ones. So, here is what I have done so far:
and another view:
When I finish this bag, I have a huge project coming up. A long time reader of my blog, Judy from Travels With Emma, asked me to make her a T-shirt quilt. She spent the day a while back cutting the backs and sleeves out of her shirts so she could mail them to me. I borrowed this pic from Judy’s blog:
I ordered the fabric for the sashing, borders and back, a lovely brown diamond print:
The T-shirt fronts arrived last week:
And this is as far as I have gotten with the project:
So, as soon as I am feeling better, I will be back to work on this. I can not wait to see how it turns out.