Thursday, June 3, 2010

Playing Catch Up Again!

I'm always playing catch up with blogging. There are not enough hours in the day to get it all done. Usually, early in the morning my thoughts are everywhere: God, work, sewing, family, you name it. Often I start my day thinking about all the wonderful things I would like to do. Some days I feel pretty good about what I've accomplished; and others I miss the mark.

So this afternoon I decided to give some highlights on the "happenings" in my world. Some I'll do a complete post later.

  • For starters, I'd like to thank all who visit and comment of my blog. Your thoughts and compliments are much appreciated. This year I've completed a few clients projects and thus far Min. Ross's suits are the favorite. As for me: the navy dress with the star burst is my personal favorite so far. Hmmm..., I haven't made very much for myself this year. ..., Got to do something about that. Lol

  • On the entertainment tip, Ms. Jill Scott was in concert at the United Center on May 26th. She was as fabulous as the last time I saw her. She and Maxwell shared the stage. His performance was good. But Ms. Jill was exceptional. Full review in a separate post.

  • The memorial day family celebration was awesome. Had a great time with the family. We are all looking forward to the next "big" gathering. Love my Peps.

  • Are you having sleepless nights? Are you suddenly awaken by a rapid heartbeat? Trouble catching your breathe? Sudden weight gain or loss? Or loosing your hair? These symptoms may be common to many ailments. But collectively it may be your thyroid or a goiter. Detailed in future post.

  • Just in from a two-day trip-Urbana campus. We demo'd the application for the Vice Chancellors. They were pleased with the presentation and the product information shared at the meeting. I'm glad it's over. Now, we moving onto phase II of the process.

  • The thin economy has come to my work place. The university has a huge deficit. Positions are being eliminated, staff is furloughing, and the fringe benefit package is being revamped. All in an effort to offset the deficit. (full post later.)

  • Finally, the number reason why I blog - sewing. There are several projects in the queue. I'm still working on the Simplicity pants and top (putty fabric). Can't seem to finish it. I don't like the way the top and pants fit. I've made these pants before. I guess the ole body has changed since the last time I made them. Tee Hee. The color isn't the best for my skin tone either. Oh, well...., sigh..., sigh..., But I managed to finish: M5884 top in white (review coming soon), curtains for the bathroom (no pattern used). and two skirts for clients (more later). And more client projects on the way!

Stay Tuned! Details and photos coming soon.



  1. Four years ago I was depressed, going to bed at 8 pm and wanting to sleep until noon. Had no appetite yet suddenly all my clothes were too tight. My skin dried up and my hair fell out in hunks. My cycles were heavy and migraines were killing me. My fingernails ridged and I couldn't remember what happened yesterday. At my annual mam/pap, the nurse asked, "How long has your thyroid been swollen here?" I replied, "What's a thyroid?" You guessed it: a goiter and hereditary hypothyroidism. I'm a new woman today and take a daily 112 mcg synthroid. I KNOW now that a thyroid malfunction affects every system of the body, every. Hope yours is well...

  2. I know exactly what you mean. Trying to find time to sew is challenging sometimes. Keep the faith and hopefully everything will work out at work.

  3. I have been missing you posting, but still checking in often. Those suits you made for Min. Ross are out of this world awesome! And she looks so good in them. You always do such a great job. I know your clients are always pleased because you make them look their best.

  4. I miss your posts. Thanks for the health info. I will pass that along. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  5. Glad to hear from you. I think most of us can empathise with the lack of time. I think it's this busy world we live in where we are expected to be everything to everyone. I hope you are taking some time for yourself. Incidentally, on the health front I had my hormone levels checked thinking it was early onset menopause. it turns out I was chronically low in iron. Don't know how that happened, but with supplements I now feel way better. I hope you are, too. Sending good thoughts your way.

  6. It's good hearing from you all. Thanks for the well wishes. Sharing my thoughts on thyroid disease is to possibly help someone who may not understand what is happening to their body. Tomorrow I plan to share a few more details of my experience and provide a link to more indepth information.

    It is amazing to hear that so many women are experiencing similar symptoms. There is a correlation between menopause and thyroid malfunction/disease. The symptoms are almost identical, and thyroid disease happens, in a lot of cases, the same time menopause women start to go through menopause.

    I'm will be back at blogging more. I have so many ideas for posts. In addition to reviewing my sewing projects. One of my greatest inspirations for sewing and fashion is seeing things made by my fellow sewists. So I'm here.

  7. Ugh! many things, so little time,,, this is the problem of women today, I identify with you.

  8. There are NEVER enough hours in the day!! Can't wait to see pics of your finished projects.

  9. Thanks for the updates and ironic that you mentioned thyroid. I am scheduled for a thyroid biopsy.

  10. Girl, I'm with ya! Life can be abit overwhelming, but not to worry your fans are here waiting!



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