Tuesday, November 27, 2018

This and That

It's been well over a month since my last post.  A lot has happened since then.  First, my sewing and posting was interrupted by vacation.  Tee Hee.  Then shortly thereafter, I had a minor surgery to correct my deviated septum.  For years I've been suffering with sinus issues.  Hopefully, the surgery will make things better.

Vacation was more for relaxation.  I didn't do any tours and no serious sightseeing.  There were only three ports of call this trip:  Haiti, Jamaica, and Cozumel.  I've been to Jamaica and Cozumel over at least a half dozen times each.  So it was no biggie.  The Oasis of the Sea is a grand ship.  It has a park, zip lining, and several swimming pools/Jacuzzis.

Central Park was located on deck eight, the same deck as my cabin.  It was nice to walk through the park each morning.  And sometimes we walked through after dinner.  Another convenience on deck eight was the jazz bar was about 100 feet away from my room too.  And when there was no show in the theater, you would find me at the jazz bar enjoying the band.

I was happy to have a low key vacation mainly because I haven't felt well for months.  My nasal issues and allergies have wreak havoc on me the entire spring/summer seasons. This is my third week in recovery.  I've had two follow up appointments thus far.  Another is schedule for the 30th.  Dr. Michael Friedman is my surgeon.  He is the same doctor that performed the thyroidectomy four years ago.  He is top in his field (ENT), which has given me a level of comfort.  But there is God, who is the ultimate healer. The one I pray to when I am sick and afraid of what may lie ahead.

In early October I blogged about posting some of my least favorite projects.  I'm still going to do that starting tomorrow.  Also, I will post about some UFO's that have been lingering in the closet of my sewing studio for more than a year.  About two week ago, I mustard up some strength to do a little sewing, like a three hours interval every other day.  I finished:

New Look 6560 Wrap top - I was supposed to take this on vacation.  Cut about two weeks before vacation.

New Look 6735  Cardigan - 2 of them:  brown and red cut summer 2017.

McCall    6996 Cardigan - This cardigan was cut about 1.5 months ago.  So that not to bad on getting it finished.

Butterick 6393  Caccoon cardigan cut summer 2017.


M7288 Jacket, View D -  This is going to be a long post.  Lots of changes to a multi-cup size pattern.

V1570 Pants, View without the drape.  Easy make.  (no pictures yet)

Anyway..,  This is all for now.  I hope to continue posting through the holiday season.  I can't believe the year is almost over.

Happy Sewing!


  1. "minor surgery to correct my deviated septum. For years I've been suffering with sinus issues. Hopefully, the surgery will make things better." Let me encourage you. You will feel better, be better. Like you I suffered with repeated sinus infections. My sinus cavities had become a breeding ground for nefarious 'bugs'. A mild cold would trigger bacterial bronchitis that morphed into bacterial pneumonia over and over again. And then surgery and relief. I may get one URI a year. Sinus headaches are mild to non-existent. Believe, You will feel great!

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    2. Glad you are better. I have headache, watery eyes, sinus infections, and temporary hearing loss.

  2. Good for you! When I was back to sewing after my ankle healed, I worked on UFO's I have one major UFO left, my raincoat and as soon as I finish my holiday gifts, it's back on the table. After I bought my new sewing machine I pulled it out and did some work on it, but not enough. You have made a lot of progress on some really nice pieces. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks, Nancy K. It really felt great to get some of the UFO's finished. Good luck with finishing your rain coat.

  3. You've been busy!

    Glad you enjoyed your vacation and I am just floored at the park ON the cruise ship!! That is awesome!

  4. Thanks, Kesha. Imagine how I felt. It is beautiful. There are shops and eateries on either side of the walkway. The ship is massive. I'll probably post a few more pictures later. Thanks again.

  5. that ship looks so interesting, beautiful! You look great in that maxi dress. Hope you are back to feeling better soon.



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