The early spring patterns from McCall's were released this week. Spring. I haven't got around to the fall clothes I want to make. Regardless, it is always fun to check out the new sewing pattern releases but there is something about McCall's patterns that makes me feel old and out-of-the-loop. Like these types of patterns:
Yeah, Yaya Han. No clue about this whole genre of patterns and what-not.
Now, this Nancy Zieman pattern is more my speed. Give me comfort and a pair of birkenstocks over fantasy, padding and bunion-making heels any day. Yup, I'm embracing my oldness.
Sox recommend a physio-therapist who has been an absolute gift. Get this, this wonderful physiotherapist is a fellow sewer and she gets it when I described the pain and swelling that interferes with my enjoyment of sewing. This week, I was sitting in the waiting room reading a book when Sox happened to be sitting near by and asked if I might be me. Small world. It was pretty cool to meet her in person and personally thank her for the recommendation.
Pysio-therapy has been helping enormously, the swelling in my wrist and hand was not from tendonitis so another brace was prescribed, and it has made a world of difference.
This week's holiday busy-ness was punctuated with seven little words uttered the morning of the Advent concert. A co-worker asked me if I would mend a jacket. Not even a "good-morning" or "how are you?" just a "I have a favour to ask you." Those seven little words are never a good sign. ~sigh~ Nothing says Merry Christmas like "will you mend my clothes?" As if I didn't have enough on my mind that morning. But I digress...
I don't like mending my own clothes, never mind someone else's. I don't get people sometimes (I'm going to chalk it up to holiday craziness taking hold), I would never ask someone to do my household chores. But people seem to think it is okay to ask me to do theirs, why? I think that is why I'm so beat, I just can't figure some people out and I'm exhausted with people asking me to sew for them. People need to stop. Like right now! I need to start collecting business cards from seamstresses who actually are looking for this type of work just when these scenarios happen because people have no clue the amount of work that goes into mending and the insane pile of my own mending. Come to think of it. Maybe I should take some of my mending in to get mended.
Would that be bad?
Anyway, I wish you all a wonderful and relaxing weekend before all the Christmas craziness settles in and may all you holiday sewing be fun.