Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Where there is a will there is a way

I managed to cut out and sew up this Vogue tunic top using a Ponte Roma knit from Hancock Fabrics.   I hadn't sewn a Vogue pattern for a long time and thought this would make a basic top I could layer -- but I think the high collar makes me look like George Jetson.   Not sure I'll made another without lowering the collar,  but it works under this interesting Anthropologie sweater jacket I scored on eBay this month.   Those are Loes Hinse Euro pants I sewed a while back using an elegant pinstripe Armani wool from Louise Cutting.   

Vogue Pattern 8616 view A
Tunic under wool knit jacket

I rejoice in the tiny improvements that say normal is slowly returning.    On Monday I actually cleaned my downstairs bathroom myself !   Yes,  I'm actually happy to be able to do housecleaning!   I am now able to walk without falling down due to returned flexibility in my feet - vs walking on table legs that wouldn't flex.   I still have no sensation or reflexes, but that will come.    I have improved dexterity in my fingers but everything feels like sand.   Everything I do takes much more effort than normal so I have to stop and rest often.    I may be handicapped but I'm going to look good!

My husband and I spent the weekend before Thanksgiving in Charleston, SC.  Since I can't walk far, it wasn't the same as our previous visits since we love to spend hours walking through the old streets and the shops. We had a nice time and it was good to get away and enjoy the local cuisine.   My son and his GF bought themselves two tiny Pomeranian pups, Bonnie and Clyde, who are smaller than the chinchillas.   I have to be careful not to step on them since my balance isn't so great.   

It is extremely difficult and depressing to deal with Guillain–Barr√© syndrome.  So how special to be bullied online by a bunch of grown-up mean girls who serially retaliate against anyone with an opinion somebody doesn't like.   Behaving like a high school clique, they congratulated one another with adoring praise afterward, then playing that old "do as I say but not as I do" game,  eagerly trashed out businesses who did something to irritate them.    Ah, look at all the lonely people who don't get enough attention at home trying so hard to get it online....  Here's some good advice:  if you don't want anybody to know all about your "life",  then don't post every detail of it online!   Just as I don't return to businesses whose owners treat me poorly,  I don't patronize sites that allow bullying.   Educate yourself about bullying and those who enable and go along with them at http://www.bullyonline.org/workbully/serial.htm


If you want to see stylish fashion, read my blog.   If your "thing" is to dress like your six year old, like Miley Cyrus,  or sew frumpy, dowdy stuff that looks like it came from the thrift store,  this isn't the place for you.  If you don't like what I say,  go whine and play someplace else.

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad to read that you are getting better, and that you are sewing and blogging again. You have a lot to share.

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  2. I've missed reading your blog and am glad to see you are back (tho I'm months late!). I've thought of you often and hoped you were doing well. I'll keep you in my thoughts and I look forward to hearing your views on fashion and seeing the wonderful garments you've created.

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  3. I've missed reading your blog and am glad to see you are back (tho I'm months late!). I've thought of you often and hoped you were doing well. I'll keep you in my thoughts and I look forward to hearing your views on fashion and seeing the wonderful garments you've created.

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  4. Thanks Laura, since this post my condition deteriorated into a chronic state. And, no surprise, nothing has changed on "the board" with regard to what I posted here.

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