I'm working with a great physical therapist in Asheville who is trained to help people like me with neurological issues. DH is instructed to get my Pilates machine out of the garage and put it back together. I'm down to plasmapheresis twice a week. I am also on an immune suppressant drug that people who have organ transplants take so I will continue on that once I stop the plasmapheresis. The key is to keep my body from attacking the nerves and nerve coverings so they can heal and regenerate.
I've signed up for Louise Cutting and Linda Lee's October sewing workshop in Winter Park with my doctor's blessing. I just have to avoid sick people and kids this fall because my immune system is suppressed.
|Armani Blend - top is the right side of fabric|
I'm really looking forward to doing more things and getting closer to "normal". I've got the new One-Seam pant pattern pressed and ready to trace and am looking forward to Louise Cutting's new pattern, A Cute Angle, that Holly posted photos of on her Flickr photo set . Here's the illustration.
I have so many ideas for fall that I want to implement, but need to pace myself. I get e-mails from Kate Spade New York. I recommend looking at their apparel for the many interesting details that you can add to many patterns or do, like their Trompe L'Oeil Valerie Jacket. I can't link the photos here because of the zoom feature. Make a white or off-white By Popular Demand jacket - no pockets, no buttons (use snaps) and get one of those Pebeo Setaskrib Fabric Markers and draw away, heat set and wear the most interesting jacket that nobody else has! Here's a video by Blick Art on Youtube showing how to use the fabric markers. Most companies that sell fabric painting dyes sell the markers.
Of course Kate Spade styling and accesories are always exceptional. I thought the collar on their new Cherie Coat was really special. Zoom in to see the detail. It's basically a rectangle that they pleated at the front with a fold-over tab. It would be easy to add that collar to Louise's Pure and Simple Coat or any round neck coat, jacket or shirt.