No sewing done this week, except with the Friday girls. We had family here the beginning of the week, then the rest of the week I worked on everyone's taxes. Ugh. Tonight I write the checks. Yes, I am a tax procrastinator. I don't mind paying taxes but I am not handing it in any earlier than necessary. :)
There won't be any fabric "used" for the next several weeks. I've been battling pain in my right elbow for quite some time.
"You have tennis elbow", says the sports medicine doctor (dh).
What!?!? I don't play tennis!!
"You can get tennis elbow from sewing."
I didn't get the memo. So what do I do??
"Ice, ibuprofen, and total rest, no sewing."
WHAT? NO SEWING?
"Yup, NO sewing."
For how long?
"Until it's better. Maybe a MONTH."
You know there are times when you don't get any sewing done for a while but that is sooooo different from being told you CAN'T. Sigh. Fine, I'll get caught up on my crocheting. "Nope, not that either." What?
Well, after much consideration I decided I had two options:
1) Sew with the pain cuz I really want to sew - I have summer sundresses to make for the precious granddaughter.
"That's up to you but it can become chronic and never go away."
I just wanted to stick my tongue out at him. :)
2) Spend the next month finishing the reorganization of the sewing room.
"That would be a much better idea."
So since dh is still recouping from his surgery, we are going to watch "Hereafter" and I am going to organize this pile.
Most of these are pictures and patterns I have ripped out of magazines or printed off the internet over the last year or so. I put them in clear sheet protectors I pick up by the box at Staples.
I then put them in one of these binders that are divided into categories mostly by pattern; like baby, juvenile, nickel, strips, inspiration, applique (as if), etc.
This gorgeous one from RedPepperQuilts will go into the Inspiration Binder.
Now if I can just resist buying fabric over the next month it will be OK.
Used the past week: 0 yards
Used year to date: 28.5 yards
Added the past week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 32 yards
Net used in 2011: -3.5 yards.
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