realised that I have been trying to post every day, in the idea of my "today's gratitude" being a seed. But I might not have something to say every day...
Some friends and I were having an online discussion earlier today, about the inevitable planetary disaster that we are all in the middle of. My own ending comment was "I feel helpless to shift anything on a macro scale, and soaking in that feeling doesn't activate anything for me save a desire to die sooner. Instead, I do what I can to live lightly and thoughtfully, and bring tiny modicums of brightness and beauty where I am able. Will that turn around the train wreck we are living inside of... surely not. Will that help me to be able to lie down at the end of my life and say I did what I could, the best I could manage... hopefully just a bit."
Rounded up the various TNT sewing patterns each into their own new manila envelope, so that when needed all the pieces will be together and findable. Everyday dress/pinafore, bias front blouse, straight front blouse, knit top, and the tee shirt for my Mom. Still need to find the sports bra, the princess seam pinafore, and the empire waist pinafore. The loose cropped leggings are a pattern too large to easily fold up, since I made that one using blue-tape
Today I found out that the fees for our local municipal pool use have gone up over 30% since this time last year. I had stopped going to the pool as a budget economising measure, but now my PT wants me to start water exercise again to help my Wonky Ankle. I will find the dosh somewhere, but ouch. Sure wish that income and access rose in a commensurate fashion.
edit: not sure what happened to my photos, they weren't this fuzzy when I uploaded them...
This afternoon, managed to get outside, though it was a bit chilly for just an underdress. Because the black linen is a shadow stripe, alternating very narrow bands of gauze weave with solid, it will be comparatively cool to wear layered underneath other garments, at the indoor events where this level of fancy clothing is intended to be worn. This is not camping clothing, though the shot silk trimmings would look splendid indeed in firelight!
Below, as worn, the shot silk block printed parts will be visible, but the black linen is mostly covered by an overdress...
Okay, so now I am googling "what to do with my hands in photos". Apparently it isn't just me that struggles with this silly thing. Especially if I have no pockets to stuff them into. It is a trivial first world conunudrum, but since I must needs take photos for various online challenges, it never stops puzzling me....
January SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||braided linen cord||old bathing suit||1#|
|2||2019 calendars||black knit top cuff||recycle bin|
|3||black linen undergown||garlic planted||-|
|4||- ||gloves mended||-|
today's gratitude - I have a bicycle, and the ability to still ride it, and a nice flat neighborhood to ride around doing errands in. Plus, riding my bike makes me feel a bit like I am still 10, in a good way...