Monday Musings.

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Hi all. How wonderful you were when I unloaded my hard Friday morning on you. No, I never made – or ate – that sorbet, but I did manage to spend most of Saturday in my jammies which helped immensely. There was one more layer after I posted, in that my cat was attacked by a stray and ended up with a crazy infection and lots and lots of wounds. Ug.

Kindly, Lupine is sharing her antibiotics and both are on the mend. In the Lyme disease front, her rash is gone, her sparkly/feisty mood is returning, and she seems normal in every way. We're hitting the probiotics hard in hopes of keeping her gut flora healthy while she goes through weeks of antibiotics. What a ride last week was.

As for the weekend? Well that was stupendous. Pete and I decided we were on the wrong trajectory with so many things going amiss and we had to get happy and straighten it all out. So we did. I spent almost the entire weekend sewing. Really. A friend loaned me a serger and it's been on our kitchen table ever since. We're eating around it as I only have it for 2 1/2 days and don't want to miss a moment of sewing.

I made underwear for Lupine. Skirts for my Etsy shop. A little cream colored gnome with a jingling bell hidden away inside (also for the shop, up later today). A bunting that I can't decide if I want for the hallway or my farmer's market booth. And finally, I made a set of pads I've been wanting to try out for my cycle.

And I finally caved and set up my account on Pinterest. And I am swooning. Remember my manifestation board? It's like that, but on-line. Love, love, love it.

And then the sun came out and near summerish temperatures returned and we got into our car and rolled out into the country for a little time under the blue sky. Thanks for all the love! xo Rachel


13 thoughts on “Monday Musings.

  1. Casey says:

    I will have to sit on my hands for that sweet bunting doll! And I think the bunting would look fantastic on your booth. So glad to hear Lupine is on the mend physically and you’re all getting well again spiritually/mentally/ Hope to see you Saturday?

  2. Laura Jeanne says:

    I’m glad to hear things are feeling better for you. A weekend of sewing can cure much, no? 🙂

    Thanks for the reminder–I have been meaning to make a manifestation board myself. Only, we call them “dream boards.” My dad has always been a believer in dream boards and encouraged me to make them since I was a teenager. I think one by my sewing nook would be perfect.

  3. Anne says:

    I’m so happy to hear that your weekend went much better than your week. Sorry that things had to get so out of whack to find a better path for your family, but glad that it provided a push in the right direction.

  4. Danielle says:

    Love the Bunting, did you use a pattern or make it up? Same question with the pads, I made some a few years ago and made the mistake of using too stiff of an absorbent material in them, so they are uncomfortable.

  5. says:

    Love the sewing projects! I have my mom’s old sewing machine, but I just can’t seem to find enough time to teach myself how to use it. I have good intentions, though…

    Mm, I’ve heard about Pinterest, but am afraid it would be WAY too addictive!

  6. Sherrie says:

    So glad everyone’s feeling better! I, too, love Pinterest! I’d like to follow your boards, too – but the link for Pinterest takes me to your manifestation board post. Love your little sewn goodies – the gnome is adorable. 🙂

  7. Rachel Wolf says:

    Casey, hes callllling to your little one. A friend! 😉 We wont be at market as were off to MREA for the weekend and then for a week in the woods. Be well you all,

  8. Rachel Wolf says:

    Danielle, If you mean the end-of-the-hall bunting I made up the pattern and after it runs in the magazine I wrote it for (The Saponifier) Ill repost it here! If you mean the bunting baby (the doll) I used a pattern from KinderDolls. 🙂 I used a single layer of flannel that you fold. I made two lengths. Ive been using cloth pads (purchased or homemade) for nearly a decade. I HATE disposable ones compared to cloth. Really, truly. Try flannel next time. Really absorbent, flexible, soft.

    ~ Rachel

  9. Rachel Wolf says:

    Perhaps a basic sewing class, Karla? That might be all the encouragement you need. That was how I learned to spin. I brought my spinning wheel to a class and learned on my own gear.
    ~ Rachel

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