Remember how I was gushing so recently about having reclaimed the old sewing mojo? Well, as so often happens in my world, I have become distracted and am thus unable to do any sewing--though I'd like to, very much. It's a forced distraction--entirely not my fault this time (as if it needed to be justified). As some of you know, my family's life takes us from one part of the world to a very different, far-away part of the world several times a year. All four of us are now in the States until August, and to reference the original intent of this post, I am thus away from my lovely Janome sewing machine, with which I had become re-acquainted during the construction of the Amy Butler purse (which I'm loving, by the way).
We've been here (Texas) for a week now, and actually, I hadn't had a chance to think much of sewing until today, when I went to Jane Brocket's blog for some book ideas. I'm afraid I may have taken up a new and expensive book-buying habit--of course I already have a good book habit going, but now that I've placed my first order with Persephone Books, that's where the expensive part comes in. Because I do not live in Britain.
But back to sewing. I'd like to make something this summer when I find the time, but that will happen only if I can get my dear grandmother's machine working. I don't think it's been used in years; actually I know it hasn't been used in years. We've just moved my grandmother into a retirement center, which was precisely not a happy thing for her. But this move needed to happen--really. So things have been somewhat stressful. Sweaty walks with Husband and late-night solo yoga and reading have helped get my cortisol levels down after the strain of the past week, and I can't help but think that some sewing might be a nice idea as well. If that doesn't happen, maybe First Child and I can finally learn to crochet (insert laughter at the mere thought of our learning something new during the summer). At any rate, some diversions are definitely in order.