Sunday, September 23, 2012

No Choir Post Today...

I actually got up and dressed in my new cream/mauvey floral knit top (yes, the one that was Most Likely to be Sewn actually was...) and brown Jalie cardi and went to church and taught my two classes, but I happened to wake up with symptoms of a little recurring problem I've been having for the last 3ish weeks, so after the second class I cashed it in, came home by myself (leaving My Sweet Baboo to catch a ride with the Actor, who'd driven separately) and began downing cranberry juice.  Looks like visit to the dr is in my immediate future.  I don't think the antibiotics I've taken have quite kicked the bacterial tail yet...

So, no singing and no photo.  But I will share one thought that occurred to me whilst at the Sewing Expo Friday....

Cynthia Guffey made the statement that ladies give up sewing for themselves when they can no longer fit into patterns without alterations; we try, more or less trial-and-error, to fit ourselves but give up when it doesn't work and start quilting.  She didn't say, but either someone else did or I thought it (I actually can't remember, isn't THAT scary...), that the final process in aging as a home sewing enthusiast is to become a quilter.

So I decided that, to avoid aging, all I need to do is to keep sewing garments and resist quilting....d'you think that'll work??? ;-)

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  1. that the final process in aging as a home sewing enthusiast is to become a quilter.

    Uh oh! I'm in trouble 'cause I do enjoy piecing a quilt top about once a year.

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    1. Well, to be honest, making a quilt is on my bucket list, too. Seems like such a good way to use up all those scraps...

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  2. Lisa, I feel your pain as I have had this recurrent problem in the past. Cranberry juice just seemed to make things worse. Recently on the Dr. Oz Show, he recommended taking 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water if you feel a UTI coming on. I have found that limiting my intake of acidic drinks (tea, coffee, soda, juice) is what helped get my problems under control, so adding baking soda makes so much more sense for me than all that acidic cranberry juice. Just something you might want to consider.

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    1. Cranberry juice did seem to help with the discomfort, although it didn't stave off the problem altogether. Some of my friends have told me that the cranberry extract tablets help them fight the infections off; I haven't tried that. Up until this last episode, I'd only had two of these events in my whole life, so it's not something I'm particularly prone to...unless this is one of the byproducts of the Great Hormone Shift, like high cholesterol and an expanded waistline... ;-)

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  3. I don't know about quilting being the final stages - wow - that sounds terminal or something. I knew I was going to be a quilter even while in college - never had I made one nor seen one made at that point. But I still knew. Fast forward to all the years of sewing for hubby, kids and myself - and then along came machine embroidery. Somewhere in there I finally found time to make a quilt - and though I sew for myself frequently, my first love is still quilting!!! Maybe Cynthia should give it a shot - contemporary quilting is a wonderful way to express all kinds of creative energy!

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    1. LOL! BJ, I didn't mean to offend any true art quilters...the point was that many garment sewers give up garment sewing due to fit issues, not because they were itching to quilt. Someday I'll make a quilt, but it will never replace garment sewing as my preferred creative outlet.

      BTW...if you ever get the chance to sit in on one of Cynthia Guffey's classes, or see the jaw dropping garments she creates, by all means, do it! She's a delightful, sharp and highly informative teacher (and she wasn't the origin of the 'final process' comment).

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