Day 516/ Knees/ Sewing
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Well, the doc thinks I've torn a ligament in my bad knee (left) and torn my meniscus in my good knee (right). But we are going to try meds and just walking (no running) for the next 4 weeks and see what happens. No running. This makes me very sad. But the pain radiating up and down my leg from my bad knee lets me know that this is best.
I saw a t-shirt that I want now that I'm a "runner in training". It said, "I run... I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run". Love it!!
Went to the fabric store yesterday. The ladies there were so helpful! I got my fabric, matching thread and heavy duty needles (the fabric is really thick, like canvas, but I'm not sure what it is called, I know, I need to learn these things). I spent more than I meant to, but I'm happy with what I got. Cute retro flower-like patterns in blues and light browns (on sale) with a darker brown to be the inside of the tote. Should look lovely. I will post pictures tomorrow of my progress and the colors scheme. And heavy duty totes like this would be almost as much as I paid for the fabric for just two of them and I'm making four. I'm making two small ones and two larger ones plus some hot/cold packs if I have fabric left. Scraps will be used for practice or used for another project if there is enough left over. There is a pencil pouch that I would love to make....
Had to have the same talk with my DD that I had with myself. Her first attempt at a straight line she panicked and it went all catty-whompus. Failure does not equal finished. We keep trying. Practice makes better (we don't say perfect because we aren't perfect). When we fail we have to pick up and keep on trying. Get out that seam ripper and do it over (she did not like the sound of that at all!) She is a little perfectionist, like me, and I'm hoping to change that now so it doesn't cause worse problems later.
Therapy yesterday was
we went through a lot of stuff, but we resolved a lot of stuff too. I think I'm putting some things to rest and moving past them. We also linked some things together and I had a couple of "Aha!" moments. Told her we were on a roll that day! But I feel better, not dragged down. Now that I know the root cause of some of this mess that is me, I can work on making things better.
Can't wait to get started on my project today!
Have a Spark-tastic Day!!