Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An update - Back Soon!

My lovely dd completed almost all of her chemo treatment but wasn't strong enough for the final one.  She was happy to be done with the drugs. Saw her doctor on July 16th and is back on chemo through August 9, 2013. She is not a happy camper right now.

White blood cell count way down so she was given a shot that helps build bone marrow - she's aching in every bone right now, so hoping that pain is over soon. The neuropathy in her feet is the worst - burning, numbness and swelling. She's taking B6 and Neurontin but has just started  that new drug....hopefully she will have no side effects.

But even so, Laura is enjoying the summer sunshine and beautiful flowers.

Remission ....come on! Please! So she can have a break from these horrible drugs.

Monday, July 01, 2013

My Sewing Room

I sew in a very small corner of my dining room. The dining room table does double duty as a layout space as well as for eating. I just remove the flowers (or centerpiece) and it's all set.

But here's the other side where all my sewing equipment resides, and I mean everything except for my fabric stash, which resides in a cabinet in my bedroom. The room has a cubbyhole (maybe meant for a sideboard. It's 48 inches wide.

My work table (Ikea) has a side table pullout, which was probably meant for a computer but is perfect for my sewing machine as well as a small cutting mat. My display wall is an old white-ish bedspread that I stapled to the wall. It's so useful and can't imagine life without it.

My threads and pinup wall is opposite my display wall and is very crowded right now. Maybe a redesign is in order!?

Stash being worked with

Under table storage area

The featherweight stored temporarily under the dining room table

Side table cutting mat

All electricals are on a strip and when I click it off, it's all off at once.