Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I will attend our local event. Women's rights are human rights. I want to stand up and join in the resistance. What is happening in our country is morally reprehensible. This is no longer political. This is not about ideology. This is about saving our Republic: One Nation, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for ALL. ( Plege of allegience history)
For those reading this who want to read about sewing machines, likely I will get back to them, sometime. After all I am addicted.
I don't want to run on and on here about my resistance journey and the little "l" so I am starting a different blog. Living with Lymphoma in the Time of Trump
In the meantime:
KEEP CALM and SEW ON.
Oh, and PS I sewed on Sunday afternoon. I sat at my beloved 201-1 and stitched away. The butt is better and I could sit comfortably for the first time in 6 weeks. Maybe tomorrow before therapy I can sew again. I have missed it.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
I long for a chance to just quilt edge to edge. That was my plan for this quilt; a simple edge to edge with a large motif that I could finish quickly. Instead, I designed a pattern with one thread color change but lots of stops and starts. I used the same color bobbin thread throughout. I also buried the threads before advancing the quilt (most of them anyway) tying off each time I would stop and start. Yes, it was tedious and I am happy that it is finished. I have no other quilt tops waiting in the wings. As soon as I can sit comfortably (don't ask) at the sewing machine I will finish this one
Wrigley tried to sleep at my feet during much of the project.
Here is the center, finished.
This corner was a mess and I see now the difference in how I quilted the feathers.
I ripped it out and tried again. Maybe better, maybe not
This worked best for me. The purple sketch lines helped a little.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Besides, it fits with my visit to a very warm and kind oncologist today. Not that my diagnosis is any better than it was. Marginal zone lymphoma is an indolent, slow growing lymphoma that tends to creep along. Hence, chemotherapy may only keep it from transforming to the more aggressive kind. Interestingly enough, the more aggressive kind, if that is what one gets "de novo," responds well to chemo because it is faster growing and chemo attacks fast growing cells. Not so if the indolent transforms to the aggressive. So why am I relieved? Because I feel confidant in my care team. I have also decided that I will respond to this treatment and be back on my bicycle by July, 2017. Treatment starts in two weeks. Six cycles at 4 week intervals. No alopecia (hair loss) but maybe some fatigue and nausea and other GI symptoms that we will not discuss. Sigh. The usual neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, which will place me at risk for infection and bruising. No contact sports so I guess my roller derby career is finished. Life is a balance.
Monday, January 2, 2017
While I am not the steward of these items any longer, I have passed them along to Sew Green Of Ithaca, NY. Wendy and her husband, Don, came over on Friday and loaded up the UHAUL with the parts and many machines.
I don't think Steven was grieving when he said. "Oh we no longer have over 200 sewing machines."
Indeed, we could have close to 100. I just haven't counted, yet. I know that there are at least 15 in the museum and four others around the corner in the dining room. I'll bet there are 8 or 10 in the sewing loft and who knows how many left in the shop? If I cared, I would count.
|AFTER DON EMPTIED IT|
I was not, nor am I now, sad at all. I would say I am rejoicing, which is appropriate, maybe for the season.
WRT the political water marks; this is my blog and I am exercising my First Amendment Rights. No like? Tough Shit.