Wednesday, June 22, 2005

I lost a day and a half this week to things dental and dreadful but absolutely necessary. I have been trying to catch up at work in the library, squaring things away in preparation for my month off (July). Working in support of education does not pay much in general, but time off is an enormous benefit. I don't get paid for this time away, but my eleven months of salary are paid to me in twelve equal increments, so it feels like a wonderful paid vacation.

I have not had time to "play" with anything else so far, but I will try to post some pictures of my other efforts at hand painting fabric. One of my books arrived ("Complex Cloth" by Jane Dunnewold), so I have something to mull over and plan for. I am very, very happy with the work I started using my hand painted fabric, and for some reason it has led to a creative surge. Now that I am feeling better, I actually feel motivated to finish something! Pictures to follow when this is actually accomplished.

I would like to thank the people who visit and comment occasionally. I always enjoy hearing from you, here or in email. I periodically have problems with email access, so I apologize if I have not replied. An update on my quilting friend who is so ill: she has been moved out of the ICU and her white count has improved dramatically. Thanks so much to everyone who said a prayer or sent healing thoughts and positive energy her way. She has a long, long way to go, but we think she will recover. We are working on making her a comfort quilt, so that means another traditional project to work on. I am pleased to have plenty of fabric in my stash to use (and use up!).

4 comments:

ginger said...

I am sorry to hear you have had awful dental things ( I work in that industry and am aware that it is so invasive...really almost is hurtful to your soul...I think it is partly the proximity that is required..it just violates a personal space issue ) and glad to know that your friend is better...make a quilt about oral health...maybe that will work out some stuff...Ginger

Scrapmaker said...

Thanks, Ginger, a quilt might be a good idea. My dental problems are not as bad as they could be since I have been dutiful all my life about dental visits and oral hygeine. Mainly, I am just a big chicken about the whole thing, and I think you have something there about the space invasion thing.
The problems I am having now all relate to age(!)and a life long problem of grinding my teeth to bits, nightguard notwithstanding.(Cracked tooth = root canal etc)
Do you think that I might be a little repressed? VBG. Jen

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

July is almost here and so is your vacation! Think of all the wonderful things you can do then. Lots of playtime.

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