Hey y’all. I thought I would let you know that I am alive and kickin’! Two of my blogging buddies checked on me a few days ago saying they hadn’t heard from me in a while. Thank you both for nudging me to come out of hiding.
Truth is, I have run out of things to say. Those that know me are in disbelief. I can assure you.
A month or so ago, Stuart and I decided that I shouldn’t be driving anymore due to the unpredictability of my vertigo attacks. We were in the boat fishing. I was sitting at the back of the boat. Next thing we know, I am in the middle of the boat, flat on my back. Stuart knew the vertigo was bad but this was the deciding factor. He helped me understand how dangerous it was to continue driving. If the jolt of dizzy can land me on the deck of the boat from a seated position, what in the world would it do to me while I was driving? Well, I had experienced a few episodes from behind the steering wheel before we made the decision. At one point, I got a “feeling” before I was knocked on my butt. I had time to pull over on the shoulder or camp out in a parking lot until it passed. As of late, there is no warning.
So, what is a girl to do if she can’t drive? Well, I can give you a list of what I can’t do but I’ll spare you the pity party and tell you what I’ve been up to.
I’ve been crafting, a lot. I have always been a pretty crafty gal whether crocheting, embroidering, drawing or doodling on whatever I can find.
Now, I’ve taken up sewing. This new found love started when my daughter asked if I could sew her a leather purse.
I started perusing Pinterest and Youtube for guidance, as any good crafter would do. After watching several tutorials I told her that I would give it a shot. (I haven’t made her purse yet, by the way.) I have always enjoyed repurposing things. As I searched I discovered many “pins” regarding making purses from thrift store finds. Bingo! That is what I was going to do. I started “pinning” like a maniac. A few days ago, I got a new machine, sold my beginner machine and the rest of the story is in progress. FYI – The right tool for the job makes a huge difference.
Interesting story. The woman that purchased my machine planned on sending it to a lady in Cuba. She had spent time in Cuba on a mission trip and has been sending stuff over there since. She showed me a picture of the machine that the lady in Cuba was using at the time. I wish I had the picture to share with you. It blew my mind! Foot powered and held together with duct tape. In the United States we covet the antique sewing machines. In Cuba they are used everyday.
A teaching buddy of mine took me to a resale shop in a city close by the same day I got my new machine. Elite Repeat gives 100% of the money generated to help battered woman. We were there on a Friday. Unbenounced to us Friday is 50% off day! We bought them out! Once I got home, I deconstructed the clothes. The deconstructed material is what I am using to make the purses!
My goal is to open an Etsy Shop in April. I want to build up an inventory before I give it a go. The only thing that intimidates me about having an online business is the shipping aspect. We will see how that goes.
My little buddies keep me company during the day. My ‘ole girl Nana, turned 15 on January 4th! Meow Meow is fat and sassy.
Trinket has made herself at home.
My blog may encompass crafting in the near future. I haven’t decided yet. Whichever way I go, rest assured it will be entertaining to say the least.
I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas. I’ll be talking to you soon!