It's time for me to write a blog post, although I must confess there isn't anything of interest going on here. I've been catching up on my blog reading, and internet browsing, and
I've been re-reading one of my favorite books Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman. The book discussion forum group I belong to on Ravelry is going to begin discussing this book next week, and I've really been enjoying the read. I have my original copy from 1993 when it was first released in paperback, but I understand that it's being reprinted and the release date is set for May 27. I highly recommend this book if you haven't read it.
I'd like to thank everyone, from the bottom of my heart, for all the well wishes, and emails and notes I've been getting.
Update: I'm ok. The headache lasted a little over a week. But it's mostly gone now. I haven't tried knitting anything yet, I know better than to stress my wrist, since when I do start knitting again I'd like to be able to continue. I'm going to try knitting for an hour this afternoon and see how it goes. The tough thing will be to put the needles down after an hour.
The spine thing is a different story. It's going to take a long time to heal. I've tried twice to get out and do things, to get up and do things - small things, and twice I've ended up back on the couch and back on pain meds. The temptation to whine is great. In fact, I wandered onto Wendy Barnard's blog Knit n Tonic yesterday, hadn't been there in a long time, and I could totally sympathize with her lament about feeling sorry for yourself. She was writing about sitting outside, looking in on the yoga class, knowing she couldn't participate. Yup, I get it.
But sitting here complaining isn't going to change it, nor is it going to endear me to anyone.
Know that I am ok, and because I've read enough to scare the poop out of me about not healing well and correctly from this little incident, I'm making myself actually take it easy, as prescribed.
On to some fun stuff:
There is some discussion on the Sharing and Inspiration board on Stitchers Guild about doll clothes - specifically American Doll doll clothes.
Got me to thinking about that small bag I've toted around for all of my adult life, containing my Barbie doll and the only clothes that mattered enough to me to keep. I *know* that the original made for Barbie by Mattel clothes have some value on the ebay market. But those aren't the ones I kept, they didn't mean a hill of beans to me. What I kept were the clothes my mom and my Aunt Dorothy made for my Barbie. Even as a little kid I wasn't much into dolls per se - but I was a little fashionista, even back then.
My Barbie had an awesome wardrobe to go with her awesome life.
Upon pulling these out, I thought "I should wash and press these" - and maybe I will, but right now you're just getting the out-of-the-bag look at they highlights.
Barbie had two Matching coat and dress sets - and both were made to match clothes of mine. I very specifically remember the orange coat and the dress with the tulip print. My dress wasn't nearly as sophisticated as Barbies, but isn't it wonderful??
The 4 piece crochet lounging outfit was created by my mom, I'm quite sure.
My Aunt Dorothy, who isn't that much older than me, knit Barbie a whole wardrobe of fab party dresses. that's angora at the hem of two of those dresses. Barbie had a halter dress, a couple of strapless dresses and even a Jackie Kennedy sheath dress. Below is the 2 piece knit suit that I believe equates to the Chanel suit. And isn't Barbie's Crocheted ski outfit just The Best!?!
Truly, I'm not quite sure why there are several little pair of panties for under the skirt, but there they are.
In the bag too was my Girl Scout Sash. Notice the sewing badge right next to the cooking badge? I think the sewing badge might have been the first one I earned.
So, 'fess up. Do you have a little bag of nostalgic goodies you've been toting around with you all your adult life?
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