Having been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia since last August...each day is a struggle, as I have chronic fatigue and every little scrap of me hurts, which intensifies with physical activity. It would be very easy to spend each day prostrate on the settee or bed, but I'm not doing any of that. Keeping positive and a strong mental well being is most important and I can understand very much how depression can be a major factor of this strange illness.
I wanted to tell you how hugely important my sewing is to me. Collecting, selling, buying, all things vintage and beautiful, making... all of these components knit and weave together into my creativity and keep me sane.
I am most fortunate in being able to spend a few hours each day making, putting together thoughts and ideas, trying to think out the box a little, successfully or not. Many days I have to physically work through the pain and tiredness, and I can come through it and feel a sense of achievement.
Ultimately, the positive energy too that comes from the fantastic support I receive from my hen's teeth friends here on my blog, raises my spirits and makes me happy.
I do apologise for this self indulgence, especially when there is so much pain and suffering out there, all around the world, but I just wanted to put you in the picture...
and here goes with this week's makes...
I think this is a little vtg playing card box, it's made of cardboard and covered in paper, with a lovely tassle,
containing this...'fly with me'.
Peter now has wings :-)
Two pretty felt brooches.
Four 'prim' brooches, they make me smile, they are so odd!
Now, you may remember that we have two new members of the family, Wonkey donkey and Dixie Donkey, well look who has come to stay too...
Oh my word I do adore his faded and worn look. It doesn't bother Mike and