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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Doesn't Time Fly...


when you're having fun. Or, as in this case, when you're sitting with an exhibition for three days on the trot. The gallery is gorgeous, but a bit on the chilly side, so I have been adding more and more layers as the days go on...I hate to think what I'll look like next Saturday, which is my last stint looking after the exhibit. Mrs Michelin, perhaps?


Saturday was handwork day, and here's the proof, a snippet of a long, thin piece of rust dyed silk which has been stitched with some cotton yarn that I hand dyed myself. Next time I mutter about handwork, please feel free to remind me that I enjoyed working on this, and have promised myself some more... Sandy arrived to keep me company, and took a photo or two to boot. She stayed for the weekend, and before the (truly delicious) curry that Robin went out for (well, a girl can't cook and exhibition sit at the same time, you know), she played with the Embellisher. I think I'm going to have to ask for commission...every time someone sees and plays with the embellisher, someone says, 'got to have one'...


Sunday, though, we decided to take the embellisher with us to the gallery, and got some interesting stuff done, including a freeform felted bowl (of which I'm Rather Pleased). As mentioned above, I'll be there again on Saturday, complete with embellisher, and if I can fight of the students in the textile workshop that's on in the room behind the gallery, I'll be demonstrating its use to anyone interested.


Last week was really very busy. The tree count, in the end, was three; two conifers lost in the back garden as well as the eucalyptus. On Friday, though, I visited my GP. It turns out that I'm anaemic. As you may have noticed, I've been talking about feeling low since about November; the anaemia explains quite a bit of that. The problem is that depression and anaemia feel exactly the same, so when you have a chronic problem with depression, it's hard to tell about the anaemia. So, it's back to taking vatloads of iron pills, and eating liver (yum...), and Hoping It Goes Away Soon. I have to confess to having a day in bed yesterday, to make up for all the stress, activity and lost sleep of the previous week. It seems to have done me some good. At least, I'm up today...and dressed!

4 comments:

Jan said...

Hi Marion, I like your hand stitched rusted piece. You inspire me to want to try more hand stitching myself. As far as the anemia goes, another thing you can do to get more iron is to use cast iron cook ware. An added benefit is it will make you stronger since it is so heavy. You won't need the manly man to help so often;-)

Jan

Carol said...

I really love this piece, the hand stitch really enhances it.

k baxter packwood said...

Eating darke green veggies also ups your iron levels, plus gives much needed calcium. You have to cook it with a bit of fat in order for your body to extract these, but it's much better than liver!

Meg said...

Under the heading of listening to one's own advice, I discovered last summer that the exhausted, always tired, weak, confused feeling I was living with was not the longstanding depression monster, but low thyroid. So I should have followed my own advice and visited my physician before I decided it was my psyche that was out of whack!

Love the rust dyed piece. I am a mostly handworker so I am always interested in what can be done with stitch.