Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year all

So another year is upon us. 28 sleeps until I'm 24 *gulp*

My lovely Christmas dress was fab on the day. Until - after playing on the newly acquired "Wii", I sat down.
You know that feeling when you just freeze, not sure whether you're about to burst into tears, or hysterical laughter? It was hysterical laughter! The CB seam had ripped/popped apart where the fabric had frayed due to me not overlocking.

I'll fix it at some stage and get photos, but for now, I'm sure you're all rather pleased not to have me post photos ;o)

Today is a day full of energy, I need to make the most of it, it seems to be happening less and less lately with my fibro.
So I might get some sewing done! Unsure what to make, but that's the joys of being a sewist!

Oh and you kiwis - spotlight has 1/2 price patterns until the 16th, including Vogue patterns! So it makes them around $15! Now is time to buy Vogues. I'm going to get a girlfriend to get me a couple since Spotlight is sorely lacking in this town!


  1. Hi Emma! I've come across your blog on the website. I love the designs and use them predominantly in my machine embroidery work.
    I'm so sorry to read that you have fibromyalgia. At (almost) 24 years of age, it doesn't seem fair. How do you manage most days?
    I've become a follower of you on Google and look forward to reading your blog posts.
    Take care.

  2. Hi Kim!
    Aren't Embroidables designs so much fun! I love them. They always stitch out so well too.

    Watch me start to have a real moan about my fibro, it doesn't happen a lot really, so if I get started, I tend to have a big one! LOL.
    Truthfully, most days I just tick along very slowly, it's bad at the moment I can't work, but I am going to be starting part time nannying a couple of days a week soon to get me out of the house. I'm hoping it doesn't send me into a downward spiral, but will take it one day at a time.

    I don't generally whinge or complain about it in person, I figure they can't stop my pain, and they don't want to hear my complaining so why bother.
    I'm on a cocktail of meds, have tried all sorts, some have been beneficial for a short term, other the side effects were worse than the pain. I'm on codeine a lot of the time, plus other analgesics.

    My sleep is probably the worst, some days by 9am I'm ready to sleep for another 3-4 hours, other days it's 2pm where I'm ready to sleep. Even getting a full 10hrs a night it's still like this. It just leaves me feeling physically and mentally exhausted, and eventaully I do have a huge meltdown. My last was about a month ago, and it's now been confirmed I'm depressed as well, I knew I was, but hadn't told anyone. Fibro really has more to it than just the pain and exhaustion I think.

    So that's my massive spiel/ramble about how I cope. lol.

    Thanks Kim :o)