Stich and B**** Session anyone?

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Stich and B**** Session anyone?

Postby Iceskatemum » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:08 am

Well after many months of trying to get me to go to her house for a sewing bee or as some of the younger among us have been known to call it a stitch & B...../witch session. My friend finally got me to cave in , she had found my weakness , where to take two teens on a rainy day.

She and her daughters each have an old hand cranked sewing machine and have been having these little get together around thier amazing farmhouse kitchen table for a few months now.

I was very apprehansive as fears from old domestic science classes reared thier ugly head ......I had a wonderful couple of hours . She was so well organised , lots of big squares of fabric , plus half bolt of others she had got off the internet . Her daughter had arranged them all by colour , what a beautiful sight almost too good to mess up !

My daughter , her cousin and I all picked a small pattern which we felt we would like to try. For me it was a little small change purse and so began a couple of hours of sewing , unpicking and sewing again until eventually we were all able to put our wares on the table to let the rest see what we had achieved .
I was so proud of my accomplishment ,the little change purse ....... it was the smallest piece there but I had managed to finish it and learn some new skills along the way. My daughter made a lovely cosmetic purse with a big bright bow on the front , while her cousin who is more crafty than the two of us had managed to finish a couple of little purse/evening bags .

Mean while my friend and her girls had been finishing off some much more complex project ...a silk skirt ..total cost £10, a little voile overshirt and a tote for shopping.

it was a great after noon and although it took a lot longer than any "normal " person as I kept having to stop for rests and to ease my hands and back plus I came home & slept for about 4 hours . I felt I had achieved something special, although not sure I could do it again anytime soon. Give me a few more months thought and I might try it again.
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Re: Stich and B**** Session anyone?

Postby whoami » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:24 am

ISM.......It sounds like a wonderful day was had by all. You should be rightfully proud of yourself. i am a sewer at heart so I can appreciate your work.

My good friend, who recently passed away, far to soon from cancer. Eilene always had a quilt up at her house. Three or four afternoons a week there was always five or six women quilting together.

These get togethers do as much for the sole as the physical achievement. Looking forward to your session.
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Re: Stich and B**** Session anyone?

Postby Iceskatemum » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:37 am

Whoami you are so right , it was a good afternoon as much for the company as anything else and it did my heart good as they say around these parts . Even though the girls had never met each other they were very soon joking and laughing with each other & those that were more knowledgable were helping the others.
My DD can be very shy and I was concerned that she would find the whole thing just a bit too much but when we were coming down the road later on that afternoon she said that she had a good time , she might not have said much but she felt comfortable in among all the others . Her cousin who is visting us also enjoyed herself and has two purses to bring home possibly as a gift to someone.

All in all a good day although I am quite tired this morning and had difficulty getting back to sleep once I woke in the middle of the night thoughts and images were just racing around my head. May be too much stimulation yesterday ......does this ever happen to anyone if they have had a busy day the day before?
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Re: Stich and B**** Session anyone?

Postby LouLou » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:04 am

ISM what a lovely afternoon.

I used to cross stitch many years ago and could immerse myself for hours in it. Sometimes just getting out there for an hour or so can really do you good, especially a change of scenery even if you are still sitting and resting just in another place lol.

I agree with Whoami, you should be very proud of what you achieved!

I too find that even just sitting in and chatting with friends can really wear me out even if all I'm doing is actually sitting and talking lol. After my impromtu "hen" meal last Fri I too found that I was quite "wired" with thoughts and didn't sleep well at all too so I know what you mean.
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Re: Stich and B**** Session anyone?

Postby whoami » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:55 am

I also find that after a mentally active day as well as a physically active day, I am drained. We love having our grandchildren here and nothing would stop us from having them, however I am wiped out for a few days afterwards. we love to go for road journeys. I can be so comfortable while out but the minute I get out of that truck I am all stiff and in pain.

It seems odd but what feels like the most relaxing thing to do at the time can actually create havoc in the body.
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Re: Stich and B**** Session anyone?

Postby Iceskatemum » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:21 pm

Yet another symptom for those in the medical team who are meant to be looking out for us to have difficulty with no doubt !

This really is a weird illness , there never appears to be rhymn nor reason to the symptoms and how they effect each of us .
Rotton to say but glad I am not alone in experiencing this , took a while to see a pattern as just having the weird nights was enough to make me close off from everyone .
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Re: Stich and B**** Session anyone?

Postby LouLou » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:04 pm

ISM

If I had £1 for everytime I got angry and frustrated and asked "what the hell" since having FM I'd be a very very rich lady lol. Even though I have my established routine and seem much better these days there are still times where FM bites me and I'm left thinking "but what did I do?" Sometimes I can pin point my flare or pain increase to something but sometimes I can't and though it is frustrating I just try and rest and not get too worked up about it.

A lot of people around me have come round to the fact that I have to do things differently now, but a lot of them still struggle to understand when I say I'm too tired or can't handle socialising, especially if it's just them popping round for an hour as sometimes it does really take it out of me just sitting and talking.

I even have days in the week where I get home from work and as I've spent all day talking and being social I just have nothing left and physically can't talk, not even to my OH (though he doesn't mind the peace and quiet from me now and again lol)

Just to add something I forgot to post earlier, you said your daughter and had a good time with you too and I just wanted to say that it's a lovely way to have some time together doing something as mother and daughter. I hope that you feel up to another session soon.
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Re: Stich and B**** Session anyone?

Postby masonsbarms » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:57 pm

hi ism, it sounds like you enjoyed yourself and that is the good thing the bonus was the purse you made,

it dosnt realy matter how long it took you did it in the long run,

i hope that you are able to go again in a while,

take care xx
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