In no particular order, nor any particular relevance to this blog...
The story of me cutting my hair is long... and will probably be an angsty photo-essay by the time I'm done. But here are some highlights in photos!
Upon considering that 1) I work in healthcare, and back injuries are a real risk, and 2) I am 36, and bone density loss is a present risk, I decided several months ago to start weight training. I signed up for a fitness class, crossfit-style, and discovered a new enthusiasm!
Doing fitness stuff meant buying fitness clothes, which was a whole non-comfort-zone adventure, but I'm starting to enjoy spandex, now. I particularly like stretchy skorts, so I can feel like I'm in a pretty skirt, yet do a squat without flashing the gym. I find it easier to get up in the morning and go to the gym if I have pretty things to wear! Once I'm in class, I forget my clothes and enjoy pushing my body, but the clothes do their part to get me there.
Our household suffered a loss several months back, when Cutie-Pie, my friend's little boy-kitty, went into a decline and had to leave us. Now we welcome and enjoy a new little boy, whom I call Buckaroo because he has a bow-legged swagger.
Buckaroo is a cave-cat, for sure. Unlike Pretty Kitty, who dominates every perch, Buckaroo lurks in every lair. Under furniture, behind the washer, in laundry baskets... he likes to have a cave!
ON THE SEWING FRONT...
Quilting continues, not apace, but a-snail's-pace. I have a cool idea for the Acid Trip quilt, and I'm plodding through the last few blocks of the dandelion quilt. My loss of momentum is not because I enjoy them less, but because I'm neurotic about finishing things. Sigh.
I picked up some lovely lingerie at the Goodwill (Empress Mimi, but I only paid $12!), and became interested in making lingerie. Meanwhile I've also experimented with wearing stockings and garter belts, and (predictably), I love them!
I'm not used to sewing with stretchy fabrics, but I'm motivated because I enjoy wearing pretty underthings. So far, the greatest challenge is sourcing hardware: the Mill End Store has enough plush-back elastic to wrap around the world twice, but hardly any sliders to adjust it to fit. I ordered some off Etsy, and they were too small, so I am looking for the right size, now.
Thus concludes the tour of Karen-life. Exit through the gift shop; tell your friends.
Quilting, dressmaking, and history plied with the needle...
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