Monday, September 6, 2010


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As many of you know, I have been struggling with health issues, and the unknown, and now, the almost known I will say. I have an autoimmune disorder, that is "similar", but yet different, like a "cousin" my doc says, to Guillain Barre syndrome. The protective covering of my nerve ends, known as myelin, is or has deteriorated , leaving me with damaged nerves, resulting in the pain and weakness I have mostly in my feet and legs. It also explains my feeling exhausted a lot of the time. So , I feel better knowing something, although there are still more tests, and this diagnosis is open to change yet, but I feel better after a year of struggle that I am heading in the right direction, and have such a fantastic doctor who is helping me. Treatment for this would be plasmapharesis, a process of filtering my blood, but we are waiting a bit for some more information. I still hold a lot of fear, I have many many unanswered questions, but for now, I am coming to terms, and do realize that are many people worse than I am, and I am thankful for everything I have. I think most of all I am happy that finally I know I am not going crazy. Thank you all again for hanging in there with me.
I have felt very unmotivated to say the least the last 2 weeks, but today I felt like fabric. Since I made a few fabric pieces a while have always wanted to continue, but somehow got sidetracked. Today I listened to what I wanted to do.....and this is what I made. I had dyed the cheesecloth a while ago, I just love that pale blue color. I layered over that a transfer of a rose I made on coffee stained muslin, and in between is a beautiful green, brown fabric from Lorraine of Creative Daily, she makes the most beautiful fabric pieces ever! I stitched on some red sari silk, and the quote stamped piece of muslin also, vintage buttons, coffe dyed lace, and some red faceted czech glass beads. I was thinking about opening another etsy shop for work I make like this....tell me what you think please.
Look for a giveaway here soon, I am so thankful for all of you in my life!


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