by Zoë on January 26, 2009

It is 12:30am, after a very lengthy, physically demanding day. I am still awake battling a headache and my newly acquired nightly reflux. I wonder if everybody’s body begins to feel tired as they turn 30?
I am suddenly overwhelmed by stupid niggling aches and pains, sore jaw, neck, back, ankle, reflux, crappy eyesight, progressive internal disease which will require surgery soon. My weeks are already filling with appointments for chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, ultrasound, endo surgeons, homeopaths. I’ve also got stupid piles of tax, business and TAFE paperwork to get through. *vomit*

BUT, I have managed to do some sewing int he last few weeks, for myself! I know! Such a break from my normal sewing-for-the-rest-of-the-world!

I have never sewn stretch fabric before and I decided a simple boat necked t-shirt would be a nice start, in some cheerful cheap stretcb from spotlight.

p1010057 It was pretty quick work, all said and done in 4 hours spread over 2 evenings and with fairly pleasing results! It is a little broad and next time I will play with the length a bit, but here it is (teamed with my super bargain $20 stretch wrangler jeans in gorgeous deep blue which is holding it’s strength in the wash!)

I have since gotten some rather schmick stretch from tessuti in 2 colourways with grand plans of a couple more short sleeved and some long sleeved versions for winter. I’ve also scored some very cute retro cotton stretch during various oppy runs in the last fortnight, so there may be more experimentation and refining.

We have been busy round the house this wekend. Tomorrow is Australia Day and although we are possibly the least patriotic people we know, we thought we’d have a late lunch/BBQ thing to celebrate a day off work and also the partial solar eclipse.

Well, it might also have something to do with the fact that we begin school and craziness this week also, I have the fear and am racing around trying to sort stuff before I also return to school.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Rhubarb 01.26.09 at 9:45 am

Sigh. Only 3 more sleeps for me and my work year orgnisation is shattered by small people…. Did we have holidays already?

Nathan 02.02.09 at 9:43 am

Why “the least patriotic”? You love Australia don’t you? Must think it’s pretty good or else you wouldn’t be raising kids there. Isn’t that patriotism?

Australians don’t tend to do the “blind unquestioning nationalist fervour” (or is that fervor) that americans produce in red-white-and-blue SUVs full. But I think we all quietly know we’re living in not the greatest, but “the best” country in the world. But shhh.. Don’t tell everyone, there’s too many people already! 😉

Zoë 02.02.09 at 2:34 pm

no pet, me raising children in Australia has more to do with being too lazy to leave. flying with children is a miserable way to spend time (as you would possibly understand, mummy doesn’t want little tommy screaming all the way to Honkers either…)

and I agree, comparatively, Oz is cough*prettyfuckingniceasfarashomelandsgo*cough.

Sarah 08.04.09 at 9:32 pm

I have to say that Nathan’s comment made me laugh. But he does have the point, you don’t have to be a fanatic in order to prove your patriotism. You only need to be that way if you’re American…

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