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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Sunday, June 17, 2012

All good

Right now I am posting slowly via iPad so short posts,without pictures for a bit.

I am doing great. Better to have this behind than in front of me and for some reason have had no pain. Only a couple of ordinary tylenols a day since day two. Really first class, wonderful care. The doctor the elf seems to have known what she is doing. Am giving myself injections for a genetic clotting disorder the elf discovered and that seems to be working well too. Can't say that bothers me at all either. Now the last time I sewed through my index finger, that hurt.

Turns out I knew someone in recovery, from the sewing guild, which was nice and an hour later was dictating emails to students to my husband which might not have been a good idea as I suspect I might have given a couple of dingbats extensions they don't need.

My only frustration is that my daughter has her new industrial and having some issues of a minor nature with feeding the fabric at top speeds and I dying to get over there to sort it out.

So I am fine, get a bit tired but the brain is busy so you can expect some regular and random posts on odd subjects.

Spent a bit of time of course staring at hospital ceilings and figuring out the meaning of life, something I have been intending to do, and will probably write about that. Might as well.

That and the new fall trends which have some interesting sew able ideas. Got to figure out how to do pictures and if I can, on this app, might have to pin them instead.

Hope all Is well with you.


Margy said...

So glad to hear you're on the mend, Barbara...I look forward to hearing from you!

Karin said...

Glad to hear that you are on the mend! Can't wait to see what you make of the Fall season when you get up and running properly again.

Branka said...

Happy to hear you are back and feeling well Barbara!

Sandra said...

Thanks for posting, Barb. Delighted that you are up to posting, with or without pictures.

shams said...

Glad you are doing well, Barbara. Wow, I am impressed by Canadian health care. A good friend had a complete mastectomy here in the states a couple weeks ago and they wanted to send her home the SAME DAY. And she's in her 60s with high blood pressure. They finally let her spend one night.

Barbara said...

Shams that is unbelievable, just unbelievable. I came home when I was ready and could have stayed longer. I came home with 24 pager numbers, had a private room and only my doctor and I were involved in my healthcare decisions and only my health physical and morale were part of the process. I could not have received more caring quality care. I don't want to get involved in any debates but it really seems to me that insurance companies do not add quality to this mix, the cost and outcome stats don't support it. Plus I never have to worry about how I will ever afford the best care, ever. I am astounded by the horror stories I hear in the US about our system never have experienced it or ever met anyone who has. BTW this is not a socialized country, our PM is to the right of Romney, our banks self-regulating to a great degree but somewhere along the line we decided access to healthcare was the same as access to public education. Simple as that. As for paying for the healthcare of others, US hospitals are eating it anyway they tell me and it is actually cheaper to do it across the board, without a profit being taken out. There are also worse things you can do than take care of each other. Now I have probably upset someone and I am sorry and won't write again on this topic. I am sure someone has a story about someone who had a bad experience here, and there are 8 million medical bankruptcy stories too in other systems. I guess you just have to decide if access to quality healthcare is a right or a privilege and what is the most cost effective way to achieve what. Really not writing about this again.

gwensews said...

Glad to hear you are getting better, day by day. I'm anxious to hear what the meaning of life is all about, because I've tried to figure that out all of mine! Continued healing to you,

BJ in TX said...

You have such a great outlook on life! Came here wondering if you were up to posting yet, and you never disappoint - funny as ever. Take care of yourself, and no matter how good you feel, go s-l-o-w-l-y!!!

Anonymous said...

You are too funny!
Take the time to heal! Will wait while you do!



velosewer said...

I hope you recover well soon.

Texan said...

Hope you have a totally uneventful recovery :O)

jirons42 said...

Thanks for posting and letting us know how your are doing.

Karen said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I so enjoy your blog!

LinB said...

Oh, so glad to read that your surgery went well. Don't worry about the "dingbats," they'll shoot themselves in the foot somewhere along the line later, after they've passed through your loving care. Get well soon.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are recovering so quickly! Appreciate your blog.

Karen in Houston

Phyllis said...

I'm a little late, but just wanted to tell you I am so glad to see you are doing well. I really missed your posts. I look forward to reading them everyday.
Hugs, Phyllis in OKC