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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 I write a monthly humour/sewing column for 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 Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Little break

I have great sewing things I want to write right now but my life chores and getting all my students organized (never an easy task) is getting in the way.


I go in for my surgery at 6:00 am tomorrow and not sure when I will be back blogging, about a week or so I expect. 


I feel I don't have the kind of life where I can take time out. But I also know if you look sideways at life with those kinds of thoughts then you are setting yourself up to be reminded.


So I will try to do what I am supposed to.


I have every confidence in my size zero doctor with her tiny hands and her excellent brain, in my husband's ability to wait on me hand and foot (I have made my expectations quite clear) and in my medical daughter's ability to get me up and moving.


I have chocolate stashed in my bedside table, baskets of patterns and knitting projects where they are handy, and the iPad fully charged.


I figure that's all I can do at my end of the business.


We will be talking soon.

26 comments:

Karin said...

I'm not sure what sort f surgery you are habing, but fingers crossed! I hope that all goes well and you are up to full strength as soon as possible.

Barbara said...

Just a hysterectomy and some fix-up Karin, big babies, worth all the trouble.

Jodie said...

I'll add my good wishes as well. NO LIFTING! Take care of yourself (well, insist on your family taking care) and I'll look forward to your posts when you are back up to speed.

Mary said...

Good wishes for a speedy recovery Barbara. Follow all the recovery instructions, even when you feel as though you are ready to discount them! :-)

gwensews said...

Best wishes. Hope you're up and about and sewing again real soon.

Patty said...

Take the time for yourself to mend, and then a little extra! We can wait for you until you are feeling better

Kuby said...

Praying for a good outcome and a quick recovery;

Bunny said...

Good luck,Barb, with a speedy recuperation. We will miss your pithy viewpoints!

Bunny said...

Just want to add I had a hysterectomy and bladder rebuild. Best thing I ever did. Just don't push your recovery and follow doctor's orders to a tee. I'll spare you how I know this. I would do the surgery again in a heartbeat.

Margy said...

I'll add my best wishes to you and a caution to do as you're told! I thought I knew better, but I didn't!

Karen in VA said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery....Relax and fully heal, don't rush it.....otherwise, the healing takes longer...(ask me how I know this...)

Kay said...

Wishing for a speedy recovery! Hope you heal faster and come back stronger!

Ladyslipper said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

a little sewing said...

Best wishes to you Barb for a smooth surgery and recovery.

sdBev said...

I'm keeping you in God's Circle of Light. Be well. Stay well.

Susan said...

Definitely listen to the doctor, and don't push yourself to do too much too quickly. My doctor said it best. She said I was not to lift anything heavier than a frying pan, and to use that pan to hit my husband if he thought I was going to use it to cook for him ;o)

Terry said...

Have had that as well Barbara. I am sure all will go well but don't push yourself. It is difficult when you are used to being active.
Will miss your "words of wisdom" while you are away.
Terry

shams said...

I wish you a quick and straightforward healing!

velosewer said...

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Branka said...

Best wishes and quick recovery Barbara!

Far said...

Best wishes! You are in great hands, and soon will be up and about doing everything you love :)

jirons42 said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! That's partly selfish on my part because I look forward to reading you posts. Take good care of yourself by letting other take care of you.

Sandra said...

I wish for you: 1) the most boring, uneventful surgery and hospitalization, 2) that you follow your size zero doctor's instructions to a (perfectly fitting) Tee, and 3) a speedy and complete recovery. (Note, re #2, and I can't emphasize this enough: your doctor makes her recommendations about what you may/may not do, how soon, how frequently -- not for any reason except that because that's what's best for you. This is another voice of experience who thought I could do things sooner, more, and faster than recommended.) Looking forward to hearing what you're thinking about...

Claire S. said...

I hope you have (possibly already had) a successful surgery and quick recovery. Take care of yourself.

LR Shimer said...

Hooray for access to medical care!

stitchysal said...

Hope you are having a speedy recovery,Barbara!