Knowing that all of us who sew and love to do so, often have so many interruptions in our lives that keep us from our fabric and thread, our patterns and plans, I have always hestitated to whine too much about that usurped time. After all, none of us is immune from laundry, cooking, housekeeping, vacations, births, deaths of family and friends, the flu, a broken sewing machine, holidays, weddings, trips, family illness – the list goes on and on. But one thing I never expected has made its way into my life here in Autumn, my favorite of all the seasons.
I have broken my left hand. A terrible fall, outside here at my home on Sunday, October 9th, caused injury to four of my fingers – and a broken rib, too. One of the fingers was severely dislocated, one was chipped at the center joint, and two were broken and required surgery to repair the breaks.
I’m incredibly grateful that this did not happen to my dominant hand! I’m also so grateful for excellent medical care, a talented, caring surgeon, and family and friends who are attentive and so helpful. I have so much for which to be thankful.
However, of course, there is much I am unable to do while I recover, including sewing. All the projects and plans in my queue are now put on hold. But only on hold. . . so please do not give up on me! I’ll be back at my fashion sewing and writing about it on Fifty Dresses just as soon as I am able. In the meantime, I am missing both. Wishing all of you, my readers, a crisp, colorful and creative Fall!