I’m not sure why, but I’ve been feeling down for the past week or so. I’m just generally crabby, my days are getting away from me (I’m not accomplishing ANYTHING), when I wake up in the morning I just want to crawl back in bed. I looked at the calendar yesterday & I realized it’s May. Mother’s day is on Sunday. My birthday is this month. None of those things are exciting me like they normally would. Hmm.. even my kickboxing class today wasn’t fun like normal. (I mean it was still a great workout, just not FUN.) I will make a conscious effort to correct that. I have worked really hard since my heart surgery to not let depression overtake me. I know a vast majority of people who undergo heart surgery have some difficulty with depression afterward. I don’t want to be one of them.
I am tired of my heart problems holding me down.
I joined Pinterest. Yup. I did. I kind of love it. I am always coming across pictures I love but had no way of keeping track of them. Now I do! It’s pretty cool. Go check out my pins. (The picture above was found on Pinterest, this is the link to the site… I still need to figure that out. It seems like it would be pretty easy to forget to give credit to wherever you really found the picture.)
I’ve been working on my Pretty Little Pouch. I had a flop. I mean it was fine just not as nice as I would have liked it for the swap. Here is a picture.
I sent it off to W’s student teacher. It’s her last day this week. He loved her. She made him love science & want to be an astronomer when he grows up. I love her for that.
I used the Weekend-away Travel Bag pattern from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. It was hard to line everything up at the end. The pockets were dumb. (They are at the bottom. Not the sides.) Otherwise I thought the pattern was good! It was my first zipper EVER. But I had no problems with the zipper. That was a piece of cake. I LOVE the linen outside, with the bright pop of green zipper & the shocking pink inside!
So I am now trying a fully lined box bag. We shall see how that turns out. I’m practicing some other elements on this pouch. I am planning on giving this one to my wonderful friend Cassie.
I am hoping I have no difficulty with this one so I can move on to the real pouch for the swap. I am so excited to be pushing myself to do things I want to do but just am too nervous to try usually. I really thought that the fun of swaps would be the stuff you get. I am quickly finding out that the challenge of it all is the real gift!