Migraines are once again a way of life for me. The weather patterns here is the tropics for the wet season are playing havoc with my head.
Thanks to all who have offered ideas for relief from them, but I will assure you all that I have been a chronic migraine sufferer for 39 years (since I was 12) and I have tried more pills, remedies, treatments than you can imagine. Not a single thing has ever helped apart from identifying and avoiding my food triggers. the weather pattern, though? I cannot control it.
Fortunately, I can still sit quietly and hand sew for a couple of hours after each lot of painkillers. This week I have almost finished two designs I sketched up last year. They have a vintage 30's feel about them...
I also had a wonderful inspiration on Sunday and drew up a number of blocks for a new Shabby Roses quilt...
...which I will make from these lovely fabrics! 'Fresh Palette' by Carrie Nelson.
On my reading table I'm enjoying the wonderful ideas in this book...
...it's filled with projects that can be made and donated to various needy groups across the world or in your own community. What a wonderful way to use up those fabrics hoarded in our stashes, don't you think? I also thought this would be a fabulous book to purchase as a gift for your local church group, and you could donate some stash fabrics - you could even help to teach newbies how to sew simple items for charity from this book. Giving really is the better part of crafting. :-)
I bought my copy HERE, and I also bought extra copies for Christmas gifts. Visit the Craft Hope website for more ideas HERE.
On the subject of gifts, I can now show you what I made my best friend in the whole world - my soul sister since we met at age 16 - for her wedding next month. She lives too far away for me to attend, and that's breakin' my heart, but she received the gift yesterday and was so emotional, so happy...
Vicki and Pete are a beautiful couple, and I'm so excited that she found the man of her dreams! (Love you, mate!!!)
Have a lovely day, and be sure to smile at those you meet along the way.