Monday, April 20, 2009

rainy day fun

Today, a few more drawstring pouches in the making...the design stage actually, which just means the making of piles on my sewing table...

...piles of fabrics & vintage linens, hand crocheted edgings, knitted cotton squares, alphabet ribbon, buttons, and doilies ~ whatever I can scavenge from bins, drawers, and shelves in the sewing room is a possible element. Now, to narrow down the choices and come up with combinations--usually the most time consuming part for me, but also the most fun.


And, at least I can stand while doing this. Sitting is still uncomfortable on the back...I've considered elevating the sewing machine and standing to sew or attaching a little pouch to myself so I can walk around and knit :)

{I am happy to say my back is better--it turns out I have a herniated disc, but thanks to the chiropractor and the Pain Free book exercises, which I'm doing daily, I feel much better. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!! ~ Deb}

32 comments:

  1. Deb, I am so glad that you are feeling better :)

    Your sewing table is just full of inspiration...

    blessings,

    Lady M

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  2. I love the creative process, choosing bits that go together to make something new. Your bags are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Leslie

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  3. I'm so glad to hear your back is improving. As one who has had very major back surgery, I totally sympathize.
    I love those little pouches. It is such fun to be surrounded by bits and pieces of beautiful things.

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  4. Glad you are feeling better, love the bag, super cute kitty.

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  5. I'm pleased you're recovering, Deb. I love this little bags and have them on my list of to dos.

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  6. Back pain is horrid, so I'm glad that you're feeling somewhat better and getting some relief. Your projects are so very pretty, I love all the little details you're incorporating.

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  7. I am so glad you are feeling better!!
    So many goodies to enjoy and choose from...what a challange.
    Okay I admit I love the cat with a ball of yarn bag, but I know more variety is fun.

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  8. very cute bags! Glad to hear you are starting to feel better.
    Niki

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  9. Deb, I am so happy that you are feeling better.

    Love the drawstring bags you are planning. They are adorable.

    God bless.

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  10. Beautiful draw string bags, I so admire people who are so gifted with their hands. Thank you for sharing.
    Sue

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  11. I'm glad your feeling better! I can't wait to see the creations you come up with!

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  12. So glad to hear you found out what the problem is, and that youre getting some relief from the pain. You've been on my mind a lot the last few days, wondering how you were doing.

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  13. I was wondering how you're doing--I'm glad to hear things are getting better! Thanks for showing your creative process--it always inspires me!

    (And by the way, Bev is my mother, and it always makes me laugh to see her comment right above mine on your blog! We live 1200 miles apart but must read blogs on the same schedule!)

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  14. I'm glad you are feeling a little better. I love your drawstring bags.
    Take care (((hugs)))

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  15. Your drawstring pouches are fabulous Deb. Glad you are feeling a bit better. I have herniated discs in my neck so I understand your pain :-( It's amazing how inventful we become so we can still craft :-)

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  16. I had to chirp in too. Glad your feeling better!!

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  17. Very, very good news on the back!! So thankful. Can't wait to see your new creations. Your drawstring bags are some of my favorite things you've made.

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  18. Glad you are feeling better. I do attach a knitting pouch to me so I can knit while standing. I knit every evening as I walk around my neighborhood. Very good exercise for back pain if you take it slowly at first. I just use a fanny pack that attaches around my waist with a clip and roll my yarn into balls that are small enough to fit inside.....I knit something easy like stockinette or simple ribbing in the round for bags or hats.....

    glad you are feeling better. I am thinking I would like to try my hand at some of the same type bags you are making....

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  19. Deb, I am glad that you are feeling better. I'm sorry about the herniated discs, I suffer from those too and exercise really does help ease the pain.

    Your handcrafted items are always a pleasure to see. You do amazing work :) Thank so much for always sharing :)

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  20. The pouches are lovely. I love how you've combined sewing, embroidering, and knitting, all into one project.

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  21. I'm glad you're feeling better. Those bags are so cute! Have you tried putting the sewing machine on the kitchen counter, with the peddle on the floor?

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  22. These are wonderful, I always love what you make and the materials you use. Clarice

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  23. I love the idea of a pouch; actually used a little one last week and just attached the loops to my belt. It helps keep the work in tact while the little one is playing. And like you, I have had a time with my back this spring.

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  24. glad your back is better..
    love all the pretty things on the table.

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  25. Thank you all for your kind comments and suggestions ~ you're the best!
    Deb

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  26. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I love the bag.

    So many wonderful treasures on your sewing table. I loved the pictures.
    Ruth

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  27. I like your piles.
    Be good to yourself while you recover.

    Jody

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  28. Hi Deb, first I wanted to say I'm glad you are better and now ... those bags are so cute.
    I have a friend that has her sewing machine up, so she stands and sews. Makes beautiful things.
    And if they can make thinks for Moms to walk around and work with a baby being held, I think you can make something to hold your knitting.
    Keep Stitchen'
    Bonnie

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  29. Ouch. My husband just got an injection to alleviate the pain from his ruptured disk. He's feeling better because of it. Hope you feel better soon.

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  30. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Have you considered selling a pattern for these bags? They're terrific! xo corinne

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  31. What a cute little bag!

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  32. May the Lord bless you!

    "Father God, I ask for complete healing of this disc. I pray that the herniation will return to normal. I ask it according to your perfect will and the stripes Jesus took on His back for our healing. In Jesus' Name I ask and believe. Amen."

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