Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Here it is already into the month of March. Since my last post I had a relapse with my retina. The large hole in my left eye tore again and I had to have more laser on it. It is frustrating and definitely a set back but I have to focus on the fact that my vision was saved and keep thinking of the positive.

I work in my studio when I can, slowly but surely. I was commissioned to make a garter for a wedding but having never made a garter before I wasn't sure about it. Mostly it was how big to make it since this was a surprise gift so I couldn't ask "the bride to be" her thigh size. I think I figured it out, I really hope it fits her, and I enjoyed stitching this up using dyed silks and vintage pieces.

I'm going to be leaving the country on March 16th to visit New Zealand and I am thinking I won't take my computer and make it a real retreat. I will be gone for 3 weeks and know that I could have access to a computer but perhaps it would be good for me to reflect without having the urgency to check email and post at FB and all the other places I visit online. It'a definite thought I'm having and it might also be a test for me to step away for a while?

It's a bit cold and blustery here today but the sun is shining and signs of spring are everywhere as we've had wonderful warm weather for previous weeks. I'm headed to the studio to work on some garments and I'll be back to post before I leave home.

Happy (almost) Spring to all!


The Creative Beast said...

I think your idea to leave the computer at home is a good one and it will help to continue the healing your eyes are in need of, though seeing your creations is always inspiring here =-)

Sometimes it's necessary to:
"Unwind your mind and Retread your head"

as someone once told me =-)

Enjoy your trip to New Zealand!

Joanne Huffman said...

I am so sorry to hear about your retina problems returning. Sending healing and positive thoughts. The garter is very cool and quite lovely. Have a great time in New Zealand and enjoy some time without the computer.

martha brown said...

I hadno idea that your retina tore again, Lorri! definitley leave the computer at home when you go to New Zealand... Just rest and live in your moment.
The garter is fabulous!