Sunday 19 September 2010

So Tired

The last couple of weeks I’ve got increasingly tired, going to bed at unnaturally early hours, and taking naps almost every day – so not like me. I wonder if it’s just the shortening days or something else. Either way it leaves me with a lot less energy and inspiration to work on school or any textile related thing than I’d wish. I can't help it, but I’m feeling a bit listless.

I’ve managed to get a little work done however. I’m working on the 43d row of cording on the petticoat. The group I’m working on now will be as wide as the one at the hem, and then I’ll make groups with fewer cords in them, probably three or four cords/group. It’s very convenient sewing when you can’t seem to work up anything that looks like brainpower to do something more complicated. You just go round and round and round and round….

The Bayeux-inspired embroidery has all that was drawn on it sewn, so now I have to figure out what I want to do on it next. The borders need to be embroidered – the upper one should be simple enough, I’ll just take whatever figures captures my fancy from the original. The lower one is the problem – I could do something similar to the top, but I think I’d prefer to add the events that happened before the major scene. That way I’ll get the whole story, with less work. And then I’ll have to figure out what the text should be, and what language I want it in. I think I’ll stick to Latin as the original, it looks cool. And I think I’ve decided to do more scenes after this one – the question is which ones; the burning bush, perhaps, and then Moses and Aron before Pharao? Decisions, decisions…

And lastly, lo and behold, I have started work on my winter coat again! I haven't done much (almost nothing to tell the truth), but I've got the ball rolling, so it should be easier to just continue. I will post about that separately. Right now there seems to be a good chance I will be very happy with it when finished.


  1. the corded petticoat looks great! I love making those.

    and the embroidery scene is amazing!! I am in awe.

    Hope you get to feeling better!

  2. Your corded petticoat is fabulous, and your embroidered tapestry looks better than the Bayeux. I'm totally in awe of your talent.

    About being tired, you might want to get tested for glandular fever (mononucleosis). I had it 5 years ago, and was tired for months, and months. I just couldn't sleep enough.

    Of course, if you do turn out to have it, there is nothing they can do, but at least you have an excuse!

  3. Thanks ladies!

    Don't think it's mono - can't see how I should have gotten it for one, and I don't have any of the other symptoms. I think it more likely the tiredness comes from being slightly melancholy at the moment :P

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