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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Sewing My Way to Health
When I was diagnosed with cancer this past fall one of the things that I wanted to do was to get back to making things. The reasons are two fold. I like to make things because it feels like a part of me. When I give something I made to someone I am giving them something that reflects my own sensibilities. I was just too sick while I was getting large amounts of chemotherapy to really do much, it turns out, but now that I am on a more manageable schedule, I have taken a couple of classes.
One was to make market bags out of oil cloth. I bought some when I was in Oaxaca last year, and I hadn't really done anything with it. I thought I might use them as tablecloths for outdoor eating, but hadn't done so. I took a class at Home Ec in Iowa City, and discovered just how fun and easy it is to make these bags--and how good it feels to be back in front of a sewing machine!
Mother of four boys.
Co-owner of three dogs.
No cats, no fish, no birds.
I watch movies.
I quilt and I embroider.
I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a neighbor, and a friend.