Friday, June 25, 2010

A Long Week

The first week of summer vacation and the temps have been in the 90's. My kids are swimming for our community team and have practice every week day starting at 8 a.m. It is a little adjustment for us. Mainly it means that I cannot do any kind of creative activity until after 10:30. That is, if I am feeling motivated. I must admit that my mojo was nowhere in sight. I tried to fake it, but it was not until yesterday that I felt that spark again. One big problem: I had the hives Wednesday night. I am fairly sure it was caused by a tick bite. I had found one of those nasty things on my foot last week. It itched terribly. Wednesday night I was checking it and must have hit the "hives" button. It started with the palms of my hands itching. Then gradually it crept over my whole body. It was a terrible experience! I also felt very nauseated and thought I would faint. I practically coated myself in cortisone and finally fell asleep. What an ordeal! I looked up hives the next morning and found out that it is really nothing to worry about unless you have trouble breathing. But I thought I might need a trip to the ER. I was glad when I woke up and the itching was gone.

I have been working on new ideas for my crocheted baskets. I have been adding felt to the bottoms to protect them. I am also working on some embellishments. I went to our library this afternoon for some inspiration and hope to get some time this weekend to get creative. The kids do have a swim meet tomorrow morning. Other than that, the calendar is pretty open.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.




Purple and orange basket inspired by my garden.

5 comments:

Jo said...

Hmmm... a bit of a 'bumpy' start to the summer hols but, from now on, things can only get better lol!! ;0) Do hope you are now feeling a lot better and I'm delighted too that your creative mojo is returning.

I so looooove the addition of felt to the bottom of your baskets... a fabulous way of protecting the crochet from getting worn. To be honest I think they are perfect without any form of embellishment - this purple and orange creation here is a case in point - truly gorgeous!
Hugs
xx

Jen said...

I hope you're feeling better from your hives episode. I can understand the mojo coming and going. Its hard when life gets busy and energy levels dip. But I do hope you enjoy the summer and have time to create. I know I'm happier when I can fit the creative time in.

Renae said...

Hives? No fun!! But your baskets -great job! The felt looks perfect on the baskets and they way you attached them (sewing thread) is a great solution! Fun!

Jacqueline said...

So sorry to hear about "hives" attacked. I hope you are feeling better. I am so happy you are feeling that inspiration spark again! I really adore your lovely creations ~ these baskets are soo lovely! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

Jacqueline said...

So sorry to hear about "hives" attacked. I hope you are feeling better. I am so happy you are feeling that inspiration spark again! I really adore your lovely creations ~ these baskets are soo lovely! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!