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Sick day. It is now 4 p.m. I had to cancel the doctor’s appointment for which I have been waiting for weeks. The good news is that after getting serious about resting my hands, they do feel better.

And, shhhhh (looking around) – I did some stitching today. Just a small wallet for myself as a test piece. I wanted something to hold my credit cards, ID, and plane tickets that is small enough to slip into my pocket or tie on a cord around my neck. I’ve been trying to wait for my sewing machine to come back, hopefully fixed, on Feb. 10 but that is 9 days away! So I used Wonder Under to fuse one of my batik fabric pieces together and then stitched a bit on it. I found a great resource for embroidery stitches: Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘N Thread. There are some fancy stitches that I’d like to try and she has posted how-to videos of individual stitches.

Because I got sick with this nasty cold, I missed the board meeting of the Friends of the Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market last night and will miss the Handmade Triad meeting tonight. I don’t mind so much because sometimes I wonder what possesses me to join groups when I enjoy my solitude so very much.

My fabulous trip to California is almost two weeks away! I’ll think about that instead.

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