|painting by Haidee Becker|
You can see the clothes I made on my Spring Clothes page.
Thanks to all of you for you kind thoughts and wishes about Mom. They really helped me feel connected.
I haven't made a thing since Mother's Day when I finished the Kaftan and got called the following day about Mom being rushed to the hospital. I just can't focus on any one thing or make decisions about sewing. Things that once were important now seem irrelevant and vice versa. It's a whole new world out there with medicare and medicaid, elder law attorneys, rehab facilities vs nursing homes, assisted living vs skilled nursing, power of attorney vs guardianship, competency, insurance, being the only relative, plus living in different states. We've been driving back and forth to Detroit - 3 times in the last 2 weeks and we'll be going again in a few days. That's 6 hours each way. I feel crazy.
Meanwhile, this is officially the end of Year Two for Project Minima since I began it in June of 2011. I'm going to go into year 3 now. I need to revisit my goals and get back on track. But I'm just not in a place to do that at the moment. Soon though.
Let me just calculate the total for the year anyway. Year 2 total is 71 garments. Year 1 was 114 - altogether making 185 articles of clothing. No buying in Year 1, buying on e-bay and twice in a store (several times more if you count fabric!) in Year 2.