I didn't get a LOT done on all the various and sundry projects that I'm currently working on... At the same time, I did work steadily on a number of them, and for all that I didn't accomplish quite as much as I wanted to, I'm still feeling pretty darn good this morning.
Last night, while Friediness was at the gym, I assembled the lining and the body of my black linen gothic fitted dress. I'm a little perturbed that it is a good deal looser than I expected, but at the same time, it still looks pretty tidy. I pinned everything and didn't let myself get sloppy, so even though it's loose, it still sits pretty nicely on my frame. Tonight I'll take enough linen with me to do the sleeves and go over to devikat
's Birthday Tea/Needle Arts and have someone help me pin the sleeve on again.
The sleeve pattern that cassbunny
helped me make fits quite well, but the seam is under the arm instead of running down the back through the line of the elbow. I cut the pattern down that line, but now staring at the pieces, I can't seem to fit them together the way I want... So I'll do this a second time with the seam in the back this time, and then I'll have a *choice* of sleeve patterns to use for later dresses.
Unfortunately, while making this newest dress, I made a horrifying discovery while taking my own measurements. My waist measurement is 2-3 inches larger that what I'd grown accustomed to over the last 10 years of dress making. This will not do. Thus, yesterday, I started making some long-needed adjustments to my eating habits. I did NOT eat the candy that was lying all over the office. I DID eat breakfast. I DID pack a lunch. I DID drink one glass of water before every meal. I did NOT gorge myself on starch at dinner time, and I did NOT have pie with ice cream at 11:00 at night. Thus far today, I've managed to have breakfast, and pack a lunch. Hopefully the good habits continue... For all that I was a bit rushed this morning, and I had a really hard time not eating pie last night (eithni
sent me home with the loveliest apple-pear pie on Saturday. I had two pieces that night and nearly went into sugar shock. It was tastiest EVAR.), I have to admit that I feel physically very good today... Much better than I usually do in the morning. I keep forgetting how bad sugar is for my body; however tasty it may be for my tongue.
Now if I can just reduce my salt intake, I should be well on my way toward feeling healthier - if not skinnier. I wonder if these dietary changes will reduce the number of dizzy spells I've been having. I've had a couple days lately that where the dizziness got so bad that I couldn't really do anything but go to bed early... I have to much to do without setbacks like that.