Musings of a Lady

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lost my Way and now I am found...

Humbly, I ask everyone of my readers to a accept my apologies for the long silence.  November of last year was my last post and a lot has happened since then.  My distraction was my family and we have been through a roller coaster ride!  The ride was a wild one! As we all know, when life gets into an infinite loop of mishaps, traumas, trials and tribulations, you just have to go with the flow and learn to let go with out regrets.  Unfortunately, I had to let go of blogging...though the neglect buzzed like angry bees in the back of my mind.  Sigh.

Well, I finally got off the infinite loop of negativity, was able to count my blessings and shout out my gratitudes!  Things with my family are okay and settling down.  Becoming the parents of my parents has been hard, sad and yet, my own strength and resiliency is keeping my family moving on a new path and journey in time.  Thank God, for family friends and neighbors!  It is true that it takes a 'village' to support someone in a crisis and I am blessed with a fabulous 'village' of friends, family and just good folk.

My first post back and I am going to say - I finished a UFO (unfinished object)!  In the midst of chaos I found solace in needlework.  The peace and quiet of my own space, the needle and thread to cloth was where I felt happier, more focused and able to breath.  The 'object' was a chemisette that I wanted to make and wear to Bath, England, last year but didn't finish the embroidery in time.  Now, the embroidery is done as is the construction of the chemisette. It is now ready for Bath, 2016, of course I will be going again.  I will miss this year's festival, but 2016, here I come!

This was the beginning of the embroidery way back in the spring of 2014.
The finished piece this June 2015
A few details

Closer detail.

Now that it is done,  I am very happy and ready to make another...something different.  Must do some research.

At this time, I do not have any deadlines.  I have garments for various events coming up, so I can just use this free time to work on 'wish-list' projects.  My goal is to continue to create Regency era garments as close to Historically Authentic as I can, including the hand sewing.  When I return to Bath or attend any national or local Regency era events, I will be well and properly clothed.

I am also, during my summer vacation, want to revive my interest in period foods and preparations of said foods.  I hope to be blogging about that soon.

Thank you again for your patience and hanging in there with me.  I appreciate you all.



Miss Brilliantine said...

Welcome back!

Miss Brilliantine said...

Welcome back!

Rowenna said...

Beautiful piece of embroidery--such delicate work! Welcome back!

Angela said...

Thank you all. It is good to be back.

Wendy Luane Barber said...

So glad I found you. Welcome back. The embroidery is amazing.

Nessa said...

Welcome back! And now I've finally found your blog, just in time for your return. Much looking forward to your future posts and projects.
Love, Nessa

Angela Thornhill said...

Angela, so happy you've returned to us! The embroidery on the chemise is quite lovely. Blessings to you and your family!

Nessa said...

And, since I love what you make, I have nominated you for another blog award. :) x

Angela said...

Nessa, thank you so much! I appreciate all of you in keeping in touch and trusting in my return. New posts to come soon.