It has really been a while around here. I would apologize, but i've been busy- so thats the reason. Want to hear about all of the exciting things that have been happening in the last few months? Well- let's start from a few months ago. (I'm able to track my life for this account of life from my Instagram account!)
Let's back this story up just a bit!
I don't really post about my health stuff on here because its not to do about textiles and adventures- but it will explain a lot maybe? I have endometriosis, and have had it since my early teens. It is a painful jerk of a disease, but i've found a brilliant control of it. I have had 3 surgeries to remove it, but it keeps coming back. It has a hold on my uterus and right ovary (the left one is a gooder!), so i've decided to get a hysterectomy and removal of the right ovary. I didn't come into this lightly, and no- i'm not planning on having kids. (I have put thought into this, and my answer is still no on kiddos. I know if I really wanted them I could adopt- I am adopted, and so is my sister) Before the hysterectomy my specialist wanted to see if it will make a difference for me (she wanted to see if I have nerve damage) so she decided to put me on meds that kick me into menopause until the surgery (this fall)
So there it is- I am menopausal. Once I get the surgery I will be back to the other side of menopause- throwing eggs from the left ovary.
Menopause at 29! (I have since turned 30)
I get into the habit of just writing patterns, and then leaving them around the studio until I get the inspiration to publish them. I have about 30 unpublished ones right now!
The shot above is of my bud Ange in a tree taking photos. She is an inspiring lady- and she scaled a huge tree for me! (We also found a ton of owl pellets where I was laying. They're awesome!)
Lush campaign photo for a month!
And more on that: I started a Kickstarter to fundraise for my book thats coming out this October. I was raising funds so I could pay the photographer and designer outright. And it was a HUGE success!
So we've shot the photos- and its time to get the rest together.
More on that soon!
You will never regret swimming, but will always regret not swimming.
'Slow Clothing' movement and I realised that I make over 75% of my own clothing. The photo above is all clothes I have made for myself.
Since starting the menopause meds i've felt 1000 0000 00000000X better. I had stopped riding my bicycle in the winter because of the pain I was in. It was totally excruciating. But now, i'm feeling on top of the world (albeit with hot flashes!) So i've been going on bike rides and adventures a lit more!
(See below- my freinds on tall bikes!)
And then my Kickstarter ended successfully- and I sent out 55 packages!
It was a hell of a lot of work- but totally worth it.
And now- i'm off on a whirlwind adventure with the Darling One.
We had planned for the last year to go away to Iceland, and we are doing it! We bought tickets in the Autumn last year, and have been preparing for a while. We are driving across the country to Montreal, and then flying to Iceland where we will be camping for 5 weeks! Then flying back to Montreal and driving home. It will take 2.5 months in all.
I had to say farewell to my buddies before I went.
We are in Calgary for the next few days, and then off on more adventures.
I will try to post more- I promise!