Slow January

Just twenty days have passed since the month started but it feels to me like a month and a half at least. After the Christmas frenzy and all the doctor appointments before that (including a gastroscopy that never happened), these days it seems that I just work, sew, knit and watch TV shows. Also, if I measure time by finished garments, it also feels longer than two thirds of a month. In my to-do list I tend to aim for four garments a month, but usually finish one or two, sometimes three; and in 20 days I’ve finished four garments, I have another blouse almost finished (but ran out of interfacing), and I’ve cut a pair Margot pajamas. Yes, the calendar is lying to me and these two thirds of January are in fact more than a month.

I guess that playing the game of waiting and patience tends to slow things down. I haven’t had any doctor appointment since 2014 and I’m currently on new medicines that I need to test until the end of next month to see if they work. And in the meantime, nothing else. It’s so cold outside that we didn’t even think of going out, but I guess that when the warmer weather comes, I’ll feel the need to hurry this recovering process.

This month I’ve been watching the Christmas episode of Doctor Who, The Christmas episode of Call the Midwife, the Christmas episode of Downton Abbey, the beginning of Broadchurch series 2, Spaced, Ashes to Ashes series 2 and the occasional episodes of Castle, Modern Family and The Big Band Theory. We finished Scrubs, tried the last season and dropped it because it was not worth it.

And you, what’ve you been up to?


  1. Wow you finished a lot of garments! Great! I hope you feel better soon and I’m sure Gerry will help you feel better :)! Actually not much sewing in this moment but I hope be able to sew something more in the next months!

    1. No wonder you don’t have time for sewing with all the traveling you’re doing! I’m also amazed by how many things I made these days. Is ot the serger? Is this my new normal?

  2. I’ve been on a finishing kick myself! I think I sewed about 4 dresses over the Christmas holidays! All your finished garment pics are great. I love the frequency with which we get to see Gerry! 🙂

    1. Indeed you were very active too! For me it was not the Christmas break. I spend a week with my family and sewed nothing while there. But I came back and I’m unstoppable, mwahaha!

      You’ll see more of Gerry over here, he’s my sewing companion!

  3. I hope you find right treatment plan soon. Though I mostly just combat fatigue and migraines, I know what a comfort crafting can be. You have to set aside so many outdoors or physical pursuits because of your health, at least you can still create and accomplish things at home. I haven’t gotten as much done as I’d like this month. I had to rip back a sweater and haven’t had time to complete much, except a hat. I have a lot of knits planned for February, though.
    I don’t think I watched Broadchurch Season 2 yet. I did watch season 1 of the US version, Gracepoint. Meh. David Tennant was the only reason we watched. I love that he can play the same role with two different accents and still hold my interest.

  4. Indeed crafting is a great outlet. I really don’t know why I got so much done this month. We’ll see what happens the rest of the year. For your fatigue and migraines, have you tried a low histamine diet? It helps a lot in some cases.

    I just watched the British version of Broadchurch and I quite enjoyed it. I haven’t watched the US version, but I admire actors that are able to act using different accents. I should watch it one day just for the sake of watching it. Ah, and the same for Life in Mars.

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