That being said, when I watched the original series, I was in the middle of a really bad RA flare -- months long, unremitting inflammation, resulting in a deformed right foot. It was a great escape to binge watch the show. Oddly enough yesterday and today the same foot has been in spasm, like a charlie horse in the forefoot. Ouchies! Am wondering if it makes senses to remove my toes on that foot to avoid more problems. Toes might be overrated -- they already are pretty useless, overlapping and clustered together without the ability to move them very much, though I suppose they help with balance and a little bit in walking. Sill, feeling like my forefoot is wrapped with tight elastic bands to the point of misery does make me think of extreme measures. Now that is an X-Files kind of thought. I feel confident that aliens would have a solution for RA and other human maladies. Bring on UFO exposure, peeps!
Getting ready to launch a big project for my 8th graders on stitching with black thread on white fabric, and am so looking forward to it. They can't wait, too! Add to it another round of 7th grade art quilts, and the afternoons every other day will be all fiber. Yay! Can feel the good vibes already. In preparation for the unit I am gathering visuals for the kids to see and finding neat artists. Here is Debbie Smyth, who creates 3D images from thread as well as embroidering. Portraits by Nike Shroeder -- there's an idea for the 8th graders. And, as all the 8th graders LOVE to draw eyes (without their accompanying features) here is a page of exquisite eye embroideries by Sam P. Gibson. Just yummy.