Monday, September 20, 2010

I've been unwell for a couple of days. My body (I always listen to it) told me I needed to rest. I slept a lot the first day, took it very easy the second day and third day. The problem, on the next day, was curbing my restlessness -- which translates into doing something all the time. I shut down the computer, and arranged myself on the couch...and embroidered. I only moved to heat soup for nourishment and make a tisane. It felt very old-fashioned (except for the TV).

If I have one piece of advice to give, it's to listen to your body and give it what it needs. It's very wise, it knows things you're not aware of. It gives you discomfort and pain as a sign to pay attention -- and do something about it.

Today I feel almost 100%.


  1. AMEN girlie...glad to know you are better! ;)

  2. Bonjour..! I am loving this piece! I do hope you are feeling much better. Sometimes it is good to turn off the computer...I have limited access these days and I find myself doing other things! I don't have a TV either. You would think I would be a lot more creative!

  3. i just wanted to say i hope you get feeling better soon, and also thanks for everything you do through this blog. i've been reading for a while, but haven't ever posted. i've also had my own struggles with illness, and i couldn't agree more about listening to your body. i've made that mistake before and paid for it dearly. keep listening to your body and it will lead you towards health. thanks again.

    aubrey riggs

  4. Very wise, Colette. I am glad you listened and are feeling better.

  5. Beautiful piece.
    I need to listen to my body more often.

  6. I have had the sickies for many days. Unfortunately I had to go out of town this weekend so I couldn't really rest. I'm paying for it this week! This embroidered piece is lovely!

  7. Thanks...I truly needed that! I go and go and sometimes can't take the time to listen. Then a friend comes to visit...I took the time, finally. It's wonderful!
    Hope you're feeling better. I am...
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Anonymous4:57 a.m.

    Thank you for those very wise words Colette, adrenaline keeps us going day in day out , when we do sit down or take a holiday that's when it hits us, I know personally that's when I get sick , my body says wey hey...!!! you've finally stopped, time for repair !
    will this beautiful piece be for sale on Etsy?

  9. Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well and hope you get better soon! I am in LOVE with this piece...any plans to sell on Etsy? :)

  10. I'm glad you feel better now! That is a lovely stitching piece! Thanks for saving the tiny Babushka for me :) :)

  11. I love your work, so beautiful~ You are wise to listen to your body; I listen to mine most of the time~

  12. I hope you are feeling so much better now xoxo
    that piece of embroidery is just divine. beautiful.
    my package arrived today! thankyou. the first package i opened was the little dollie.. she made me cry as when I looked at her, she reminded me of me.. same eyes, very uncanny actually. thankyou, the tears were healing xoxo


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