Sunday, September 13, 2009

Learning Patience

Lately I have been getting a lesson in patience. I was proceeding quite nicely with my weight loss journey (31lbs so far). Loving bootcamp and getting up early to exercise, feeling great, and then 2 weeks ago...injury. End exercise, start pain. Doc says it's greater trochanter bursitis. The pain radiates up to my hip mostly, but also down the side of my leg. With an injury like this even walking aggravates it. So I was told rest, more rest and physical therapy. This my friends, from a new pair of sneakers. Anyway, I keep telling myself, take care, be patient, if you go back to soon it will only get worse. So, I am clear to try some light cardio by the PT. Bootcamp starts up tomorrow, 6am, I'll let you know if I went or stayed home. (I should stay home, but I'm going crazy here already!!)

Part 2 of my story, Introducing Bella...I have been trying to find a vintage dress form, either Wolf or Bauman with the cage at the bottom for several years now. Again, patience. I scoured ebay daily for one. I bid on several only to lose every bid because I was at work with no internet. Then, one, came up for bid, "pick up only" in NJ no less, so fingers crossed, and smartly opening a snipe account...She came home with me today. An hour and a half drive on the parkway, a great couple who sold her to me and she's here. The lovely lady I bought it from said they bought it from a little old lady who was a seamstress. She has a couple of water stains, but her foot pedal works and she has her original top and is great shape otherwise. Yeah!!!! So I gave her my newest scarf to wear, all done up in ruffles!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your purchase and I hope you're fully recovered very soon.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Awe Becca, I hope you are able to put those sneakers on get back to normal. Congrats on your weight loss...that's an accomplishment! I hope that when you were resting, you had plenty time to knit some pretties!!!!
And...Bella is beautiful! She's going to love her new home as I'm sure you will dress her with your handmade lovelies and spoil her very much!
everything vintage

Sharon said...

Sorry to hear about your injury, Becca.

Bella is lovely. What's the idea behind the cage portion of the dress form?

BTW, your gorgeous cowl from the giveaway arrived this weekend. I love it and have blogged about it today.

Thanks again,

Becca said...

Thank you ladies :) I am not completely sure about the use for the cage on the bottom, perhaps for long dresses, and hemming them evenly. I just love the way it looks!