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Sew what?

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I bought a new tracksuit on Tuesday to go gymming in, as the ones I have are looking more than a little ratty. I’m very pleased with it, light grey bottoms and a baby-blue top. Only problem was that the pants were too long for me, dragging on the ground. I really wanted to wear them on Wednesday but can’t sew, even a simple hem.

Well, this was a lesson in self-limiting beliefs. Also, of necessity indeed being the mother of invention. Out of desperation, I decided to give it a bash.

I ended up doing a pretty good hemming job there! I am inordinately pleased with myself about it, too. For two reasons:

Firstly, imagine my delighted surprise when I could not only feel the needle between my fingers and manipulate it as necessary, but I could thread the dainty little needle (a task requiring both good eyesight and fine motor control skills).

Secondly, even though my mom is an ace needlewoman, and her mother was really good at it too, (they made my wedding dress) somehow the sewing gene decided to bypass me completely. Both inclination and talent. (But more inclination). So I have always been chuffed at doing a simple sewing task, because it is stretching the limits of what I feel capable of, lol. I’m always surprised by it.

Back in 2003, I could not even do up the buttons on my blouse, (I bought a lot of stuff with zips that year) never mind thread a needle. It also broke my heart that I suddenly couldn’t play the piano anymore. For a long time, I had to accept that there were things I just couldn’t do anymore. It was quite bad. I remember not even being able to peel an apple or a potato. I never thought at the time that it was permanent, or I would have been very upset indeed.

It may not have been permanent, but it went on for so long that I grew used to it. And as insiduously as it had departed, that’s how subtlely the sensitivity came back. It’s always so nice to realise that I can do something again that for so (sew?) many years was out of my reach.

I still have issues regarding the feeling in my hands and feet. But nowhere near as bad as it once was. I wonder how much I have Fingolimod to thank for this? 


Written by Maggie

July 3, 2008 at 10:20 am

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  1. You NEVER seize to amaze me


    July 3, 2008 at 12:44 pm

  2. wOW. And you didn’t tell me!? This is awesome! Oh wow. I think us, who really know, maybe are more amazed than others. SJoe. Wonderful….not you being able to do needle work btw lol But being ABLE to do so.

    BTW I cannot sew if my life depended on it


    July 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm

  3. That’s great! And hurray for a good hem. I can make a quilt, but don’t ask me to hem!


    July 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm

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