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Weekend: Mishka Update


As Mishka recovers from cancer, I’ve been making it a point to call her more often. She still sews everyday, from 9 in the morning to about noon, but other than that, her schedule is clear. During those times when she’s at home, mostly watching TCM – it’s the only channel she’ll allow, I update her on the going ons and happenings in my life (she was cheering me along while I was making my coat). When I get off the phone with her, I can’t help but be inspired by her enthusiasm despite her sickness. “My hair is growing back! It’s about an 1/8 inch” she says, in which I respond, “I’m sure you look just a good bald as you do with hair.” Side note – only a seamstress would use the measurement 1/8″. Amirite? One of the most deadly diseases is attacking her body, and she’s has nothing but upbeat things to say. No oh-woe-is-me kind of attitude; she’s all joie-de-vivre. We’ve all got things going on in our life – work issues, relationship quandaries and family predicaments, but we’re not in as big of a pickle as being sicken by cancer or heart disease or luekemia or ebola. I’ve been going at life with the appreciation Mishka display – that despite what I don’t have, I have a lot more. A great career, a loving family and an amazing community of sewers who are my biggest cheerleaders and keep me going when I don’t feel like going any more (I’m rooting for you too!). So, I hope you go into this weekend and the rest of your days with this same “tude.” Happy weekend, happy days, happy sewing!


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    This is really touching. Often I stop and think how we take for granted things that we shouldn’t and how we have to appreciate each moment of our lives. I strongly believe that in every bad you have to find the good that comes with it and focus on that!

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    Mishka’s been on my mind- hope her recovery is going well and she’s feeling better!

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    So glad to hear Mishka is doing better. hugs x

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    It’s nice to read about how Mishka’s doing. I’m touched by her remarkable spirit and strength. She’s on my mind.

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    Measure Twice Cut Once

    oh am so glad she is going well and being able to have a routine, highly important to keep her focused during such tough times.

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