Done for now

The only thing really left to do is stitching along the strap to flatten it and I'll leave that for another time...I wore it today but had to leave the reception early since the fragrance in the room (despite signs asking people not to wear any in the building) made my DH ill so we had to come home. After 20 years of this, I'm mostly used to it, but today it brought home to me that my husband needs to retire from working in places where he can't control the environment. It seems to me in the last couple of years his response to an exposure is getting worse....the effect on him is worse and he's beginning to become angry when he's exposed, which has not always been the case, so I think the effect it's having on his brain chemistry is getting worse too. I know that complete isolation isn't an option for him, but I do think we can work harder at finding work for him in places where he can control the environment...and that just won't be in any building open to the public, so that lets out the visual arts center.


skyewriter said...

I admire your commitment to being creative everyday. Too bad more people aren't like that--being constructive would make the world a much better place.

The bag is beautiful.

Good luck with the raven.

abeadlady said...

Too bad you DH got sick. Being sensitive to odors can be debilitating for sure.
Love the bag!


beadbabe49 said...

thanks, skyewriter...I wish more people would realize that they ARE creative, it's just that their definition of creative is too narrow!

thanks, arline!

Magpie Sue said...

I'm sorry to hear this about your DH. I know being exposed to certain things (which I can't identify precisely) causes a virtual personality change in me. And not in a good way! Good luck to you both.