Hi, it didn't take as long as I thought to feel better. Thank you all so much for your nice comments and some kind emails I received, it felt good to know you understood. I did sew a bit and must say that the week before I stopped blogging and the first week after I only made very stupid mistakes. We all do that from time to time, but this was clearly due to not paying attention and wanting to do things too quickly, because I "had to sew".
The workload is back to normal, I started fitness again seriously and in general feel much more at ease. I can tell you my family is very happy about that. DD told me that I didn't cook properly anymore, no experiments with new recipes, just the things we know too well all the time.... And always working.
Good, this was a pretty serious warning of being on the way being overworked, and I decided that I won't have that. Took some time off in the school holiday of my children, made a nice walk with DH and told myself work is important, but should come second, not first.
This weekend I took some serious sewing time again, starting with easy pieces. This Jalie 2566 twinset is the result.
I have a lot of fabric with black in my stash, and try to make some coordinating pieces. There is a new SWAP contest started at Stitchers Guild, and on Pattern Review there's the Endless combinations contest, but I won't enter any of these. I like the concept, but will just sew what I like and not commit myself. I already feel bad about not finishing my coat in the Great Coat Sew Along.
I'm in need of a few good pair of pants, and this will be the next one, in black. I made it before (before writing reviews or blogging), and worn the pants till last year, when I had to throw it away because it was old and worn. But it was one of my favorites. Time for a replacement.