Hiatus Update

I just wanted to post a quick update. I’m still living in the guest room, still blocking access to my kimono. I’m also just sort of exhausted emotionally, dealing with all this flood stuff. However, my bedroom is in the process of being emptied out and renovations should start on Monday! My birthday is this coming weekend and honestly this progress is just about the best gift I could have received. Hopefully I’ll be back at full energy, with free time and unfettered access to my collection, within a few weeks!

Until then, thank you for your continued patience and support.  😀

Mini-Hiatus

Several days ago, Montreal experienced an unusually heavy rain fall. Unfortunately, when that happened, my room (which is in the basement of a big old house) flooded, leaving everything down there in several inches of standing water.

Thankfully my kimono collection does not reside in my bedroom, or this entry would be a lot harder to write. However, all my free time for the foreseeable future is going to be devoted to flood cleanup, and the room where the kimono are stored is also our guest room which is where I’m currently sleeping. With the sofa-bed unfolded it’s impossible for me to get to my collection.

What this means is that there likely won’t be new entries for a few weeks. I sincerely apologise, and promise I’ll be back in full force as soon as I can! Thank you for understanding.

Short Term Sick Leave

If you’ve read most of my recent posts, you’ll notice there’s been a recurring theme of me complaining about allergies and feeling a bit icky. Turns out I’ve got a nasty sinus infection and bronchitis! Whoops! I’ll be taking a short break but hope to be back to posting regularly soon! Thanks for understanding 🙂

A Quick Note

I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of updates in the past two weeks.

I started 2019 still dealing with post-holiday stress, and that just got compounded as the year progressed. One of our cats (Vinnie), got very ill with pancreatitis and that became my only priority. He’s hale and hearty again now, thanks to the skills and efforts of our veterinary clinic, but I was justifiably distracted for quite a while. The arms I recently purchased for my mannequin don’t work as expected, and while I know I’m going to be able to fix them with a quick trip to the hardware store, it sort of killed my motivation. An obi I was incredibly excited to coordinate seems to have gotten lost in the mail. I had to deal with the unpleasant task of banning an incredibly rude and abrasive person from the Kimono Tsuki Facebook page (and subsequently my personal account). On top of all this, the weather here in Montreal has been absolute garbage recently and the available light for taking photos is nearly zero. Despite all this, I thought today I’d do a coordination to get my mojo back, and pretty much everything that could have gone wrong did, so I stepped away.

All together, these things have added up and my motivation has taken a huge hit. But I do definitely have some art and DIY projects in the works, and the mannequin’s arm issue is going to be fixed one way or another in the next few days. so I’ll be back in full force soon!  I’d like to apologise, and sincerely thank you for sticking around. I haven’t gone anywhere, I promise! In the meantime, I do still make sure to share interesting links, videos, and photos on my facebook page, so you can always come hang out there. And as a thank you for reading til the end of this silly post, enjoy this photo I took of a beautiful doll several years ago at the Montreal JCCC.

Renovation Time!

Just a quick note today as I’ve upgraded to WordPress 5! What does this mean for you? Ideally, in a perfect world, you shouldn’t notice anything, aside from maybe some quicker loading times. However, there’s always the chance some of my older posts or plugins might not work quite right. If you happen to notice anything that looks off or outright broken, please use the contact form and let me know. I’d greatly appreciate it!