Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I think I am in a state of - no not mania - but hypo mania - at least experiencing the not sleeping thing and the increased energy thing! :-) And I am fully functioning too! Yes, very much so!

"Individuals in a hypo manic state have a decreased need for sleep, are extremely outgoing and competitive, and have a great deal of energy. However, unlike with full mania, those with hypo manic symptoms are often fully functioning."

My hypo mania was caused by a present from a dear friend, who is a terrific potter, and, believe it, a masterly quilter as well. She gave me a huge plastic bag full of the most colorful and explosive fabric remnants you can imagine! A real fire work! See for your self:

Actually I am a very tidy person. I got this in my genes from my father - Ordnung muss sein! But look at my workroom! Just zoom in and see the balagan!
(Balagan = a word in modern Hebrew for chaos or fiasco, for a messy, untidy state or place)

Aren't those scraps hilarious?

(Hilarious = from Greek hilaros, characterized by or causing great merriment, uproarious, happy, gay, jolly, joyous, cheerful joyful, jovial, mirthful.)

Hm, maybe they made me nevertheless a bit maniac? I am sewing fiercely using this intoxicating textiles to create something pretty, lovely and practical - and NO I don't clean up in between! I am too excited! Ha, this is going on for several days now. And nights! I get up in the middle of them, after four or five hours of sleep, because I wake up from a dream of woven pieces in all the colors of a rainbow dancing and luring me! And I tiptoe in my nightgown downstairs to my sewing room...

Only my back makes me stop after some hours, it is still hard to sit too long on this chair, bent over the sewing machine, or standing, cutting and ironing. The remnants are mostly strips and I just piece them together in a pleasing manner - I love doing this, playing with all those colors and textures. I am not taking any fabric from my own stash. I am determined to use the material from this gift exclusively for my little projects. 
Tomorrow, or the next days, I will show you some results. There is nothing particularly exciting about it, just nice enjoyable useful things...


Dawn of LaTouchables said...

OMG, Yael, this is incredible! I'm taking a break from my sewing room, and I come into your genious interior...bwah!!! Whatever you touch is gold, that's all I can say...I'm going to take some of your energy and harness it too! You have definitely infected me with your hypermania!

Jutta said...

Liebe Yael,

für solche bunten Stoffreste habe ich auch was übrig. Habe bis jetzt immer Ostereier aus Styropor damit bezogen.
Wie ich sehe, hast Du auch wieder etwas Schönes daraus gemacht. Wieder eine Tasche?

Liebe Grüße

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

I meant 'hypomania'.


Magia da Inês said...

Bela combinação de tecidos.
O que será, uma linda bolsa?
Bom dia!

Bob Bushell said...

That is wonderful, it must have taken hours and hours. You are a genius!

Red Rose. said...

It must be wonderful time for you to spend sewing in your work room with sooo may beautiful materials! You have a fabulous talent,Yael.

Zaunwinde said...

Sind das herrlich bunte Stoffe! Hübsch wie du sie verarbeitest!
♥lichst Zaunwinde

Ich würde mich freuen, Yael, wenn du ein Übersetzungstool in deinen Weblog einfügen würdest, ansonsten ist es immer etwas umständlich mit der Übersetzung! Vielen Dank schon mal!

Yael said...

Getan liebe Zaunwinde! :-)

Zaunwinde said...

Hier bin ich noch einmal liebe Yael! Das ist jetzt so einfach und wunderbar alles gleich lesen zu können...vielen vielen Dank!

Solche Stoffe findet man hier bei uns kaum noch...viele Abteilungen in den Kaufhäusern haben die Meterware abgeschafft ...für dich war es das reinste Glücksgeschenk...solch herrliche Stoffe habe ich schon ewig nicht mehr gesehen.

Ganz liebe Grüße von Zaunwinde


Great end product. I love material watching, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Hilde said...

Such a nice gift, love the cheerful colours of the fabrics :) Your work looks pretty, can't wait to see them finished.

Great photos, Yael, and I wish I too had a sewing room!!! :-)

Eva said...

I'm awfully happy to read that you are able to work for a few hours -- of course, your back cannot be in a perfect condition, but it looks as if it was getting better. Hoffentlich!

Annuk said...

WOW Yael, that is an amazing treasure trove you got!!!! I can see why you are so excited! :)) And I love your 'balagan'! ;)
Get well soon, dear Yael! And happy creating!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Yael,

You are INCREDIBLE! I wish to catch your energy and enthusiasm. It makes me very happy to know that these bits and pieces of fabrics transcended you to such a fantastic state of mind.

Neshikot, Elka.

zsazsazsu said...

totally in the flow of creation, who cares about the mess. As long as you feel good about it, no fuss. I am sure you will come up with some new wunderful creations.

TarracoStyle said...

me encanta, los colores de los tejidos y el resultado genial!!!!!!

stardust said...

Oh, Yael, I smiled to imagine you frantically keep sewing. After seeing so many fabulous fabric, it would be no wonder for a sewing freak to get hooked on creative works. You are happy to have a room to keep it balagan till you can stop yourself. Take care of your back and have happy sewing days ahead!