Saturday, January 1, 2011

Some Quilty Pictures!!

I posted a while back that I'd actually sewn some things. I promised pictures and then I promptly disappeared again.....well, here they are! I participated in another string block exchange over the summer and here are the blocks I made (you should be able to click on the picture to make them bigger).

**Also, if you are reading this and you are owed something from me from an exchange ~ you will get it. I'm not sure exactly when, I'll be sorting through my WIPS and my committments in the coming weeks and plan to get everything sorted out. Thank you for your patience**

Finding Balance

Hello out there????

Wow, it's pretty dusty around here. I think it's time to knock down the cobwebs and spruce this place up a bit.

The last 12-18 months have been doozies. It's as if a great big wrecking ball swung through my life and left a path of distruction in its wake.

I completely let the house go, I fell (way) behind in homeschooling, I've fincked out on some quilting committments and I just plain checked out of life for a while.

Then I joined a gym and started working out. The cobwebs in my brain started to clear and I was seeing life through new eyes. I hated what I saw. I used the month of December and pretty much did nothing but clean and tidy and purge. I'm not even done yet, but I have such a feeling of relief already.

My new challenge and my goal for 2011 is going to be finding a balance. Making time for me and the things I enjoy, while still being available to care for my family. My whole life I've lived in an "all or nothing" state. Quilting? It consumes everything until....Homeschooling? That's got my full focus.....joining the gym? I'm there, everyday, for hours.....

Welcome to 2011. The year of balance. I hope to be around here a bit more often. Look for more sewing projects, more homeschool info and just basically, some more of ME :)