New Year, Fresh Start

Oh my! To say it has been a while is an understatement... Well I'm still here and hoping to blog more this year. I admit instagram is one of the main reasons, its instant gratification but at the same time not as personal as a blog and perhaps I like the smaller audience as well. No ads either, that has really irked me for some time now. Mostly it was really hard to log on to my blog, since my last post was the very last photo I took of my little Sydney before she passed. I won't get into details but it was traumatic and I am not ashamed to say that I did not handle her death well at all, I mean at all!!

But as things go all along, time does heal the hurts and in the most bittersweet way she sent us a little fluffy guardian angel who we named Maggie. A puppy is certainly a way to keep your mind of things because puppies take up ALL your time. Yeesh! She is super fun and super cute and very fluffy!

Knitting and sewing take up my free time. If you are a knitter, please join in on my instagram knit along. The sock patterns for the knit along are all mine available on Ravelry. I"ll have some great prizes. Hope to see your projects.

I finished an impromptu scrappy lap quilt top this past week. I hope to get it basted at some point this week. I also started sewing some of my hexies, it will be a pillow case if it ever gets done. I've been really loving the slowness of hand sewing. I never thought I would love english paper piecing as much I thought I would. I started doing it about 2 years ago but I really really just started to enjoy it more within the past year or so. Its like sock knitting, just relaxing. I have plans for a larger pieced quilt, which will probably take years but I guess you don't go into hand sewing for the fast pace, right?!







11 comments

  1. So happy to see a post from you as I never tire of being inspired by you!

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  2. I love blogging for the reasons you stated. So much deeper and more personal. Glad you're back at it. I love your new sock pattern. LOVE. Can't wait to knit it up. You are such an inspiration.

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  3. Glad to see you're back! Happy new year!

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  4. Happy to see you are back to the blog! Beautiful pictures / work. I love your Dresden(?) plate.

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  5. It is SO fun to see a new post. I really enjoy seeing your pictures of projects, etc. Happy New Year!!!!

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  6. your quilting work is remarkable. I am so very sorry about Sydney. The hardest part of losing a dog you love isn’t having to say goodbye; it’s the way your entire world changes without them and the emptiness that’s left in your heart when they go. I fully understand how painful and difficult it can be -- I've gone bonkers with the loss of ours too. Big hugs to you.

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