Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Life got crazy towards the end of the year and I’m still recovering.

I’ve done some quilting, some knitting, some cross stitching  – but not anything of significance since my last post almost a month ago.

My family had a significant turn of events and my day to day life went into a tailspin and I struggled each day.  It was too hard to do any crafting.  I feel like things are starting to balance out again and my new normal is starting to become familiar to me.  I took out my knitting and I’m almost finished with a pair of socks.  I’ve got to do the toe part, weave in the ends and block it.  (confession: I probably won’t block it.  I see myself putting them on and then throwing them in the wash afterwards.)

I started quilting again too.  I left off working on En Provence so it was easy to pick it back up and work on whatever step I was on.  Now that I’m getting back into the groove of things, I decided to get back to my blog.  I’m sorry I just stopped.  Sometimes life is too hard and I had to take a break from the blogging and the crafting.  With everything on my mind, something had to give and this was it.

Now that I’m slowly working my way back I need my to do list and the first place I looked was my blog.  What do I want to work on and where do I want to go.  I haven’t had a chance to even think about my New Years Goals and resolutions.  Have you read the book The 12 Week Year?


I started reading it a few months ago and want to implement some of the tactics detailed in the book.  Anyway, I didn’t know what to work on first.  Last week I did some mending.  I fixed my girl’s favorite sweatshirt.  And I learned how to do a blind hem stitch on Luna and fixed the hem on my girl’s school skirt.  I was so happy to mend these items as they’ve been sitting around for awhile.  It helped that I didn’t know what to do on the quilty crafty side of things.  So now that I’m done with those, and I cleaned my sewing room, I went to my blog to figure out what I need to be doing.  That’s when I decided to say Hi!  And I’m going to figure out what I want to do over the next 12 weeks.  Life is going to continue to be difficult but I’ve got a game plan for the next 12 weeks.  I am going to keep things simple and only work on a handful of things at a time.




4 responses »

  1. So glad to see you back, Melanie, even if it’s just to say hi. I was just wondering about you the other day. Sorry to hear you’re going through some tough stuff, but happy to see you writing again.

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