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.
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.
Thank you Wendy! 🙂
Sure hope things get better for you. Gentle Hugs from Texas.
Thank you! 🙂