Thursday, December 29, 2016


i7 remains one inch shy of the needle.

That's about it.

One stinkin' inch.

And that about sums up my life, too.  Hoping to get some sewing (of any sort) done over the time off, but I am not feeling like accomplishing much more than getting out of bed lately.

So, there you have it.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Wahoo, it's been a while

Due to familial issues, personal happenstance, and work days (and what have you), I have been away from the blogs for what seems like forever.  With the approaching holidays I am finding I will be able to get back to the things I love - necessary items and activities (or what have you) in short order.

Over the last couple of years I am finding it easier to let go of the reins and relax as deadlines encroach - and I cannot adequately express the sense of relief in that strategy.  Aahhh.

My outlook on 'necessity over survival' (emotionally and mentally) has truly changed (matured?) with the passage of time, and I believe it is ultimately for the better.  Things I cannot change or control have less impact and create far less stress (there is still some chafing, but I can withstand that a whole lot better than I once did). 

Admittedly, there is still a lot of work to do to get over the final hump of guilt in not finishing every task on my lists, or in meeting all goals and expectations of others (or myself), but then I have come to realize the goals and expectations of others must ultimately be their own stress.  As long as I accomplish my part in their projects I must allow myself to step back and breathe - and try not to take on too much of their anxiety.  Everyone must do their own part to ensure their own level of comfort and success.

So, in the spirit of happiness and renewal, I invite you all to look in on the progress and work I will be able to post sometime mid-to late-month.  Until then, thanks for checking in and reading whatever it is you have found of interest, and perhaps say "howdy" some time.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments about my quilting (or new mindset), and I will try to provide answers and images that will help to set you straight or answers your questions.

Until then, have a safe and healthy holiday.