Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Just Let Me Quilt For More Than A Day Or Two

Lately I am either too tired or don't have the time to sew, but I'm grateful for
 the few days I get to sit down to my beautiful sewing machine and sew.
Blogging has been pretty pathetic around here, too.

When I first started blogging in 2008 I was working full time, caring for a mentally unstable
lady, and enjoying being a grandmother. My first blog was private and was all about my family.

With so much going on, all I wanted to do in my free time was to sew and quilt.
That's why I created a separate quilt blog that I named appropriately, "Just Let Me Quilt."
It was a blog made to keep track of what I was sewing so I wouldn't forget what I'd made.
It is still shocking to me when I see all the things I've sewn over the years.

Then along came Madame Samm who threw my world into fun chaos with blog hops.
She created this logo for me with her version of me...half asleep and answering emails.
It was totally accurate then and is now!

I miss Madame Samm and her pushing me from behind, but she's enjoying her
life away from blogging. She deserves the break after all she did for so many of us.
Samm and her sweet David are doing fine and loving life.
I wish her peace and happiness and am grateful for all I learned from her!

My mother-in-law is hanging in there and we travel back and forth from home to check on her.
She's in a private home with only two patients and a really nice caretaker. He makes sure she eats
 well and he puts up with her occasional grumbling. Her memory is terrible, but she looks great.
Because she needed more care than we could give her at home, finding a safe, clean, and caring
facility was such a blessing! We were terrified of nursing homes after looking around at a few.
 Most of them were terribly understaffed...scary!

I have been doing some sewing but nothing I can show. You know the's still SECRET.

I'm way, way, way behind on my Solstice project by Pat Sloan but I'm not ready to give up.
The Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM is still rolling along and I'm keeping up with it. Yay!

It felt good to sit down this morning and jabber away on my blog.
Thanks for "listening" in on much ado about nothing.
Now I need to go swim to get my body up and moving.

I hope your day is a good one!


KaHolly said...

Glad you found a few minutes to touch base!

Rina Mason said...

I miss Madam Samm also but am s glad she is enjoying her life. It's to short not to. I do have a question, do you know what happened with the designs of the ladies of the month. I never got to purchase them and couldn't remember the official names to search them down. Thanks.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Life is a balancing act. SOmetimes a step away from a part of it is refreshing. Just be sure to take care of yourself.

WoolenSails said...

I am finding it hard to juggle my crafting time with family and other things, hopefully a vacation will give me the jump start to getting back into quilting and creating again. The home sounds wonderful and I agree, nursing homes are scary and they do not have the time for the patients.

Debbie said...

Isn't amazing how many twists and turns life can take? I have days where I don't do anything....contemplating the universe? The big plan? There are days I sew up a storm, and there are other days I am so busy I don't get to take a stitch. I too miss Madam Samm and the blog hops, but life as we well know it is so short and unpredictable, do what you love, take time for yourself, and appreciate every moment and the beauty around us. Glad you found a great place for you MIL. That helps tremendously.

Needled Mom said...

I hear ya!!!! It gets busier and busier, but I would hate to see you stop blogging. I always love seeing what you are doing.

I miss Samm and all the fun things that she got us involved in with her hops. Glad to read she and David are doing well.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

So nice to hear from you! We all seem to be busy, and that's not a bad thing. I too really miss our Madame Samm so much...we had so much fun and the blog hops kept us all together. Miss it all! Keep posting, please...I need to post more too.

krislovesfabric said...

Good to hear that Madame Samm and David are well, and I am happy to hear your updates too my friend. Hope you get a chance to breathe in between the busy!! If you lived closer I would offer you a chicken to snuggle...

Material Girl said...

Thanks for all the updates! I was wondering what happened to Mme Samm.....glad everything is ok.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Hi Carol, your projects are always so sweet and delightful.
Amazing, time goes on and I am just scrambling to keep up.
Samm was a good good lady. I adored her in the interwebs with her blog. Those were hilarious times.
Now I know she is focusing on her hubbs and her kids and grand kids.
Keep doing what you love, Carol. It is fun creating heirlooms, haha
I love you and I love your blog. I hope you can update when you like.
I always keep my friends in my prayers

Rosemary B❤️ said...

and I understand what you mean about nursing homes.... always understaffed

Createology said...

Carol dear I have enjoyed this post from you very much. It is like a good old fashioned conversation where friends are catching up amongst our hurry-up hectic too-busy lives. I also miss Madamm Samm and am grateful to hear she and her David are well and enjoying life. It is crucial that each of us take time for ourselves...blogging or sewing or swimming or whatever makes us relax just a bit and smile. Prayers for your MIL and thankful you have found her a safe home. I adore you and your blog...<3

Soma @ said...

I am glad to hear that you found a nice, caring place for your mother-in-law. I love your quilts, they are wonderful, colourful and witty. It's always nice to find tiny little stolen moments here and there and fill it with creativity. Great for the spirit, I think :)


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I don't know why I have never followed you before. I am the OTHER Carol who followed Mdm Samm and would sometimes get her responses to you in error. I have missed her blog and hope she and her husband are doing well.