Stitching through the Sorrow

In times of great sorrow, we turn to many things in life to deal with that sorrow.  This weekend I dealt with the loss of two friends, one very close, the other was the husband of a close friend.  I am about at my breaking point this year.  There has been so much loss.  Loss of lifestyle, loss of relationships and loss of friends.  Monday dawned with a new kind of horror.  I will not make any political commentary.  That’s not what this blog is about.  What I will say is that through this weekend, and now through this week, I plan to stitch my way through my sorrow.  This weekend I found great comfort in sewing.  I made things both for myself and for others.  All of the items are useful, but with a touch of whimsy, trying to bring some light into the darkness.  With each stitch, I found myself sewing my heart back together, one tiny stitch at a time.

We will all get through this.  Be kind to each other.  Be kind to people you don’t know.  Take a deep breath.  Sew a little.  If you don’t know how, go learn – it’s a useful skill to have.  Keeping your hands busy through all of this can help calm your mind and sooth your soul.  I don’t have any other answers, believe me I wish I did. In the mean time I will just keep sewing.

One foot in front of the other…

I see a lot of people post on social media these days about ‘adulting’.  While I abhor that word, I’m not even sure it really is a word, I completely comprehend the sentiment.  There is the list of things that I really want to be doing, and then there’s…

Starting Over

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Slow and Steady Wins the Day

It’s both an old British saying, and the name of Tula Pink’s latest fabric line.  She has mentioned that part of the name refers to working steadily towards a goal, and that steady work will get you to the finish line eventually.

If you have been reading through the blog,…

Dusting Off the Blog

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Working on my webpage

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My first WordPress Post

This is it.  My first post with WordPress.   I’m overhauling my blog and website which includes moving to a whole new hosting company, new software, a new layout, new this, and new that.  It’s overwhelming.  So much so that I’m wondering if it is worth it.  I know it…