Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Long and Winding Road....

Hello, its been a long time since I have been here. Whew! 
Our house and life has been turned upside down! My MIL became very ill in April and is now living with us. This has changed our lives and routines!

But I try to squeeze in sewing where I can. I think its the only thing keeping me sane!

I have had the pleasure to make a couple of baby for a great niece....

A triangle quilt made with mostly Sarah Jane's line Sommer.

And I had a very good friend who had a baby girl!!!

I will try to keep up better here. I had a dickens of a time trying to log in...a bit of a panicky minute!! Yikes!!!

Sometimes it is difficult to do all things and to do them at 100% or even 50%.... this upheaval started slowly about a year and a half ago. Then in April, it was a flood of worry, change and, to be quite honest, aggravation.  I am fortunate to have friends here at home and on the 'interwebs' who understand and have been truly very supportive. Even if it is only to listen to me complain. 
thank you, friends :) 

See you soon...
mary xx       


  1. I am so glad you are back. I was worried about you.

  2. So glad to see you back and hear you are still creating, even if it is behind the scenes. Those little bits of sanity time truly are a lifesaver, aren't they? :)

  3. Our lives really sound quite similar lately... not a lot of blogging or sleeping going on here either! Haha! I'm can definitely relate. I hope to add in more sewing time to my routine when my older kids are back in school. The baby quilts you posted here are absolutely exquisite. Bridger still uses the sweet triangle quilt you made for him 2 years ago. I wish our baby Violet could meet you and snuggle up with you like he did!

  4. It's nice to see you back here with a fuller story. I keep up with you a little through Instagram and always enjoy seeing your latest projects. Life happens and families are far more important than anything else.

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  6. Glad you are back !! I just love your labels. !

  7. I HEAR YOU!! My MIL does not live with us,(yet) but very trying time. Won't go to doctor, take medications, she doesn't trust anyone, won't listen to anyone,,,,uuugggh. And yes sewing is my sanity too!! Glad you were able to pop in here, love your work!! Always a caring, supportive, listening ear here, thank you for sharing! Knowing I'm not the only one with feelings of frustration, aggravation helps. Take care and keep stitching!

    1. Okay, I am gonna put you and your family in my prayers as well.
      Let's all remember, we are not alone. Love those oldsters
      They need us.

  8. Life gets very busy.
    I will keep you and your family, and your mother in law in my prayers
    I am also caring for my 93 year old parents. They are not ricketty yet, but oh my.
    Your quilts are adorable.♥️

  9. wonderful to see you back, can so relate to your situation x

  10. I will always be her Mary!!! I know what you are doing is very hard..I admire you for ALL that you do! you are an inspiration in SO MANY ways! That log cabin baby quilt has me swooning! I LOVE it! Sending you the BIGGEST hugs...You are always a bright spot in my days...

  11. I'm so glad to see you're back. I understand how it is to be in a state of transition. I haven't quilted in over a year and its due to moving, lack of space and waiting for my own space again. I can't wait to see more of your work again. Take it easy, and I hope to see you post again sometime :)

  12. You are not alone....keep "a little something" ready to work on.