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Sunday, March 4, 2012

I am back !!!!

It has been about a year since I posted and I have missed visiting with everyone.  First I want to thank those of you who checked up on me during my absence to see how I was.  I really appreciated the care and concern you expressed to me.  Appreciated it a LOT !!   It is a large part of why I have decided to be courageous and start blogging again.

The trouble started with hardware/computer/printer/camera issues.  I could not get my photos to load for the life of me and then other difficulties developed.

Then my health deteriorated further.  I got very depressed about this .... I did not want to be depressed but I was.  The condition of chronic pain and fatigue can be brutal at times.  This past year was one of those  very dark seasons.

 Physically I am not out of the woods and the truth of the matter is that this may be as good as it is gonna get.  Doctors have stopped answering me when I ask "when is it going to get better?"  But it is something I can accept now. Accept what is and  the loss.

During this yukky, yukky year, I kept quilting ..... YEAH !!!!   Along with prayer and God's sustenance to help me .... there has been quilting .... creativity bringing light to some dark times.  Am so glad I renewed this part of my life before this particular storm hit me.  Being creative is such a blessing.  My DGD gave me a boost when she told me my stuff looks just like the stuff for sale in Anthropology.  That got her another quilt from her dear ole Grandma !!!! Smart girl!!

I did have to stop quilting for a few months when I fell and broke my foot.  I found I was just not coordinated enough to use the other foot on the foot pedal.  Couldn't drive either.   It did not help that the fracture did not show on the x-rays until I had been trying to walk on it for a month with excruciating leg pain ... so they took more x-rays from a different angles and what do you know?!! .... it was fractured. Great !!!! One more thing !!!

I was hand sewing but found I needed something even more mindless to do .... so I got out the ole yarn and crochet hooks.  Been having a ball with that while my foot was healing.... my cats love my yarn as much as they love my fabrics.  :-)

I will be visiting my old friends this week and will leave you all notes.  I have pictures but not ready to tackle loading them today.  Love to all.


  1. SEW SEW SEW glad to have you back!!! :)
    Can't wait to see what you share with us!!!

  2. Welcome back!
    We missed you, but are glad you are here with us again.
    Glad to know that things are better, and that you even quilted a bid, even when things got rough. You are a go-getter!

  3. Glad you are back! You have to just keep plugging along and wait for the good days to blog. Or the bad, LOL, which ever is easier on you.

  4. Joanne, welcome back! Indeed you have been missed! I have been wondering what had happened to you. I hope you are feeling much better now and that your quilting mojo is back! Can't wait to see what you'll be churning (right word?) out!
    Phew, those UFO's! I'm almost done with 3 of them... I'll see if I have time to take photos and do a blog post this weekend. First of all I'll have to take care of some boring house cleaning!
    Wonderful weekend to you and yours!


  5. Hi, and let me tell you how delighted I am to see you back. Did you get my email about the Granny poem? I hope so, if not, get back to me. I am holding you up in prayer and I hope that you will soon feel so much better. Glad you are working with your quilting and crochet. Most of all, it is just so good to read your words and to see you back to posting!


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