Well, anywho, I have been BUSY! Writing, writing, writing! Some of it has been very boring, writing for businesses that I don't really understand what they do but must pretend that I do. And then I write for the new quilting magazine Generation Q - and that is FUN! It makes me very happy. I am writing the book reviews and a special feature that I will announce on the Gen Q blog in a few days. I will post a link when it goes live so you won't miss it!
So with all this busyness, I haven't had any sewing time at all. On top of it, my back went south last week. I have "severe arthritis" in my lower spine that I was diagnosed with about 4 years ago. I usually don't talk about it much... don't share on Facebook... and only my closest friends, who live near me, even know. For the past two years it has been fine. I have been able to function and go about my life with little pain and interference.
And then I started going to the gym.
Big mistake! Lol! I must have irritated it, because last week it started feeling funny and then my legs started to feel a bit numb when I sit. I went to the doctor and my sciatic nerve is acting up - affecting both legs. I have to go to have an MRI and see more docs. I spent the entire weekend in PJ's, wandering from room to room because I couldn't get comfortable in any one position for very long. So I would sit at the computer, then I would walk around, then I would head downstairs and watch TV, then I would sit on the porch swing...
So what does this have to do with sewing and quilting??? Is there anyone even still reading? Well, if you are still there, I will tell you.
I found myself straightening my sewing table and itching to sew. I have some new fabric - I got some fabric from Connecting Threads. I was curious about their fabric quality because their price is less than $6 per yard. And, I have to tell you, it is lovely! I got some of their cotton lawn - BEAUTIFUL! I plan to make my daughter the Kyoko by Patty Young's ModKid.
With this lovely fabric...
But then I remembered that I still need to review Patty's new book. So I put that thought away because I couldn't sit long enough to write the post. So then I figured, well, maybe I can work on a quilt!
But then I thought, which one? I really should work on my hubby's quilt... the poor guy has been waiting 10 years! But I also got the rad Christmas fabric from Connecting Threads too - what am I going to make with that???
But I came to a decision. This blog has set me on track this year. I decided in January that I was going to use this blog as a way to force myself to make quilting a priority in my life. Five months later, it was not only a priority but also my career. It brings so much happiness to my life and I smile every day.
So, my next post will be my list. I will create a list of all my sewing projects that are taking up space in my sewing room. Then whenever I am wondering what to do, I will have a list to which I can refer! I also will have a list in which I can strike off the items I complete. Therefor, I will have a sense of accomplishment... and something to hold me accountable. I can also post pictures of my progress. Sounds like a win-win to me! How does that sound to you?
So Happy Birthday America and Happy 4th to you! Hope your holiday is fun! Talk to you soon!