Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Circle of Life

It has been a loooong time since my last post on this blog. To be honest, I wasn't sure I would ever return to blogging here. When I last posted, our family was still adjusting to Ethan's diabetes. Now it's just part of life. It can take over at times, but our management skills are much better now!

I realized last year that, apart from knitting, I had put my creative life on hold and I was really feeling stifled. Granted, I also had a toddler at that point, so there wasn't a lot of spare time for creative pursuits. But I realized that it was time to start doing something to nourish my creative side again.

Cue the Return To Quilting!

I took up quilting soon after getting married, but it got pushed aside when I had my first baby. I knew that if I took it up again, I wanted to find a way to give back...to bless others. My grandmother was an avid quilter and she and one of my aunts had been actively involved with Project Linus for many years. Grandma passed away in 2009 and I knew she would be thrilled if I got involved too.

My Aunt Linda and her sister Becky got me set up with a hefty fabric stash and I haven't looked back! Ethan received a Project Linus blanket when he was diagnosed with diabetes, so I know the comfort those blankets can bring, as well as the joy that comes from making and giving one.

So that's the scoop. I'm still knitting, just not quite as much as I used to. If anyone is still out there...thanks for sticking with me!



4 comments:

Kimberly Paradiso said...

Life is like that sometimes. So glad you are back! Looking forward to seeing your crafty and quilty stuff!

Beverly said...

Nice to see you back here! xxx

Rosemary Waits said...

Blog! <3

Amanda Weber said...

Glad to see you're back! I have never gotten bit by the quilting bug, but my mom is an obsessed-quilter. I love seeing how creative you get with your quilts! Myles got a Project Linus blanket when he was in the hospital with jaundice, and even though he has homemade quilts from my mom, it still meant SO MUCH to me. We were all stressed and emotional, and the thought that someone out there was thinking of him (ok, not him, but of the kids + families at the hospital) and made it with their hands and donated it with love ... it really meant a lot to me. It's a fantastic project!