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A Status Update: Living with a Chronic Illness

I’ve been having a rough time for the past couple weeks. I guess that’s the nature of a chronic illness… there are ups and downs, but it’s never over. I don’t normally like to share too many details about my health online, but it’s definitely a part of my life. Every time I go through… Continue reading A Status Update: Living with a Chronic Illness

Craft Chat

The Verbs of Quilting

The verbs of quilting: Brainstorming, researching, gathering, choosing, measuring, cutting, chain piecing, creating a block, arranging multiple blocks, connecting blocks into rows, connecting rows into one big piece, pressing, sandwiching, basting, quilting, binding. Completing a quilt is a long process of many itty bitty steps and I’ve come to relish every step of the journey,… Continue reading The Verbs of Quilting

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Summer Break

I haven’t posted much in the craft department for the past couple months.  It hasn’t been intentional, I just haven’t had the time to be creative.  After I started working full time again in March, my leisure time for crafting took a plummet.  (Not to mention time to watch E! News every day, or time… Continue reading Summer Break

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Words of Comfort: Blast from the Past

I’ve received such an outpouring of love and support from family and friends during this time of illness, surgery, and healing. Thank you everyone who thought of me–and as the cards have piled up, I’ve wanted to express my gratitude in some way.  I know you’re not supposed to send thank-you notes for a get-well… Continue reading Words of Comfort: Blast from the Past

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Embracing Failure

Sometimes I am too afraid to attempt something new for fear I’ll mess it up.  And sometimes I mess up something I’ve done a thousand times before.  In these first few weeks of 2012, I’m trying to care less about perfection and care more about the joy of the process. Remember this scarf I started… Continue reading Embracing Failure