Monday, April 18, 2011

I'M BACK!



Hello friends! Contrary to popular opinion, I have NOT fallen off the face of the earth. Almost but not quite! However, my life (after completely falling apart) is so different now. First of all, after 15 years of marriage (and more years than that together), two children, one dog and a life, my husband and I have gotten a divorce. NOT A BAD THING AT ALL. It is however different and I have had an adjustment period, to say the least. In the 11 years that I have been quilting this is the very first significant break I have taken from it. I had definitely lost my MOJO. But as the phoenix rose from the ashes, I am doing better than I have in a long time. My kids are doing much better since I am happier. And I recently started quilting again! And it feels GOOD!

I started these little trees, 5 of them, before Christmas but I just couldn't get them finished, until this past weekend. They look great and I'll post more pictures when I get the other bindings finished. (Hopefully while I'm watching Dancing With the Stars tonight.)




And, of course, I have pieced the backs! Hey, I may have undergone some major life changes but I'm still me and I LOVE a pieced back!

Happy sewing, my friends!

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Good to have you back! I went through the same thing and it does take alittle while to snap back . . . it is really great to feel so much better right?! Good for you!!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Hey Sunshine! see ya soon! get your you know what up to NYC....

stitchinpenny said...

Congratulations on your attitude about your journey. I hope your path continues with only minor stumbles.

Wendy said...

So good to have you back! Sounds like you are moving forward in the positive and that is a good thing.....may the future hold many bright and wonderful things for you....

Alexis said...

So glad you are back! Wishing you all the best on your new chapter in life!

Andrea, the little collector said...

Yipeeee! Hooray! Glad to see you here again! Shelly quilting mojo is a fierce thing indeed! :)

Heather said...

I've missed you Shelly! I haven't seen you in ages and sent an email to see if you wanted to do lunch one day. I'd love to see ya! XOXO

Heather said...

But I should say, my email bounced back, so I don't how to email you!

Béa said...

Glad to see you here again and wishing you all the best for your new life. XO

Kit Lang said...

Hurray! I just clicked on you YESTERDAY to see if I missed a posting by you since I last checked - and nothing. But here you are!

Glad the hard part of the adjustment period is over and that you're on to the conquering new heights phase (or at least, seeing the heights.)

love your new quilty!

Welcome back. :)

Nifty Quilts said...

Welcome back! Glad to see you got your mojo cookin' again.

caroline said...

Yay Shelly! I've missed you! Though I haven't exactly gotten my kiester to a guild meeting lately...

Shelly said...

Having done that very thing my ownself at one point, I know EXACTLY how you feel! Welcome back -- I've missed you!!!!

Rene' said...

Welcome back Shelly!!!! You've been missed! Looking forward to seeing what you and your MOJO come up with ;-) Take care my friend!

The Scrappy Bee said...

Just as I was getting in to online quilt land you had your life changing event. Since then Victoria and have become friends and now I can get to know you too. Have fun in NYC!! Will enjoy following your block. Bonnie

Helen said...

Happy to hear you are moving on to happier places. I really admire your spirit! So hoping to meet you during your stay in NYC.