Saturday, February 23, 2013

I'm Still Here

Sent by Elizabeth for her Valentines swap

Several blogging friends have asked about my absence. We've had our minds elsewhere, for sure.  Our youngest son was in the hospital for 11 days and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. We knew there was something wrong for quite awhile, but he knew it was more than just depression. We are so proud of him that he came to us and let us know how he was feeling. Now he is back in his apartment with his friends from college and taking his meds and going to therapy. We are very optimistic for him!

I debated about saying anything about this here, but I want to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. I suffer from anxiety disorder, which is very common as is depression. The best way is to talk about it and not hide it away and be ashamed. I hope others out there will feel they can do the same.

I will be back soon with an announcement and a giveway. Stay tuned!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Finally Feeling Better

Wow, it has taken me two weeks to get over this cold. It really knocked me down. But I had heard from several people that it would be like this. Thanks so much for all the well wishes. It made me feel that much better.  So, glad it's over and I can finish up some projects and get started on some new ones.

  One of the things I finished  last week was this pillow. I added lots of floss quilting and an embroidered flower.  I have one more pillow to make for the kitchen sofa. I'm thinking a simple nine patch for that one.

I also picked out the yarn colors for a new afgan. I love these little hexagons and they are so easy and fast to make up. Which is good because I will need a lot of them!

I started sewing them together over the weekend and I realized how many I would need to make a good sized blanket. Lots! So a trip to Joann's is in order. It will end up being very warm and heavy. But it will get used for sure, we like to keep our house temps pretty low.

I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy during this weird winter weather. But the groundhog said spring is just around the corner and I have faith in him:)