My life has been quite the roller coaster of late.
I will say this up front, this post doesn't have much quilt stuff in it so if you are looking for that you will need to wait a day or so.
I need to talk.
Abbey relaxing by my Sparty bucket I bought.
First the fun stuff.
I went with 2 of my Wednesday night quilting friends to the
Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild meeting last night.
Let me just say that at first it was a little intimidating.
All three of us thought the same thing.
I guess it's always hard to be new, right?
I liked the women and I liked what they were doing and proposing to do
and I will definitely be going back.
I really want to get involved in this and it seems like a good group.
I am working on a project that I thought might need some embelishments.
What do you think of these?
A little bling anyone??
I hope the person I am making this for LOVES it as much as I do!!
OK now here we go.
I really do need to talk.
I know a family that just lost their 25 year old daughter to cancer.
We have known this family for the last 18 years.
The older daughter is the same age as mine, this was the middle daughter.
One year older than my other daughter.
They lost her 2 days before her 26th birthday.
I am so sad for their family's loss.
A blog friend has passed away recently too.
She was only 47, also from cancer.
This makes me think about my own mortality.
My cat, my FAVORITE cat, is in kidney failure, and he is rapidly declining.
He has become so very thin and just this morning not acting like himself.
I can barely think about it without bursting into tears.
My hubby left for a week long trip and said his goodbye to Jack and
his parting words to me this morning were,
"Don't let him suffer".
My heart is breaking.
I am trying to juggle my work, my family and
seeing/helping my dad and sister every 2 weeks (who are 2 hours away.)
I am kind of an emotional wreck right now even if I don't show that to you.
I am trying to focus on my own mental health at the moment.
So please forgive me if I am not my usual self for a little while.
Quilting is only a part of my life, not my way of life.
Lord knows I am just as insecure about my work as you are about yours!! LOL.
With all the death and dying going on around me right now,
you may not want to be too close anyway!
Thanks for understanding and please keep Jack and me (as well as my dad) in your prayers.
I am working on my productivity and hope to have the QAL quilt put into rows soon!
How are you all coming along with yours?
Tell me what you are working on, your success stories, friends, take me away!!