I forced myself to Sew…..

As a norm, I do not have to force myself.  Lately, it seems that I do.  Not because I want to, but because I am so drained, removing my big but from the couch is more that I can actually deal with most times.

I did manager to finish my next block for the fall into a Quilt Along.  It was a really simple block, which I guess is good for me with now.  I feel pretty simple these days.  I used my batik scraps.  I have not yet decided what to do with my sunflower.  Roseanne offered to fix it and Nanette found the problem with the block instructions.  You are all wonderful.

I had someone explain to me that there are circles in life and most people can deal with something in 1 circle.  Problems occur when things are happening in more than one circle.

My professional life circle.  OMG. totally on the crazy train here.

My Personal circle – Good God.  Special-K (his nickname) has gout so bad he can not walk.  And no, we will not go to the doctor.  Daughter Haley has been sick for over a week.  On a plus side Summer swim is over.  That makes me happy.

My Family Circle – My sister seems to be improving.  She actually called me and sounded not to bad. For that I am grateful.

My ME circle – I feel crazy.  I need to do more sewing, that always helps me relax and get my head straight.

Deep breath.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting


27 thoughts on “I forced myself to Sew…..

  1. Anytime Lori I can help just let me know! I am so deeply immersed in my Yoder Lodge that it is like getting up, going to work, eat breakfast, and back to work! I will do an update post soon.

    The weather is absolutely horrible today 104 heat index up to 108.

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  2. I hope your circles work their way back to a norm that you can deal with. Life can be overwhelming at times. One step at a time. You can only do what you can. I’m sure with your strength you will pull through.

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  3. Hi Lori! I have been checking my mail each day, looking for that block from you. The offer still stands, friend. {{Hugs}} Oh, I am so glad to hear your sister is improving. What a blessing that is. And gout is nothing to kid around with. I hope a few of those circles calm down for you soon. Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. So glad you were able to sew a block, hope it made you smile, because it looks great! Sending prayers your way for strength, excellent rest and a clear head to make good decisions concerning everything whirling around you, and will continue praying for your sister’s healing and recovery. 😘

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  5. Thanks for doing the block and posting about it. Glad it fit the need – a little easy – and that it got you sewing again. I don’t know if it will work but my hubby takes tart cherry for gout (in a pill form) but there is liquid too. For those who don’t go to the doctor, it seems a help. Hope that the circles calm down soon for you.

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  6. Hello Lori; I read a tad about you on Roseannes Blog. What a wonderful thing to do. I have read a few posts and just want you to know that my Father passed away a short time ago and my whole world seems to be crashing. I understand, to a degree, what you are going through even though both worlds are completely different. Friends are a wonderful strength right now. I will be praying for you!

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  7. Sometimes simple is all we can handle. This block looks good, and I would have left the sunflower as it was. That was what made me think I’d done it wrong – the picture that was like this on the pattern. But I think it still looks like a sunflower, either way. It would never bother me one bit to have it like yours.

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