Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm back!

It's been a long time, I know.

It seems I didn't keep my New Year's resolution. I did have a good reason, though.

My family and I were involved in a car accident in February. Someone from out of state did not understand the signs and tried to make a left hand turn where they shouldn't make one. Unfortunately, I happened to be driving through the intersection at that very moment and there was nothing I could do to avoid hitting him. The kids were fine, just bumped around a bit, a few bruises and a bloody lip. Seamus was fine---he was in his car seat and well protected. Hubby was fine as well. Unfortunately for me, I hit my head pretty hard and sustained some bad damage that resulted in major whip lash and a concussion that brought on excruciating migraines that didn't leave---for months. Needless to say, I could not handle being on the computer, the screen just brought on worse migraines that left me unable to manage anything. I couldn't watch TV, either. I couldn't do any sewing or knitting or needlework. The only thing I could do without pain is to read---believe it or not! So, that is what I did, I read book after book after book. I'd say in the last 6 months I've probably read 150 books. I saw a neurologist who specialized in migraines and he had me start taking fish oil and B6 vitamins along with doing yoga everyday---it really helped! Now, my migraines have dissipated, I only seem to get one if I am stressed or tired now. Thank goodness, between the pain from the whiplash and the migraines, I was miserable for months! But, the important thing is that I am better now!

I've been trying to catch up on things I've missed in the quilt world and craft world in general since I've been offline. While at the library, I found the Elm Creek Quilts books and I started to read those and fell in love with the story, the characters and the quilts. I joined the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler list and I am raring to start working on a sampler of my own! I've been reading a lot of blogs lately and I am inspired by so many, I can't wait to start creating again!

Monday, January 05, 2009

New Years resolutions

Happy New Year, friends!

I don't tend to make resolutions because I usually don't follow through with them BUT......

I do plan on posting here more often.

Our new year started out quietly. The boys played Guitar Hero and I painted. DH and I had moved our bedroom upstairs back in August/September. The baby was in our room as well---we had moved so I could have a bigger sewing room, the room I had previously was 9 X 9 and it wasn't even big enough for me to actually sew in. After we moved our bedroom upstairs, we had worked on fixing up our previous bedroom into my sewing room and the small room was made into Seamus's play room. I decided last weekend that Seamus needs his own room now (as do DH andI), so we decided to move BACK downstairs into our old room and move my sewing room upstairs. First, I had to paint the room----we haven't done any painting here since we bought the house and it needs it badly. The last owners had terrible taste in paint colors and I couldn't handle the thought of being creative in a room with mint green walls, LOL! I painted it a very light blue with a federal blue trim (pictures coming soon). DH painted the floor white and it now looks like a totally different room! We spent the weekend moving all my tons and tons of stuff upstairs and moving our bedroom back downstairs. We did end up throwing a mattress down on the livingroom floor and crashing there last night. It was nice, though, listening to the crackle of the wood in the woodstove. I'll be happy to sleep in my bed tonight, however!

The next room to paint will be my bedroom. I'm going to do a nice, soft yellow with crisp white trim. That'll be next weekend. After that its going to be either the kitchen or the living room next.

Sorry I have no pictures, my camera is broken and my cord is missing anyway. I'll have to borrow Jeremy's camera tomorrow after I get things cleaned up a bit here.

I hope you all had a great new year! One of my resolutions that I don't make is to get some of my UFO's quilted this year---to finally use my quilting frame and learn how to do some machine quilting. At least I have tons of room now in my sewing room, I can have a quilt on the Grace machine frame, and two quilts on my hand quilting frames. Now I just need 6 arms with extensions to quilt on all of them at once, hehehe!

Back to school tomorrow. The boys are so bummed! Jaret wished that Christmas vacation could to until June 4th and then the next day we could start summer vacation, LOL! It would be fun, although I'm pretty sure we wouldn't appreciate vacations as much as we do now!

My body is SO tired from moving heavy furnature all day. I'm ready for bed! I'll post again in a day or so with pictures, promise!

See ya soon!