What I’m Working On….

Hello…I’m Jo and I used to sew ALL the time.  Lately, now so much.  Well really not at all.

Life has gotten in the way of all of the quilts that I had planned.  I hadn’t touched a sewing machine for TWO whole weeks until yesterday.  Previous to this, I was sure that something terrible would happen to me if I didn’t sew.  Admittedly, I used sewing for therapy to deal with the day to day.  I never imagined I’d be able to be away from it.  But I have been and I’m really okay.

Over the weekend Kayla was here and Kayla told me that Kramer had a talk with her when she took him to town to do errands.  He was worried that I hadn’t been up to the sewing machine to sew.  He was sure I needed to get there.  More than that, I need to get caught up so I feel comfortable to sew again.

Monday we came home from the hospital.  Carver was here when we got here and we had him through Thursday evening when Kalissa and Gannon came home from the hospital.

Kayla came on Thursday night and stayed through Sunday.  Buck came on Saturday and left Sunday afternoon.  We also had company on Sunday afternoon.

Through that I made supper every night and hosted company here on two occasions.  I’ve had a wonderful time.  It’s been great for Kramer.  I looked at him Sunday afternoon after our company left and said, “Honey, can you believe it’s just us?”  It’s been the first time in two weeks that we’ve been in our home by ourselves.

So what did I do….mosied around the house doing little things.  I still hadn’t unpacked my suitcase from when we got home.  I folded laundry.  I did all the little things that needed to get done.  With that, I’m hoping that I get to sew tonight.  I’ll feel so much better about sewing if I feel like my life is caught up.

Lots of people have worried about me thinking I’m not taking care of myself but I really have been.  I moved my alarm clock back last week to go off at 6:30am vs the 5:30am I was getting up at before.  I’ve been better at getting to bed too….so yes…I am doing the best I can right now to take care of myself.

So what am I going to work on tonight…. a baby quilt for Baby Hanken (Kelli’s little one)  I’ve got a start if it’s a boy…..

If it’s a girl I have fabric pulled.  See??

For now, I’m going to keep going on the boy version.

I can make one of these quilt over two weeks if I have a couple long Saturdays to work on them.  If it’s a girl, the baby is just going to get the quilt a little later.  That’s okay.

Now that Kalissa’s baby Gannon is here, I’m getting anxious for Kelli’s baby.  She had an over night of contractions thinking she might end up having the baby but no go.  She’s not due until the 21st of March so we have a little ways to wait.  Anytime now for the most part…How fun it will be to have TWO new grandbabies.

16 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….”

  1. Betty Woodlee

    It’s busy and hectic at your house right now but you will make it through it. You are a very strong person. I’m happy to know you are getting an extra hour of sleep each morning that will make a tremendous difference in your stamina. Prayers for another healthy grand baby and for Kramer’s tumor to disappear quickly.

  2. So glad to hear you are taking care of yourself! That’s really important! Glad Kramer is feeling up to having so many people around. Continuing to keep you in my prayers. Blessings on you all!

  3. Carol Lorraine Stearns

    We have two grandsons, both 9, different familes. They live far apart so dont get together much. Its nice when they do.

  4. Prayers for your family.

    So, when you are making this baby quilt, do you just make a bunch of star blocks first, throw them up on the wall, then make a bunch of flying geese and put them up, and then put them together to start making sections???

  5. I feel like you know who you are and what you need. You will do what needs doing. I have a friend who was apologizing because she hasn’t been able to attend our quilting group. She didn’t need to apologize. She’s been staying with her young grandson who’s being treated for his second cancer in a year. The mom has to work, so my friend is helping out. She is where she needs to be. I told her that in the broad scope of things, this is a tiny blip in her life. It’s like one block in the quilt that makes up her life!

  6. Funny pregnancy story – when I was expecting my first baby, a friend of mine told me that because I was the first child in the family, and (obviously) a girl, my baby would also be a girl – and then she told me “Because that’s how it is with cows…”! I didn’t know how to respond to that. Funny thing was – she was ALSO the oldest child in her family and her first 4 babies were boys! (I did have a girl, by the way!)

  7. So glad that your hubby is better and will continue to improve. But – yes – good to hear that you are taking care of yourself also. Rest is the best medicine and of course – Quilting. Prayers and Hugs.

  8. When I was pregnant , my co-workers sister was also pregnant with twins. This was before ultrasound. My co-worker found a gorgeous red velvet and lace baby dress and bought it figuring one of the babies would be a girl. Her sister had twin boys and I had a boy. You just never know.

    Glad you got some machine time.

  9. Judith Fairchild

    Oh yes, two babies are about 6 times as much fun. Especially when they start moving around on their own. Enjoy!

  10. Sewing therapy is always good. I always say it’s what keeps me sane & out of jail. Same for reading. It lets you go somewhere else when you can’t physically go somewhere else.

  11. Wow and we all think we have problems! Sew a few stitches when you can. Quilting is my therapy. I haven’t had any in 3weeks. But life will get easier.
    Gods peace

  12. Linda K. In the U.P. Of MI

    Wow and we all think we have problems! Sew a few stitches when you can. Quilting is my therapy. I haven’t had any in 3weeks. But life will get easier.
    Gods peace

  13. Sometimes, getting away from the normal can be a “new normal” for awhile too. I have 3 gift quilts in the making and haven’t touched them in days. But, like you said, that’s ok. Sometimes other things take precedence.
    Keeping you and your family in prayer.

  14. Can’t wait to see the quilt you create. I’m so enjoying seeing how you are making these baby quilts from scraps.

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