Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bloggy vaca??

Hi, everyone (if anyone is still out there!!). So I took a little unannounced bloggy vacation. Wow so many things have happened to me since, when was my last post? July? That seems like three years ago. I took an awesome class this summer (I took the first level last summer and this was even better!!). My sweet little Ruffin had his first birthday and is a walking pro (wow!!).

Yes, that is my child and not a GQ model. Amazing photography by Brittany at Inspired Life.

I started a new school year which is going well. I haven't had much time to make many things, which is so frustrating!! I do really small projects so I can have at least a small feeling of accomplishment. I took an awesome t-shirt quilting class with Michie over at Asheville Cotton, but I haven't finished the quilt yet (but I will!!). I am helping out with a crochet club at one of my schools once a week which is really fun. It is hard to teach 4th and 5th graders how to crochet! I have even more respect for my Grannie teaching me now!! :)

The biggest change in my life over the last five months, however, is something that I am having a hard time typing right now. My mother passed away unexpectedly over Labor Day weekend. I don't know when I will be able to really talk about it here, or if I will. I know that I won't ever be able to fill that space in my life where she is supposed to be. My friends and family have been an amazing support system, as have you, my bloggy friends. I may not have posted many comments lately, but trust me, you have helped. I have been trying to continue my life as best I can, which is all any of us can do.

I hope to be back on bloggy track soon since I need to make some things for Christmas. I think we will not have as much handmade this year, just to be real, but I will do what I can!!

Thanks for hanging in there!


  1. I didn't even know you HAD a blog!! I love it!! I especially love that picture of Ruffin!!! I also totally get some of the other parts... I know how to crochet. I made a really open-styled shawl for Jane a REALLY long time ago. It was white/cream colored and, I believe, made with only single stitch. It was triangular (duh, shawl), and had fringe on the bottom. I don't remember who taught me, but i never got much past the simple stitches...

  2. Nancy!!!! So, so glad to see you blogging again. I've been thinking about you.

    Holy smokes! Ruffin looks like a little man. I seriously thought it was a model baby until I took a closer look at his face and realized it was him.

  3. Glad to see you back. So sorry about your Mom. It's hard that we're getting old enough to lose parents. My husband just lost his Dad and it's just so hard. Hang in there.

    Can't wait to see your quilt from Michie's class! She's awesome!

    Great to see cutie Ruffin!

  4. I'm still here!! Loveee the photo of Ruffin! :)