Thursday, May 5, 2016

I'm back

Wow, it's been a really long time, huh? 18 months to be exact. So where have I been and why did I just fall off the face of the earth? This post is to answer those questions. First, I would like to thank all of the people who sent me emails and messages checking on me and supporting me. It really meant a lot. This past year and a half has been the hardest time of my life. My life literally fell apart.
        So, what happened? Without getting into all the details of everything I'm going to try to explain as much as I can. I went from "happily married" to a single mom, lost my 2 step-children, my husband, my house, everything in a very short time period. I lost my spark. I didn't want to do anything anymore. I quit sewing all together.

        I've since moved and have tried to start my life over. It's not easy by any means. I keep telling myself that I got this, that I can do this. It's really hard to believe it, but no one can change the way things are going except for me. Which is one of the reasons I'm writing this post. I'm going to get back to my old self, I'm going to realize my dreams, and I'm going to do it with the support of this wonderful community I use to be part of. I know I still have many friends from the sewing/quilting community and their support has meant so much to me. Which is why I know I will have their support. It may take me some time to get back on track but I will get there.

     I'm planning on getting my YouTube channel back up and running, I have tons of ideas for it. What's the saying? "Aint nothing to it but to do it"? I keep telling myself that. So, I'm going to get my head back on and get stuff done. I miss sewing, I miss sharing my projects, I miss it all. One quote that has really stuck with me this year is by Mary Fons from her lecture at Quilt Con in 2013.

"When life falls apart it makes perfect sense to take a piece of fabric, tear it apart, and sew it back together again"

      That quote is so true. I've been sewing here and there, making little things, working on one quilt (which I'm almost done with). But I'm getting there, I'm getting back to me. I just need your support and friendship. When I feel like I'm all alone (which anymore is quite often) I find myself pulling up Instagram or the list of blogs that I follow and I see so much inspiration. I know I can do this.

     I know this post wasn't very interesting and doesn't have a lot of pictures but I'm going to get on a schedule, and the next post I write will have some of the things I've made over the past few months. I'm also working on a few video ideas that are going to be fairly simple to make. So please forgive me for this post, I will make up for it. I just had to let you all know where I've been and what has happened.

    Again, I thank each and every one of you for your support, your emails, your messages. It's part of what has kept me going. I hope you all are happy to see me back, I know I'm happy to be back. Any comments are more than welcome!

I love you all!!!!!

~See you soon!!!~


Jennadesigns said...

Oh Kelie, I'm sorry. I'm glad you're making changes and trying to adjust to a new normal. I've been a single parent before, it's not easy. Be kind to yourself. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've been up to! Hugs my friend!

Lisa C said...

I have missed your posts. So sorry for your losses. One day at a time!

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

Glad you're back. So sorry you're going through all that, but glad you're working through it, sew to speak.

Nikita said...

So sorry for the difficult year you had, but glad you are back!

Josie McRazie said...

My best friend is going through this as well. I have spent many nights holding her up! Letting her know as Christopher Robin says "you are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think!" Keep your chin up and be an amazing strong woman for you!!

Heleen Groot said...

I missed your posts. Re-inventing yourself hurts like ..... Take your time. I think you are a strong, beautiful and AMAZING soul. Keep going. I am here