"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Not much news for this blog lately.

It is a wonder I've got any followers left!  I used to be so busy posting my work and my linen finds here up to a few years ago, then I retired from paid work, and BOOM!  Thought I would have more time to do stitching and patchwork, but have got caught up doing other things with my husband Ken, who isn't in good health, so naturally I would rather spend time with him than anything else right now.  There are other issues taking up my time at home, but I don't post about those things here, so if you want to know about my non-stitching life, you can see it here.

I have started work on one of my UFO doilies though....just a few stitches, but at least it is out of the basket and on my sewing table.  I usually get some stitching done on those small UFOs when I go to the Embroiderers Guild once a month as a volunteer hostess, and it was only when I pulled this particular doiley out of the UFO basket that it dawned on me I had completely forgotten to go to the Guild last Tuesday.  I was so shocked, I felt really bad about it, as I've never done that before - just not turned up, I mean.  If I can't go for some reason, I always ring them in advance and find a replacement for myself.  But this past week has been full of unhappy events, and the Guild completely slipped my mind.  I sent an email to apologise and explain why I didn't arrive, and I also tendered my resignation from the volunteer role, as with Ken's deteriorating health, I never know where we are going to be lately, so I can see times ahead when I won't be available for volunteer duties, craft classes, or any other commitments.   


Christine M said...

Family comes first, Gina. You'll be able to get back to your crafting later. I hope Ken feels better soon.

Cathy said...

Hello! It`s been a long time. I am sorry to read that your husband is so ill. You forget things because your mind is so busy and you are likely stressed. I`m praying for you and Ken and holding your hand across the continents. Hope you don`t mind.

I dropped out of sight. Too much happening. I`m finally getting back to normal. I didn`t want to do much of anything the last 15 months. Take care.

Linda Steele said...

So sorry to hear that Ken is not well. You've done the right thing in cutting down your commitments. Hope things get better soon. xxx

Selina B said...

sorry to hear your hubby isn't well, family always comes first or should before anything else
hope he feels better soon
as for the blog, well it's here for when you do want to just sit for a few & write
all the best xxx

Jane Galley said...

Family sometimes needs to take priority and there is no need to apologise for it

Gina E. said...

Thank you all for your kind comments, it is so comforting to know that I have such caring friends out there.