Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Time Marches On!

Can it really be that long since I last posted? Funny how time streams along, sometimes so slow you think you will scream and then other times so quickly it's like shooting the rapids. So much in my life has changed since that last think you are back on track and in control and then....suddenly you aren't! It has been a long time since I have charted a design or even stitched anything to completion, have barely even picked up a needle...but things have once again taken a turn and the stitching fever is rising again. It can sometimes recede for awhile but it is a lifelong affliction that can never be cured and will always return when the conditions are right. I am making no promises this time, I will post at will, when I can, or when I want and I will not condemn myself for failing to do more. No one puts more pressure or makes more demands of me than I do myself.

Thanks to all the lovely people who have taken time to visit my blog and especially those who have emailed me through the years and those that left comments here, sometimes I responded, sometimes I didn't. Not because I didn't want to, or didn't appreciate them but simply because depression can be very crippling, paralyzing in fact, and trying to compose an answer was just beyond my capabilities at times. Things are better right now but I know that the shadows are always lurking, waiting to creep over me again. I know now that my form of depression is genetic and will always be with me, treatable but not curable, at least for now. So I will relish the bright times and hope they keep the shadows away.

A really big change in my life has been getting married again - never saw that coming! Very happy to have found a wonderful man who treats me like a princess and seems to handle all my craziness with ease. He really lifts my spirits and manages to keep me well-grounded, which can be quite a challenge sometimes. I'm sure the happier state of mind has a lot to do with the return of stitching fever and new design ideas starting to flow once again.

I have really missed all my online stitching friends - will try to catch up on some blog reading to see what everyone has been up to - I'm way out of date on what's been going on in the stitching community but hopefully it won't take too long to get back in the swing of things.

Thanks for stopping by - Happy Stitching!


Terri said...

Congratulations on your marriage!!!!

Sweet Sue said...

Warm congrats to you both on your newly found happiness, wishing you many years of bliss! Good to see you posting:)

Cole said...

I'm so excited for you! I was just on your blog a couple of days ago and wondering about you :) I'm so glad things are on the up & up. xxoo

Christine said...

Congrats and may the two of you have many years of sunny days!

Jeanniejeanniejeannie said...

HI there...what a treat to all of us to have your return!!! I've never committed (I don't think..I thought I was too busy ---ugh!!) but I've missed your cheerful voice! and cute designs....Last time I checked your was your leg.
New husband's that know how to treat their ladies....absolutely the best pill to boost us up! So you go girl! Oh, by the way it looks like you know how to pick a cutie! Ya'll make a handsome couple.

Gillie said...

Wow! What a treat to read your happy post! Have suffered from mild ish depression but have seen enough of the serious stuff to know that it does lurk in the shadows. Manyy many congratulations to you both and many happy years to come. Thank you for the chart too!

Marexstitch said...

What a joy it is to see you posting & I am so happy about your news! My stitching mojo also ebbs and flows. My life is crazy but my needlework makes me happy so it will also be a comfort to me... I just wish there were more "me" hours in each day. Wishing you much happiness!

Tips said...

Congratulations on your marriage and many lucky years together.

I'm happy to see you back here blogging and lucky.


Mary Joan said...

Oh, it is so good to see you blogging again. I've always loved your designs and can't wait to see what else you are going to create.

Congratulations on your marriage, and wish you all the best.

Mary Joan

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing stitcher my name is bryanna ( pronuunced brianna, breanna, briana or breana) I am 10 and i just started to cross stitch and for Christmas I have decided to make cross stitches for my friends for Christmas and some of your patterns are perfect
Your awesome
Best wishes and luck,

Monique said...

I'm glad to hear that you are doing oke.
I'm also happy that you have got married and have a nice husband that helps you.
I hooe to see you back real soon.

greetings Monique

Rhea said...

I am so thrilled for you. I have missed you very much my friend! Blessings to you and the wonderful man who is blessed to have YOU in his life!


mags said...

Congratulations and what a lovely photo! So pleased things are better for you and to see you blogging again - I love your designs.

Pikaboo said...

Congrats!! And welcome back to the stitching world!

secondhandrose said...

Greetings from Australia.
Welcome back to blogland. I am so happy to see you posting again as your blog is one of my favourite stitching ones.
Congratulations on your marriage. Your photo is lovely. Best wishes to you and your DH

betty H said...

Congradulations on your marriage, and I am glad to see you are doing better, I know what you are going through, my family has the same problem and sometimes it hard to even say hello. Many blessings coming your way, I have enjoyed your blog since I found it a while back now. Wanting to stitch the scissors case, just not enough time to do all the things I want to do.


Carolyn NC said...

I, too, took a hiatus for over a year, and not much going on in between for the year or too before that. Sometimes life just takes precedence. So glad to see you back. Congrats on your marriage!