It’s Been Too Long


For months I tried something new – more time working at a jobby-job and less time with my art. I got a peek at the inner workings and management of a quilt shop. It was sometimes fun and sometimes too stressful. There were long days and I had a hard time separating my free time from thoughts on shop processes or my work to-do lists.

There was a lot of chaos and changes and during a recent trip to visit friends and family, I decided to step away from that jobby-job and get back to my art. I missed creating. I missed posting here.


Saying no to something that you’d been doing for almost 3 years is difficult. But that no, gave me the opportunity to say yes to an art show in January.

Before all that fun and stress, we bought our first home – a small condo with a tiny back yard and room for most of our stuff including a small studio. It took longer than expected to unpack and settle in but I’m back to creating.

I look forward to seeing what’s possible in the coming months.

“Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

4 thoughts on “It’s Been Too Long”

  1. So nice to see you are back! You have been sorely missed. Can’t wait to see your latest creations. And congrats on the new house!

  2. Welcome back! Sometimes it takes a diversion in another lane to realize what our intended lane really should be. Your lane is the Creative Lane, for sure! I missed your posts and your creations. Now I look forward to seeing what’s been cookin’ in your sewing room!

  3. Carrie! I have missed you so much. Your creativity is such a part of who you are so glad to see what you are going to show us. And don’t forget some pictures of your studio too. How special to have a nice place of your own. Congratulations.

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