It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted anything remotely personal here. Back in the day, I used this blog as a venue to process my antics as a working artist. You were with me during those years of creating, you were often there to cheer me on and celebrate my minor accomplishments. With my various blogs, you watched me evolve from a common quilt maker to an artist and before your eyes I was able to produce 46 quilts in my Elements series, several in my “Mostly White” series, and countless uncounted baby quilts, quilts for commission, and small quiltlets. Those days are behind me now as most of my time is consumed with my work as an intensive care nurse and the general work of tending house. Oh where does the time go? I can admit that I’ve been through what I like to think of as an accelerated journey of life lessons, and thankfully I feel myself emerging out the other side. Maybe it was a mid-life crises, maybe one of life’s transitions… maybe, just maybe it was the perfect storm of influences that all converged at once so as to turn my life so completely upside down that at times I failed to recognize myself. Without getting to personal I can tell you I am stronger now, my love for my partner and my family is greater than ever and that I think I’m going to be just fine.
All this I tell you because in my heart of hearts I believe this one thing; quilts, like love are meant to be shared. I’ve done a lot of sharing here on this website and today I’m happy to announce I’m ready to share even more! I’ve reopened my Etsy shop and over the next few weeks I hope to fill it day-by-day with all those treasures I’ve spent years making! Today I listed these two gems:
Elements #25 which measures 33″ x 49″
My days as quilt maker are not over, I’m simply changing directions. As a creative person, I will always be compelled to create and there will be more quilts! I hope you stay tuned over the next few days… weeks and see what exciting things I have to share. Come visit me in my Etsy shop and tell me what you think! At the very least I hope you are enjoying this holiday season like I am and basking in the warmth and cheer that this time of year brings!