Saturday, January 17, 2015

A New Year a New Me!

Being sick all the time really sucks!

My New Year's Resolution is to have a new mindset on how I deal with being chronically ill.  I need to beat the depression that comes with not being able to do much.

Last year I was able to alleviate some of the doldrums with Quilting, Knitting, & Crocheting as a way to remain on the planet.

This year, in addition to crafting, I am using doTerra Essential Oils in a diffuser as a natural therapy.  I am hoping it will eliminate some of the synthetic medications I am on.

So far I have been able to cut out all of the over the counter meds.  One day I hope to be off of all my prescriptions as well.  I am really enjoying the Essential Oils.  They really have been working to lift my spirits, not to mention curbing my migraines, arthritis, & stomach problems.

I highly recommend this therapeutic approach.  I have attached some great methods that have worked on my entire family.  I especially love the OnGuard toothpaste & the Deep Blue Rub.

Here is a link if you are interested in trying some oils.

Oh and here are a few of this years craft creations.

Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well I'm one of Santa's Elves cause I've been working away on Christmas Gifts.

Here is what I got done so far.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Its been a while

Wow its been a while since I wrote on my blog.  Depression really makes it hard to do anything, not to mention all my other illnesses as well.  No excuses just saying,

Here are a few things that I was able to create despite my disabilities.

(Well I didn't create the puppies)

Sadies Litter of 9 on 9/22/14 

Neck Warmers for my nephew's Soccer Teams

Hello Kitty Ruffle Skirt for my Grand Daughter

Honey Bee Table Runner for my niece

A Window to Paris Quilt for my niece

Beach Ball Paradis Quilt for my niece

Knitted Socks for my daughter
Knitted socks for my son

Knitted & Crocheted Hats for my Grand Babies

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quilting for Therapy

I right this post in honor of Robin Williams as on the day he died I was in Florida visiting family.   
Even though I love them with all my heart I struggled doing the same thing as Robin as it was a very bad day.  This is for everyone who suffers or has been killed from the terrible illness of depression.

Visiting the Family in Florida

I know social media is public and I do not have a thing to hide but apparently it bothers others that as a disabled person that I quilt for therapy.  Apparently I am not aloud to have a hobby such as quilting even though it was recommended by my therapist to find something that I was passionate about so I would want to stay on the planet.  Apparently I am not allowed to have a blogspot or website and all of you as friends even though that too was recommended by my therapist. Apparently I am not allowed to walk across the street with my Granny Cart with my daughter and go food shopping or allowed to move my sewing room across the hall with the assistance of my daughter or allowed to take a 5 to 10 minute walk with my dogs in the morning.  Even though all these things were recommended by my therapist. Why does this bother some people you ask?  Their reasoning is that if I am physically able to do these things including cooking or canning then I should be able to work a full time job. Doesn't seem to matter that my Dr's, Therapist & SSA have already approved me for disability benefits and have declared me disabled since 6/13/13.  Doesn't seem to matter that the things I do and when I do them is at the mercy of my illnesses and depression. 

Well for all of us who suffer with depression Quilt On! or do whatever you can to remain on the planet in honor of Robin. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aurifil Giveaway

Got to be in it to win it.  I love Aurifil Thread.  Like the Variegated 28wt Cotton & the Solid 50wt the best.  Love all the colors.

Monday, July 28, 2014

For a Friend

My heart aches for anyone who is fighting threw cancer treatments.  I made this especially for one of my friends who is.  I tried to incorporate her wonderful art in the quilting.  Marianne this is for you.  Hope this quilt provides you some comfort.  Stay Strong.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Deadline Before Vacation

I leave for Florida in two weeks then a pit stop at home then I'm off to DC to help my DD for my DGS's arrival so I had to complete my UFO's.  Yeah I did it but I would venture to say that I am going to start another project.  Two weeks with no sewing is just blashphemy.

Notting Hill Quilt

Helicopter Quilt