Let’s Bee Social #214
Did you know that Cheryl and Paige have a beautiful new book coming out?
What have I been working on? I’ve been working on writing patterns for the Pigs in a Blanket.
And I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Since sharing my Plans for 2018 post, I’ve been put through the wringer. When discussing why a woman would stay in a domestic situation, you often hear the phrase, “Why didn’t she just leave?” This solution sounds simple enough. Yes, that’s right… You just pack a suitcase and walk out the door…. But to where?
I am so grateful that there are shelters and support groups that have been put in place in most major areas to accommodate anyone who finds themselves in the position where they feel they need to get out of their domestic situation. But I don’t want to have to do that. I want to hang onto my independence. I want to do this on my own without public assistance. I want to do this with dignity.
So I have been…. Trying to find a new home. Trying to find something within my budget. Trying to convince the people in the lending industry that I do have a “real job”. Trying to arrange for insurance and all the other changes that need to happen. Trying to be there for my mom. Trying to build a new life. Trying to hang on and keep on keeping on.
By now, I had hoped to be sharing a photo of that new home. Sharing news of the place where my kids and I would finally know what a weekend was supposed to be like. A place of peace.
I don’t share a lot of personal stuff on here. I want this to be a happy place. But when I recently posted on Instagram about how it had been a rough week and that Thursday had been particularly tough…. I was so amazed at the outpouring of love and encouragement shared by everyone who commented on that post. And I am so thankful. Your support and prayers and friendship are keeping me going. And helping me to realize that I am not alone. I can make it!
Thank you ALL for all of your good wishes!
And while you are working away at your home and in your sewing room…
Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
|My original profile picture from back in 2012|
Looking for motivation to finish a UFO? Do you ever find yourself wondering to what charity you could donate any quilts you have hanging around, waiting for a recipient? Please consider donating to your local women’s shelter. There are so many women and children who really need our support and a quilty hug.
Now… It’s your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?
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