It's inevitable isn't it.
For a while now I've been feeling guilty that I don't post as often as I used to, and that the content has changed. I felt that I was letting people down, especially as I got fewer comments, although my stats showed that the number of people actually reading my blog has grown and I have gained new followers and commenters.
Over the last few months I've thought about giving up on my blog, then I realised that it isn't for you the readers, it's for me. This is my record, my diary of not only my crafty endeavours, but also those snippets of my life that I chose to share.
Well my life has changed and so has the content of my blog.
I now have a wonderful and exciting new life, in a new country.
Not many people get that opportunity. I only have to look at the news of refugee ships sinking or being turned away from dreamt of shores to realise how lucky I am.
I'm still surrounded by friends and family at least for one evening each weekend, but even that is different, no easy peasy low maintenance Sundays roasts, now I chose to challenge myself by creating different dishes, using new and exciting recipes, new to me and our friends.
Never before have I had a garden to tend and make my own. Nor did I realise how time consuming it could be.
Gone are the wonderful 3pm shift starts which allowed me to spend so many hours with my machine and fabrics, now I have the 5.15am shift starts.
So the rhythm of my life has changed and so has the rhythm of my crafting.
Over the last two years I've eased back and enjoyed the slower pace of cross stitch, especially now as I eventually settle into the rhythm of those very early starts.
I find the urge to play with pretty fabrics is still there, but not so strong.
I have enjoyed the slower pace of the block a month Christmas story project taken on with Debs and dabbling with one or two smaller quilts, pottering slowly when time and my mood allows.
My quilting frame and long awaited dream sits here beside me, looking like a spare table, a holding space for partially completed projects. I will make time to get back to it, to play and practice more, but for now it slumbers, waiting.
I believe that I have now come to terms with the huge changes I have made in my life and hope that you can too. I enjoy my blog and reading comments from you.
Phew! I'm not sure where that came from, but I guess I needed to say it.
After all that I better share something crafty!
Sleepy has changed too. I last showed progress back here on 24th May.
She has changed.
And I can report that I have made it onto page 3 of my working copy of the chart.