Friday, November 19, 2010

Has it really been a year?


Okay, this is embarrassing. I spent a good part (well, actually a really bad part) of the last year slogging through the worst depression of my life. Along with most other things more complicated than breathing, this blog was abandoned. I couldn't bead. I couldn't sew. I definitely couldn't do something so audacious as posting my work out in public, acting as if anybody would be interested in it.

Well, that phase seems to be over. I started Making Stuff again a couple of months ago; today I photographed a small wall quilt and I'm going to put up a couple of the pictures. Right now. Before I start to hyperventilate. Before I talk myself out of it. After all, it's not like anybody would still be looking at this blog when it hasn't been updated for a year, right? So I'm basically talking to myself here.

7 comments:

  1. Well, I'm here reading you. I added you to my reader from somewhere recently I think, I can't place it so maybe not. Anyway,I didn't realize it was you, Margaret. I know you from the AQL list, love your beaded embroidery and your novels too. Nice to find you again.

    BTW, this seems to have been a tough year for a lot of people, me included. I can empathize with the "worst depression" part, although I have had spurts of creativity and continued blogging but not nearly at the rate normal for me. But I too am emerging, think the worst of it behind. Feels ever so good...

    Sheila in Idaho

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  2. Funny..I was going to email you the other day! I just started working on my November BJP and had to go to my favorite bead book!! EMBEADERY!!! for some beading ideas (which of course I found!). I'll be blogging about it tomorrow. SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK! And I love this piece..tell us more about it!!! And more detail shots, please!! (yes, I too am a follower so I was excited to see a post from you again!)

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  3. I did a 'bleep on my blog' today about your WONDERFUL book!!! Thanks again!!!

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  4. You are definately NOT alone! I abandoned beading and my blog for many months. I seem to be just recently coming out of a fog. I'm not sure what to call the funk I was/am battling.

    I too, subscribe to your blog in a reader and it was nice to see a post from you again and to see that you are creating once more.

    Hang in there!

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  5. Sheila, Robbie, GraceBeading, thank you so much for your comments. You're making it much easier for me to creep out from under my rock.

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  6. Glad to see you're back! The quilt is beautiful and I can't wait to see more.... :)

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  7. I am reading, you suddenly bobbed up again from my favorites. Glad you are back in the world of making again.

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