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Moving It Forward

 It’s been an exciting week. I always love this time of year; the rebirth of spring, and Sarah’s H2H. The quilts have already started to roll in. I wanted to take pictures but the weather has not cooperated. It is currently snowing and has been flitting between snow and rain all weekend. Later this week we could hit 70*. Oh spring is a fickle girl. When that warmer, dryer weather hits I’ll take pictures of some of the wonderful Quilty Hugs that have arrived. Thank you everyone for your generosity.

Spring also brings graduation and big plans for the future. I have two children graduating this spring; my Anna from high school and Josh from college. Last Thursday Anna and I attended an orientation at the college she will be attending. I can’t believe my baby is at this stage in her life. She has become quite a wonderful young lady. I’m excited and happy for her, but a little sad for myself.  It’s hard to say goodbye to this stage of my life. I know that she will still call and need me. I still do this with my mom. But it won’t be the same and I’m a little worried about being lonely now that all my children are grown. Anyone else feel this way? How are you coping?

As I ponder these changes and avoid the weather I’ve been working my way through a pile of basted quilts. What have you been moving forward while you deal with the changes and challenges of your life? Are you like me? Does quilting bring peace and healing? Link up and share your progress.

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  • Julierose says:

    Oh yes, when our two left for college the house felt so empty–and I kept setting the table for more than just the 2 of us!!
    Now my eldest grandson is a freshman and my 2nd eldest (granddaughter) is looking at colleges….time certainly has a way of flying away…
    I have never even really gotten used to my children being married with their own families,,,never mind the grands going off…
    the cycles of life keep on turning for sure…you have to hug them close while you can….hugs, Julierose

  • Nann says:

    You inspired me to try wedge blocks this week!

  • chrisknits says:

    I have 2 that are post college and in college. The post coll girl is back home but sill likely be off to grad school this fall. They never really leave for good, but it's hard when they are no longer in the home. Enjoy things while you can!

  • Bonnie says:

    Hum… I spent my time quilting more (or occasionally working more… not particularly fun.) I've always been able to entertain myself well — reading, quilting, knitting and house cleaning only if forced to do it!

  • Vic in NH says:

    Love your Arkansas Crossroads! My dear hubby wants me to expand mine to a full queen so here I go!

  • Cathy says:

    Hi! I’m a local Salt Lake City quilter who is making quilts for your charity. I joined your linkup today and have subscribed to your blog since last year. I’ll keep sewing for a few more weeks, then contact you by email to arrange delivery of the quilts. Keep up the great work!

  • Ann says:

    It's certainly a transition but remember that we raise them to be competent, self-sufficient adults. Congratulations on achieving your goal. And that they want to keep in touch. A new relationship with them awaits.

  • SherryB says:

    I feel your pain with kids growing up–right in front of my eyes. I was fortunate that both our kids went to college near enough to visit them & attend some of their activities. Now they are both out & working on their own, and currently in the same town as us so we see each other often. Quilting did help keep my mind busy. Now I need to tackle cleaning out their rooms which look exactly like they left it, but that's too hard so I'm not in a hurry…is that bad? But I'm happy with quilting & making quilts for others…if I would only finish them!

  • Ranch Wife says:

    The transition to an empty nest is challenging, but rewarding as well when you realize you've raised strong, competent children that are blazing new trails. The house was awfully quiet, but echoed when they left for a few weeks, but DH and I have built a new routine and we enjoy spending our time together. Folks always said things would slow down when the kids left home, but that has not been the case here. We're just busy with other things. I also enjoy putting together little care packages for the kids on a regular basis. And the kids still love coming home for visits and we treasure those times.

  • Unknown says:

    Lovely quilt design, i love the color.

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