Thursday, November 13, 2014

Compassion!
























It has been six weeks since I logged in this space! I am a bit nervous to write again! First of all, I would like to THANK YOU for the ones who have emailed me with your cares and concerns. Thank you, I've read your emails and comments, but I wasn't ready to write you back! Then I like to apologize my absence in this space for so long and without a post to let you know that I will be gone!

After the last post, I was not doing very well! Everything kind of falling apart on my side and I knew I have to log off all the social media and be quiet for awhile. I took all these time to reflect, recharge, and to find self-compassion! If you ask me, have you found it? I'd answer you, Yes! for most of the part!

October was a long month to pass through! I spent most of the time watch movies and watch more movies! I think I've watched over 40 movies that month! There weren't any motivation for me to sew or create! It felt good to stay away from studio for the first week of October, but there was a guilt of not finishing up S' quilt as planned! The second week, I started to work on the quilt! It was a big satisfaction for me in a long long time! I finished binding the quilt on my birthday! I put the quilt away since it was too late to get the quilt ready on S' bed as she was about home in less than 5 minutes!

We had a mini celebration for the birthday; Pho for dinner then we got two cupcakes! I had red velvet and S had rainbow! There were birthday cards arrived in the mail, birthday phone calls, and birthday package arrived from my dear friend, {Kerry}. Of course that night Lucky was on the other side of Skype, celebrated the birthday! It was a good day for us!

The rest of October I pretty much repeated the tea, movie, and cookie time! I did have small accomplishments. I finished a birthday mini quilt for a dear friend, I cooked most of the days, from Japanese to Korean, then back to our usual cooking. Made carmel popcorn for the Halloween and it was so good. We shared with friends and mail out some!

Then eventually, I got tired of movie, tea, and cookie time! Slowly I found myself spend a few hours in a day and a few day a week in the studio again. I finished a few new pouches, finished retake the cover photo for the second sewing pattern {the pattern was written and finished in June}, finished a tutorial that's coming for you, and started holiday sewing. Best of all, I got a part-time job and will start very soon!

It feels like my feet are finally landed on the ground again! It feels quiet good amazing to have a positive attitude and come back here with an enthusiastic again! I, Thank You, for all the supports and encouragements for all the time that you here with our journey, good and bad!

I know one post wouldn't cover all the things that I like to share with you, but I hope this one is a good start! I will be sharing S' quilt, mini quilt for my dear friend, new pouches, new pattern, the tutorial for you and the excitement of the holiday that's coming up!

Meanwhile,  S and I are getting ready for winter coziness here! If you are in the winter wonderland part of the world. Please dress up in woolies and cozy outfits! If you are in the sunny part of the world. Please enjoy your summer season!

xxc



21 comments:

  1. Dear Chase! I've thought about you so many times. I was a bit worried too.
    I kind of know how you feel...changes can be difficult to deal with, even if they' re good ones, and you have had so many in the last months. But i' m sure everything will turn up alright. I'm so glad you have that brave spirit! I look forward to hear from you soon. Wish you and S very happy hollidays!:-)

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  2. It is nice to have you back.
    Hugs from Iceland

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  3. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Your home is lovely and your creations are beautiful. Good that you are taking care of yourself and your daughter. Stay cozy.

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  4. So happy that you are taking care of yourself Chase. I've missed your blogs but your well being is more important for yourself and S. Happy Birthday!

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  5. I'm so glad you are back, and being kind to yourself. Autumn is a funny season, and maybe deep inside our bodies want us to start hibernating... or just watching movies and drinking tea, the 21st Century equivalent? I'm glad you felt able to post again. I had been thinking of you. You've just had a big move (as I have), and I'm finding that it takes much longer to adjust than expected. I have the perfect sewing room... and it sits forlorn, unused. Maybe we also focus so much on getting our children settled that we forget about ourselves. Yay for getting a job! Well done you. I think I'll go and make myself a cup of tea... Best, JJ

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  6. Our steps in life are big to us as small they are for others, but I learned to keep in mind that for me, I had to make them important, too...so for this reason I'm working all the time, all the kinds....sometimes just for me, for my satisfaction! It's a first for me here, but I'll be back my friend, you have an interesting blog and I love it!

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  7. So glad to have you back! And glad you were able to retreat and find your feet again.

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  8. It's so lovely to see you back here. Hope things get a lot better soon :)

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  9. I am so glad to see you blogging again ... and glad you are ok.. I know I didn't contact you much but you are on my mind always, dear Chase .. Please take care , and hope everything going well :) Love you both dearly

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  10. So happy you are online again and feeling well! I didn't send an email, but have been frequently checking and worrying about you and S - glad things are looking up for you. Stay warm and cosy.

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  11. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better and will be blogging again. My only advice to you is to take it slow and don't try to do too much too soon. Life is a journey and we all need to slow down and enjoy it. Please don't push yourself too hard or be too hard on yourself. I'm looking forward to your upcoming blogs. Take care and know that a lot of people are thinking of you and hoping the best for you.

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  12. Sometimes you need time for yourself and your family and nothing is worng with that! Glad you're back and feeling good:-)

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  13. Oh Chase! I have thought of you so often...I am relieved to know you and little S are fine! I hope you feel better...the same thing happened to me last winter...all of a sudden! I hardly went online....I didn't go out with friends..i kindof hibernated....and then, it passed! I was relieved to find everyone did not forget me!!!! It is wonderful to have YOU back!! XXXOOO

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  14. I was so happy to see this new post from you! I have been watching and hoping that all was well with you. You have been missed.

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  15. Welcome back, so glad you feel you are back to your usual self. Good on you for recognising you needed time out and away from things too. Congratulations on the new job.

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  16. So happy to see you back, sweet Chase. I have been hoping you would return this month! Congratulations on your new job. Is that a pajama, robe pattern I spy? I believe I have the same pattern and it is a lot of fun to work up...especially with the fleece...very nice. Take care...I love your Blog!!!

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  17. Glad to see you back again, Chase! So happy that you were able to take some time to relax and regroup. Take care of yourself xx

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  18. I've been thinking about you and wondering why you've been silent. I hope things are better now.

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