Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday Words - Mine!



This weeks Wednesday words are my own. I am needing a hiatus from blogging. So much is calling for my attention and I am forced to seriously prioritize to get it all done. Ern and I really need to focus on a few issues to accomplish that. His health has been challenged lately and it sort of puts me into some double duty on the home front.





My photography class has been intense and really requires a lot of homework all of which I thoroughly enjoy.  Classes will continue until the end of June. Hopefully I'll come out on the other side with improved pictures and skills. I have learned so much but mostly that I know very little. So my class is getting a lot of focus right now as well it should. It is a fun adventure.

Summer looms with all its gardening, visitors, home maintenance, etc, all of which my husband and I both enjoy. I will get some sewing in, for sure, but have to draw the line somewhere. I sew for sanity. I blog to share my passion for sewing. I will continue to sew.  Like I said, it keeps me sane. As far as blogging, I have many posts in my brain. I am hoping that will continue but at the moment it will be put on hold.


And then there's that job I work full time..........

I may blog now and then but for the time being, and I am not sure what that is, it will be sparse if at all. I hope to catch you all on the other side after our other priorities get managed. Thank you , all of you, dear readers, for following and commenting and just being the great blogger sisterhood that you are. Happy sewing and have a wonderful summer...................Bunny

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  1. I hope you have a great summer, Bunny. I totally understand about managing priorities - blogging takes time and for me, I don't want it to take over my life. I sew to relieve stress and because I enjoy it, but there are other things in life that come first. I hope your husband gets better soon.

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  2. Fully understand the need to prioritize and the blog not being a priority right now. Been there, done that...
    Have a lovely summer and hope everything will be well for both you and your husband.

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  3. Ah priorities! I'll miss your posts. Catch you on the other side I hope. Enjoy!

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  4. Have fun. A blog is a tremendous amount of work. I never know how people can keep them up, especially if the effort is not a marketing effort in support of a business. I'm subscribed to your blog through Feedly so I'll see you when get back.

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  5. I will miss you and your knowledge. Take care of DH and the garden, enjoy the photography class, continue your sewing, and your job. (I'm exhausted just typing this๐ŸŒž) AND relax and have FUN this summer!!

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  6. Totally understand. Hope health, energy, resolve quickly for you both. And have a nice summer - enjoy small pleasures and indulgences - looking forward to your return. Coco

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  7. You are doing the right thing, Bunny. I enjoy your posts, but I also realize it takes a tremendous amount of work to take pictures, verify information, and do the write-ups. Prayers for your and your family and have a good summer!

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  8. Totally understand - all the best to you and your husband. Hope you have a wonderful summer too!

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  9. I will miss your blog this summer -- you give so much and it is all so wonderful. My best wishes for all of your many endeavors and for your husband's health!

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  10. I totally understand. All the best to you and your DH and I look forward to hearing from you when you're ready. Enjoy your break.

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    1. I'll be back. I already have ideas for posts nipping at my heals.

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  11. I'll miss reading about your sewing, and all the comments on Wednesday Words. But I totally understand the time, energy & priorities situation. Thank you for letting us know posting will be sparse.

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  12. Looking forward to your return!

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  13. Oh My, I do understand, but how sad I am. :((((( Darby

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  14. Please enjoy your break. Thank you for all of your very interesting and helpful posts. Take care.

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  15. I do enjoy your blog and do hope you will post occasionally but if you need a break and to post less often, we must all respect this. Thank you for all the pleasure you have given in the past whatever you decide for the future. All good wishes to you and your husband and family. Anne

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  16. Take it easy Bunny. I will look forward to your return to blogging as I learn so much from you. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and passion. Have a great summer.

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  17. Your photography class sounds wonderful. Take care of yourself and family and please return to blogging when you find the time. I know how much time writing posts take and I enjoy following your projects.

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    1. Likewise. Thanks for your thoughts.

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  18. I sure do understand your struggle with priorities, but I'll greatly miss your posts. Yours is one of the brightest voices in blog world, and I always anticipate your blog entries. ..... So, as you take this sabbatical, please remember how deeply you are valued by your sewing peers. And thank you for all the effort you put into your blog. It's a treasure. ..... The best to you and your husband, above all else.

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  19. As someone who took a 3 month blogging break last year I say go for it! Sometimes we need to step away to enhance the experience. Enjoy your summer and see you when you get back!

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  20. Have a lovely break, and I do hope it is only a break (for as long as you need), because I really do enjoy your posts, and I look forward to reading (and seeing) more from you in the future.

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    1. I enjoy researching and photo'ing and writing them. Just have to change my focus for a while. I think I will try to take pics as I sew and then can post when I get back. Thanks for your patience.

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  21. Bunny, you inspire and make me ponder. Your site will always be a source for how to make beautiful projects a reality. Thank you so much for that. Blogging is a practice that requires discipline, devotion and time. It's difficult to sustain when everything is in balance, but I also know that one of these days when I check for a new post, there you'll be, refreshed and rarin' go go once again.

    We get so spoiled when we browse the blogs that interest us and it's easy to take their existence for granted. LaSewista is one of the best on the net. Thank you (again!). Please know how appreciated you are.

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    1. That's so sweet to say. Thank you so much.

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  23. I truly smypathize and I hope you will be able take the time off to keep your life in balance.

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  24. Enjoy the time to handle the priorities. Hope to see you on the other side.

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  25. Summer is such a busy time, I always feel overwhelmed by everything that wants doing. Your voice will be missed. Wishing you and your family all the best. Thanks for the recommendation for the Craftsy purse class, I watched it yesterday, very helpful information from the designer of the bag I'm in the middle of making.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Summer weekends book up fast with visitors, cookouts to attend, gardening and more. Thanks for understanding and good luck with your bag making!

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  26. I've already been missing you, and look forward to a time when you'll again be able to share your always-beautiful sewing projects. I hope you find some peace, however, in taking the time to handle what you must.

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  27. Take a break, you need it. The blog should be fairly low on your priority, Hubby and your life are more important. I'm still unpacking, so I am not blogging so much now. I do hope he gets over his health issues.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! I need to get things in order so that I can be eventually unpacking as well. I may hit you up for hints!

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  28. I fully understand your need for a break, Bunny! I do that often, too.
    For some unknown reason, your last few posts have been sent into my spam folder, so I've missed seeing them. ??? Who know why!! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I've lifted your Ern up in my prayers this morning & I hope things improve for him & thus, for you, too.
    Mega {{{HUGS}}}

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    1. Thanks. Rett. You are such a dear friend.

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  29. Wow, just found your blog and it's going off line! I fully understand and hope things work out. I really don't know how you bloggers do it. On a positive note, now that I have discovered you, there's plenty of back "issues" to read over and enjoy. Take care.

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  30. Bunny, you sound so busy! I hope your husband's heath improves and I hope you have a great summer. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, Robin. He has a pre cancerous condition that makes him extremely fatigued among other things and has to be monitored A LOT. But he has a great attitude and gives every day all he can. Have a great summer, Robin!

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  31. Family always comes first then work and play. I'll miss your inspiring and informative posts but totally understand why you'll be absent. Have a wonderful summer and maybe you can squeeze in a post after your photography class. Karen

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  32. I have been meaning to respond to this thoughtful and appropriate post. I know what it feels like to be low on energy from time to time and generally it is better to acknowledge that, reprioritise and adjust. Blogging is never an obligation, even though I and many other do take a great deal from you, so it can go on the back burner until you feel like another burst of energy. Many blogs fade out after a couple of years when people really run out of things to say too, which is also OK I think. A busy job, a family that need you and time to just relax are important prioritise and everyone who loves your blog will be supporting you by thinking of you and looking back on some of the fantastic range of posts you have already provided. I for one have a good look at your higher level posts fairly often. Thank you and take it easy. Love Kate

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  33. Hi Bunny - hope you are having a good, restful summer. Just want you to know that I miss your posts and am anxious for you to return to blogging. Karen

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    1. I hope to be back after Labor Day. I do miss all of you in the blogosphere community. It is wonderful to be able to share my passion with you all.

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  34. I hope you've rejuvenated over the summer. Everyone needs a rest from time to time but I've missed you terribly. Even if you never come back I continue to read your past posts because I learn so much

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  35. That is so sweet, Terri. I will be back very soon. Next week we have our last round of visitors who will stay with us. We are vacation central for my husband's family, which is fine. Four adults arriving next weekend so lots to do. The other great news is my husband had a great report from his regular doctor and oncologist so we are ready to roll! Thanks, all for hanging in there! Miss you all.

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  36. I miss you and your writing ♥. I don't believe I ever told you that you are one of the first bloggers I began following, and that reading your blog has improved my sewing tremendously.

    Hope you have had a good summer and I hope we will hear from you soon?

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    1. It's been a good break but I still have possible blogposts running through my head that I want to share. I will be back after Labor Day and really look forward to it. Thanks for your lovely comments.

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  37. Just ran across a comment of yours on the Martha Pullen forums. I'll look forward to having you back as well.

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  38. Just checked to see if there were any new blog posts and saw the welcome news that you'll be returning soon. Miss you, Bunny, and your clear eyed thoughts about the sewing world. I'm so glad to hear your husband's health is returning. Your life will be so much better without that constant worry and stressor.

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