Welcome to my longest blog break ever? It’s been ten months since I’ve posted here (March 2021), but I have some good reasons.
If you follow me on Instagram (a sentence I hate writing as it sounds so indulgent, lol) you’ll know that I’m a mom now. Not quite an immaculate conception, Jordan and I became adoptive parents in May 2021.
Just before that, in April 2021, I had a random mini stroke (TIA) during a workout that scared the daylights out of us and sent me to the hospital for a two-day stay. I had trouble walking, speaking, and swallowing. Post hospital, I had facial droop and trouble coming up with words for a short time after. I’m totally recovered now and glad my husband ignored me and called 911.
I was extremely freaked out and didn’t even want to go to the hospital as we were renewing our adoption package. I was positive it would prevent anyone from letting me become a parent. Turns out I was wrong.
Since then, I’ve sewn like four things. I finished up (finally) the Single Girl Quilt that I started 10+ years ago:
I sewed a Rythym Quilt for our living room:
And I made three or four baby outfits while on parental leave.
Since going back to work, I have sewed nothing. While I know this is just temporary and at some point I’ll get back to my sewing, it’s been a major adjustment to not have my main hobby and form of creativity at my disposal.
I’m not sure when I’ll return here for more in-depth posts (or if ever?). Time is a serious commodity these days. My birthday falls on Passover this year, so my husband is taking the baby to his parents for a long weekend, so I can be left alone with all my things. I’ve never looked so forward to my birthday in my life 😄.