Slow going

Things have been slow here.  When real life gets a little crazy the blog is the first to get put on the back burner.  I was really sick with a pregnancy…and then really sick with the loss of that pregnancy…so about the last thing on earth I’ve wanted to do was sit and write a silly blog post about fabric/sewing/quilting!  Luckily I’m feeling a bit back to normal and anxious to start on some fun projects I’ve had on hold and start sharing in this space more. 🙂
 I’ve been staring at this bundle of Carolyn Friedlander‘s latest collection Doe for Robert Kaufman.  That black and white triangle print has my heart.  I hate unwrapping these pretty bundles!

 A few more Metro Living bundles from Robert Kaufman.  I’ve already opened that top one…the colors make an awesome boy quilt. 

 Bloomerie Fabrics is hosting a QAL making Wallflowers (more info here, and it’s on sale in my shop here).  I’ve had another Wallflowers on my list of to-makes for over a year now…so this was just the push I needed.  This time I’m making it without sashing I think?  We’ll see.  🙂
  

136 Responses to Slow going

  1. Aimee October 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    I'm very sorry for your loss. Your work is an inspiration to me and I look forward to see what you'll create next!

  2. K Frer October 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how that feels, and how trivial crafting and blogging can feel. I'm glad you're feeling better and ready to be creative again.

  3. Julierose October 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

    Heartfelt sorrow for your loss–hopefully getting back to quilting will refresh you…hugs, Julierose

  4. SuzyMcQ October 17, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    My most sincere condolences to you on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please be good to yourself.

  5. Afton Warrick October 17, 2014 at 12:11 am #

    I'm so sorry. I am glad to hear you are able to find joy in crafting again. Prayers for continued healing from your sorrow. As for Wallflowers, eliminating sashing sounds like living on the edge to me, but I have faith in you. I look forward to seeing the result.

  6. Kelly O. October 17, 2014 at 12:13 am #

    what a hard experience to endure. glad you are getting back to yourself again. I will pray for you.

  7. Rebecca Grace October 17, 2014 at 12:18 am #

    So sorry for your loss, Allison. I can only imagine what you must have been through. Glad to hear that you're healing and ready to play with fabric again. Consider yourself iHugged!

  8. LIttle Penguin Quilts October 17, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your quilting community is thinking of you. Thank you for all of the inspiration!

  9. Dawn October 17, 2014 at 12:24 am #

    I am very sorry for your loss. Happy though that you are getting back into the things that give you pleasure.
    Thanks for sharing pics of all those awesome fabrics. You made me want to go fabric shopping. lol….. As if I need to blame THAT on anyone else.

  10. SewPsyched! October 17, 2014 at 12:31 am #

    i am so very sorry for your loss. That is so hard. XX!!!! Hang in there, we're all out here for you!
    Carolyn Friedlander's work just makes my day. I would stare and pet that bundle a looonnngg time! 😉

  11. Amy October 17, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    So very sorry for your loss…so hard…thoughts with you and wishing you and family the very best.

  12. ALEXANDRA BOOTHBY October 17, 2014 at 12:41 am #

    Thanks for sharing your heart.
    I have been inspired to share my journey with Huntingtons Disease.
    http://Www.livingwithpassion90.blogspot.com

  13. pwofford October 17, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    I'm sorry about your loss. I went through a similar situation several years ago. Keep seeing … That always helps me put my sorrows and worries behind me

  14. pingraham October 17, 2014 at 12:53 am #

    How brave of you to share your loss with all of us, Allison. I went through 2 miscarriages myself, so my heart aches for you. Babies are such a blessing, and losing one makes it seem as though life is not quite right for a time. You are in my prayers. Know that your quilting is an inspiration to all who read your blog. AND, know that life is truly good. I have three wonderful grown-up children and will become a first time Grandmother in April! Blessings to you and your family.

  15. Melissa October 17, 2014 at 12:58 am #

    Oh, that is such a hard thing to experience. Sorry for you, and your family. Hugs!

  16. EmileeHope October 17, 2014 at 1:01 am #

    So sorry for your loss, I know it won't help-but had to say it…my heart goes out to you.

  17. Tamie October 17, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    I am so sorry for your loss. Glad you are starting to feel better.

  18. Joan October 17, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you.

  19. Jocelyn October 17, 2014 at 1:09 am #

    Oh Allison I'm so sorry to hear this. I can't imagine how hard it is to go through a loss like that. I will be praying for you.

  20. RaeLyn October 17, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    So Sorry Allison. Miscarriages stink. I think you are amazing. After each of my 3 miscarriages, I just wanted to crawl in a hole and hide. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  21. Kendra Watson October 17, 2014 at 1:20 am #

    I'm very sorry to hear such sad news, I will be thinking of you and your family. I am glad that you are able to share and hopefully to take comfort from your online community

  22. celkalee October 17, 2014 at 1:26 am #

    Such a difficult time for you. It is so hard to resume a 'normal' life after such a painful and life changing event. After my son passed away ( he was 33) I decided to keep my blog going because he really would have expected me to do that. I slogged along for some time and then it became a natural part of my day again. Quilting again, returning to my routines and many supporting friends helped me along. It will soon be three years and that part of my life remains difficult but sewing has made it manageable. I hope it does the same for you. Nothing will ever replace the lost one, but finding your way back will be a way to honor that child. God Bless.

  23. stitchinpenny October 17, 2014 at 1:38 am #

    I am sorry for your loss. Please remember you are important and taking time to grieve is an essential part of moving forward. You are so brave to share the pain you are feeling, but know many people are out in the land of blogs that hold you in their thoughts and prayers.

  24. Katie @SwimBikeQuilt October 17, 2014 at 1:45 am #

    I was thinking about you the other day, wondering if everything was okay. Sick pregnancies are the worst, followed only In the bad category by sick pregnancies followed by loss. I've been through both, and hope you feel love and a bit of peace from those near and far.

  25. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ October 17, 2014 at 2:08 am #

    So sorry, Allison, hopefully things are getting better!

  26. Carla October 17, 2014 at 2:14 am #

    That's so sad. I do know what that's like ; (
    Take your time. Rest and build up your strength.
    Hugs,

  27. StitchinByTheLake October 17, 2014 at 2:20 am #

    My heart hurts for you….I know that such a loss is not always understood and is impossible to explain but the grief process is universal. I pray that God will surround you with His peace. blessings, marlene

  28. Gerri October 17, 2014 at 2:28 am #

    Allison, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It's good to hear you are feeling better. Hang in there! 🙂

  29. nettie October 17, 2014 at 2:29 am #

    Hugs and prayers your way. So sorry to hear that.

  30. Sheila October 17, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. You will be in my thoughts.

  31. Gretchen October 17, 2014 at 2:37 am #

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss..your very real loss. I had a miscarriage at 16 weeks almost 1 year ago. It's so hard and filled with unanswered questions. Gather those you love around you.

  32. Jen October 17, 2014 at 3:16 am #

    So sorry for your loss. Sending love from afar.

    I am so grateful I have quilting when I am going through something. It is my best therapy.

  33. Nikki K October 17, 2014 at 3:41 am #

    I am very sorry for your loss. Such a difficult time for you and your family.

  34. Melody A. October 17, 2014 at 3:50 am #

    Dear Allison, I am so sorry to hear of the sad loss you've endured. May you be well and have healing in your heart. Grief is so hard for all that love. I hope comfort will come to you from your creativity.

  35. Collette October 17, 2014 at 3:56 am #

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please try and be gentle with yourself.

  36. Margaret Doro October 17, 2014 at 4:02 am #

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss…take care and spend lots of time with your loved ones.

  37. Charity October 17, 2014 at 4:08 am #

    I'm so sorry for your loss. ♥ and prayers.

  38. Debbie October 17, 2014 at 4:14 am #

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss also…bless you & yours.

  39. Linda October 17, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    Glad you're feeling better after all that happened. I can see why you love that black and white triangle print.

    Looking forward to seeing some progress pics and then the finished products!

    xo Linda

  40. SoozeM October 17, 2014 at 4:23 am #

    So sorry to hear your sad news, it's such an awful thing to lose a baby, and unfortunately being something that is not often spoken of we don't realise just how many women it happens to.

  41. Vanessa Goertzen October 17, 2014 at 4:24 am #

    Oh Allison, I'm so so sorry to hear about your baby. Big hugs to you and your family. XOXO

    Vanessa

  42. Kukum Quilts October 17, 2014 at 4:41 am #

    I'm so sorry Allison to hear that you were sick and that you lost the baby. I was just thinking about your family as I was getting caught up on your blog the other day and was wondering how you were doing. Thinking positive thoughts for you
    SJ

  43. Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert October 17, 2014 at 4:43 am #

    Oh Allison, I am very sorry for your loss…Hope you feel much better soon. Much love to you…

  44. Kellie October 17, 2014 at 4:51 am #

    Oh Allison… I'm so sorry to read this post. You are in my thoughts. xox

  45. u keep sewing October 17, 2014 at 4:52 am #

    So very sorry for your loss. Take good care.
    Been missing your blog.

  46. CandyR October 17, 2014 at 4:54 am #

    So sorry for your loss Allison. You and your family are in my prayers.

  47. Di~ October 17, 2014 at 5:17 am #

    Awww, Allison, I'm sorry. That is so very difficult! Take Care!

  48. Kim B. October 17, 2014 at 5:19 am #

    I'm so sorry for your loss Allison. Thoughts and prayers to you and your husband as you work on healing. Thinking of you.

  49. Erica October 17, 2014 at 5:26 am #

    I'm so sorry. I went through this in July and it is just awful. I do think that it is helpful to let other people know what you are going through, especially since so many other people have this experience. My kids had a difficult a really difficult time with the news since I was already 12 weeks along when I miscarried and we had told them. I hope you get lots of time to rest and heal!

  50. Happy Room Diana October 17, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    Allison I am so sorry you have had to go through this awful time, but time and prayer will help heal the pain.

  51. Estefania Cheza October 17, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    HI love, I'm really sorry for your loss and I send you a big kiss from Spain. Take care of you!

  52. Sue October 17, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    I was sorry to hear about your recent hard times. I've definitely missed your blog and have been checking every now and then to make sure my feed wasn't broken. Glad to see your back. Love and hugs.

  53. caramelandwhite October 17, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    This blog is one of the most inspiring I read. I'm so sorry for Your loss and i'm also glad You feel a little bit better.I'm looking forward for Your new, inspiring, work effects.Take care!-big greetings from Poland:)

  54. shez October 17, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Hi Alison- I am so sorry,sending you big hugs.xx

  55. Julie Beard October 17, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    I'm just going to say this: I am sad for your lost!

    Many we love has passed away too soon without reason……
    We remember them often in a thousand different ways….
    In the morning, in the night…
    When we look at the stars, a date, a song, a place, a smell…..
    In memory of all those who have left us too soon!

    Praying for you to find your footing soon! God bless.

  56. gigi October 17, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Such sad news Allison– so sorry. I don't really know you, but I kinda feel like I do because you are one of my favorite bloggers and I adore your patterns. Hang in there and thanks for all the inspiration all the time.
    gigi

  57. Shaunna B October 17, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    I'm sorry for your loss Allison. May God bless you and your family during this time.

  58. Karen Caves October 17, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    So sorry for your loss. There are no words…..I've been there and understand your pain. I pray that tomorrow is easier than today and you have a sweet feiend that can love on you.

  59. Linda Shields October 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    My condolences, Allison. I have been there. You will feel better soon, especially keeping in mind that you will be reunited one day. Watch Heaven Is For Real–better yet, read the book. I will keep you in my prayers, sweet quilting friend.

  60. Lex October 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    I'm so sorry for your loss, take care of yourself

  61. Joy October 17, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

  62. Ellen October 17, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    Oh Alison, I'm so sorry about your loss. I'm thinking about you and your family, and hope my thoughts and those of all your friends and fans help you through this hard time.

  63. Chris {frecklemama} October 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Oh no. I'm so sorry for what you've been going through! My thoughts are with you.

    That fabric is so lovely. I especially love you pointing out bundles that would make good boy quilts. So hard to find sometimes!

    Hugs,
    Chris

  64. Karen October 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    What sad news. I am holding you in my prayers. Thanks for the heads up on the Wallflowers Quilt Along.

  65. Sleepy Cat Hollow October 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Allison, there really are no words to say, I've been through that twice and all that really worked, for me, were hugs and having strong, quiet friends and family.

  66. Flo @ Butterfly Quilting October 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    So sorry to hear about this difficult patch of life. Hope you are recovering, both mentally and physically.
    Love your quilts, glad to see you are back to some creative activity.

  67. Flo @ Butterfly Quilting October 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    So sorry to hear about this difficult patch of life. Hope you are recovering, both mentally and physically.
    Love your quilts, glad to see you are back to some creative activity.

  68. Carie October 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Oh I am so sorry for your loss, be gentle with yourself and enjoy all that gorgeous new fabric.

  69. LindseyAnne October 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    I'm so sorry. Do look after yourself and be kind to yourself. It's a huge loss. I hope those lovely fabrics and a little creativity brings you some small comfort. Hugs xx

  70. Joy Manoleros October 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Sending prayers your way. I've been there, and it sucks.
    Glad to see you're feeling better. 🙂

  71. the girlfriend gap October 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Just a note of sympathy to you and your family…. I understand. I have been on this side of grief. I know it is not something everyone does after a miscarriage but we gave the baby that we lost a name. We didn't know is the baby was a boy or a girl but in a house full of girls everyone wanted another girl so we gave her a girls name. Someday we will see her again. Love runs deep- I think about her often even though we said good bye 17 years ago. I'm looking forward to that day of reunion in heaven. I don't know how far along in the pregnancy you were but love begins at the beginning. I know it is hard. One reader recommended reading Heaven is for Real…. I second that. Take care. Janita

  72. Liz October 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  73. Buffy Skolnick October 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    Thank you sharing what you are going through. I've been there and I know how deeply hard it can be…I am so sorry for what you and your family have been facing. Big hugs.

  74. Ellomee October 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Take as much time as you need away from the blog. Many hugs to you….

  75. BECKY October 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    My heart hurts for your loss. We have lost one too and it IS hard. I was silk at to you… Had no desire for anything and then found healing in creating. Prayers for continued healing and for a 'rainbow baby' for you.

  76. BECKY October 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

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  77. Angela Atkins October 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    I'm so sorry Allison. Thank you for being willing to open up and share—you gotten some amazing comments in response. Let soak in. We are praying, and glad you are feeling a little better.

  78. Lana October 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    I think Angela said it best…take your time, soak up the love here and know we will be here when you are ready. Hugs sweet girl…praying for your little family.

  79. Mirta Reyes October 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    So very sorry for your Loss. God Bless you and give you healing and strength to go on from this terrible loss.

  80. Shelia October 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I have a grandchild waiting for me in Heaven. Think of your self and your family first. My DD had Ethan two yrs to the day, her first baby went to Heaven. Blessings for you and your family.
    Shelia

  81. Susan Sorensen October 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope creating will give you some peace.

  82. Susan Sorensen October 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope creating will give you some peace.

  83. Colleen Potter October 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    I am sorry for your loss. I have missed you and hope that your wonderful creative talents will help you through this period of grieving.

  84. Denise Russell October 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    I am glad you are back! My heart goes out to you (I've been there…). I hope the beautiful colors all around your studio will soothe your heart!

  85. Mirna October 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Thank you for sharing. You've been missed these last weeks. This adversity will be for a small moment, may you and your loved ones be comforted with peace and love from Him who knows best what you are going through.

  86. Sandra Cooper October 17, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family, this is a hard event to get through.

  87. evamarie October 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    I,m so sorry for your loss. And i think you are very brave to write it down here. I hope you will recover soon.

  88. Carol October 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Sorry for you loss, but can't wait to see what you make from those beautiful fabrics.

  89. hilaryford October 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family. May each day become more comfortable.

  90. AnneMarie October 17, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your lovely family from Ohio. Hugs, AM

  91. Charlotta October 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    So very sorry for your loss. Nothing will bring the pregnancy or the baby back, of course, so all you can do is grieve and move on. I have found in my life that quilting is very soothing and helps keep me centered. When, on one or two occasions, I've gone through a really difficult time, it has helped me to take time to just quilt for a day or two. "Bury" myself in a project and some fabric I really liked and just be as creative and/or productive as I felt like. The process of being with the fabric without any specific expectations or goals, just for therapeutic purposes, was incredibly healing.
    That was me, you should do whatever you find soothing and healing for you. And insist that those around you understand that you have suffered a significant loss.

  92. Darlene Barnes Rosner October 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. I have experienced this loss, and it does leave a big hole in your heart. Your family is lovely and you are very blessed; I will continue to be one of your biggest Canadian fans!

  93. Jeanie October 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    I'm thinking about you and praying for you, Allison. Your blog, fabric, patterns, style, etc etc etc are all inspirational to me!

  94. Judith Blinkenberg October 17, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    As others say, I am also sorry for your loss. As sad as it is, you can both keep trying. Our Lord knows and through Faith, it will happen again. Blessings to you Allison.
    jlblvn at gmail dot com

  95. Linda Swanekamp October 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Although it was over 30 years ago, the pain surfaces at times. Last year, we had a rock engraved for the garden, and that gesture brought a lot of closure. Thank you for your openness. No one wanted to listen when it happened to us.

  96. RockinHairBabe October 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    Sending quilty hugs and healing thoughts as you go through this most difficult time. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration with all of us.

  97. Beth October 17, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. So happy that you are feeling better now.
    Love those yummy fabrics. I have a hard time breaking into fabric bundles.

  98. A Quilter's Mission October 18, 2014 at 1:16 am #

    Words are few, sorry for your loss. Beautiful bundles. Looks like an exciting quilting time. God Bless!!

  99. Jan Marie October 18, 2014 at 2:08 am #

    I am so sorry, it is harder than you ever thought. Keep trying but remember you there is no time limit on grief.

  100. SeaBreeze Quilts October 18, 2014 at 6:21 am #

    I check your blog regularly and was wondering how you were getting along. I just had a feeling… so sorry to hear that you have been having such a tough time and very sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs from Australia to you and your family. xoxo

  101. Susan October 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Difficult things to share and go through, but we are all pulling for you! Get that rest you need – we'll be here waiting to see your next inspiration! Love to you and your family!

  102. Melissa Corry October 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Oh Allison, I am so very sorry. I understand your loss and I wish I could jet up there and give you a hug. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this healing time.

  103. Regina Marie October 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    So very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family as you all heal. My prayers are with you.

  104. Manuela Doppler October 18, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    So sorry for your loss!!! I love your blog, the quilts and your tutorials 🙂 Greets from Europe, Austria
    Manuela

  105. Alice G October 19, 2014 at 1:39 am #

    I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss. I hope that the prayers, love and support of your family and friends help to soothe your grief.
    You have brought a lot of happy sewing days into many lives, and I know that we all are praying for you right now.
    Sincerely,
    ag

  106. Scooby and Jon October 19, 2014 at 3:06 am #

    I'm so very sorry to hear of your recent loss. My heart goes out to you. I am glad to see you back!

  107. Nini October 19, 2014 at 6:21 am #

    Just found your blog. Sending hugs.

  108. Rori October 19, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Blessings dear one! My heart grieves with you and your family…

  109. Michelle Hardey October 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Oh Allison….hugs and prayers for you. I am sorry for your loss–it's such a difficult one and it is something that is hard for other people to really "get" sometimes. It seems that you have a wonderful amount of support from your blog family. Take your time in healing (body and heart, too!!!) and know that there are so many of us with you in our prayers!!

  110. Andrea October 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Allison, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Your fabric bundles look like a great distraction. I can't wait to see your finished project!

  111. Framma October 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers & hugs being sent your way!

  112. Mary Lauve October 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    So sorry to learn of your loss, Allison.

  113. Darice October 20, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Sending you sincere warm thoughts and prayers for all of you. So hope that you are taking things slow. Mind body and spirit all take time to heal from such loss. Hugs to you!
    Darice

  114. Annette October 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Sending you happy thoughts and hugs!

  115. Lezleigh Kleibrink October 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    wish I had the right words for you, friend. Know you are being prayed over for peace….

  116. larriclaire quilty October 20, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    Peace be with you. Know you are cared for and loved by people near and far away.

  117. Sara October 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    Allison, Its very brave to share your experience and I hope you and your family are comforted at this time. Hoping your heart is healing and that you are finding solace in the arms of your family.

  118. Stella October 21, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Very brave of you to speak out about this, I too am very sorry for your loss.

  119. NoniBeebs October 21, 2014 at 12:39 am #

    Be gentle on yourself….sending love and healing.

  120. Dondi Murdock October 21, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    I am so sorry about what you have been through! It's so sad! I hope your heart's dreams all work out for you.

  121. Claudia October 21, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    I am sending you my very best wishes from Germany. I love reading your blog and thank you for sharing so many of your wonderful ideas. I do hope that time and sewing will help you to gain strength and peace.

  122. Helen L October 21, 2014 at 7:17 am #

    I'm so sorry for you loss. It is a hard thing. I've been through 3, and I can say that time helps, but it isn't an easy thing. My hugs to you, and Heavenly Father's blessings on you and your sweet family. Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  123. kathy-o October 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    Oh – my heart goes out to you. That's a tough thing to get through. I'm sending hugs, prayers and strength….love you.

  124. Crafty Ashley B October 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine the pain that you are in. I hope you can find comfort and healing in sewing and creating.

  125. Laura October 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    I'm so, so very sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort and solace through fabric and sewing as you try to move forward.

  126. Katookie October 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. I have to admit I have missed your creation and your writing. You are an inspriration to so many…just take your time and eat all the damn frosting in the house if you need to. We will all be here sending you prayers of healing.

  127. Susanne vb October 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    BLESS your heart, I am sorry. 🙁 You were missed.

  128. jam October 22, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    I am very sorry for your loss. You touch so many people with your that you never know about so this time I will comment and let you know how much I appreciate your contributions to the quilting world and how much I love your designs.
    Blessings to you

  129. twe October 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    So so sorry to learn of your loss. Glad to hear you are feeling better, it just takes time for your heart to heal, as well as your body. Blessings to you and your family.

  130. Jodi October 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    oh, how shattering that must be – i can only imagine. I hope us here in blog land help you to heal and feel better. based on all these comments, you certainly have lots of love out here! xo

  131. Renee October 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss. I glanced at this blog yesterday and jut now came back to "read" it….just know I am sorry! Glad you are feeling better though.

  132. Preeti October 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    Alison, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you feel better as each day passes x

  133. Linda October 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    Hugs to you. Take care

  134. Always In Stitches October 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    I hope you are much better. I feel your pain. I have been down that road. Time does heal the heart. Glad you are healing.

  135. Anita October 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Oh my goodness. I am so sorry for what you have gone through. I am relieved to read that you are feeling a bit better though and I hope sewing will help. It's my therapy that's for sure. I have had your Wallflowers pattern since you released it. Maybe the quilt along will help me finally finish it! I really love that pattern.

  136. Sarah November 14, 2014 at 6:45 am #

    Sorry to hear about your tough time recently. I hope you are feeling well physically, but know you would still be having good days and bad days. Eventually most days become good days again.

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