Sweet Relief

hexy quilt in progress

I had been running on pure adrenaline for so long that now that the figurative fire has been extinguished from under my family’s figurative butt at the beginning of December, I’ve been wandering around in a daze. You mean I have a husband on the weekends? You mean we aren’t spending every waking (and sleeping) moment worrying whether our collective superhuman efforts toward his schooling this past year, despite having moved , had a baby, Andy’s full-time job too, and parenting a handful of young children, was in vain? You mean he is done DONE? My poet, my love, will be smacking a big ol’ M-Freakin’-F-A onto his curriculum vitae in just a couple of short months.


oh sweet relief.

I want to coast for a while in this place. As we figure out what it’s like to be… normal, I’ve been taking it pretty easy in the sewing department – keeping Christmas projects to a minimum, postponing a stress-filled dress project, and picking up knitting needles again.


I like the idea of starting fresh this coming new year. I want to shift my focus back towards learning garment sewing, and now that I interact with you all in so many spaces (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) I am brainstorming how to best utilize each of those spaces to their advantage. For example, why make work-in-progress posts on the blog when I can share those fun steps on Instagram? Or how necessary is a regular posting schedule? These are things I am wondering as I avoid taking the time to photograph the few projects that I have completed recently.

felt stockings

I wish you all peace and joy this advent.

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4 Responses to Sweet Relief

  1. Michelle December 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    An MFA?! That’s amazing! Congrats to your family!

    • Jodi December 17, 2013 at 10:24 am #

      yes, ma’am. An MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. We are crazy proud of him. :)

  2. Maria Teresa Domingues Valente December 17, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Agradeço as sugestões lindas que compartilha, desejando que seja muito abençoada, abraços carinhosos
    Maria Teresa

  3. Charity December 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    It’s wonderful to have a chance to just live, without so much stress. =)

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