Monday, 5 November 2012

It Is Not All About Me, Me, Me

I have made no secret of the fact that since school started in September things have not been the best round here. I admit that I kind of switched off to cope, stopped communicating so much, and had some self absorbed self pitying days.

Well enough of that! Things are super busy round here and I have a s**tload to get done. But today I decided that it was time to be thankful for all the good stuff in my life rather than focusing on the things that have been less than stellar. My life is full of love and laughter, and I am blessed with so many things. While I luxuriated in the spa last week some people in the world were having a horrible time.

Jennifer, over at Knotted Thread, has stepped forward to spearhead a drive to collect in pieced blocks to make quilts for some of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. People who have lost all their belongings, if not their homes too. If you would like to join in helping Jennifer in this very important endeavour then please follow this link to the Flickr group. She is asking for blocks, or you could donate supplies, time, money - whatever. Today I made blocks. Super simple, quick and such a small thing to do in the scheme of things.

Please note, the colours are not nearly as dismal as the photos suggest.
Photography in today's available light was less than forgiving.

When I finished those blocks I turned my hand to blocks for Bee Blessed, another very worthy and unsung quilting charity run by Judith and Sarah in Northern Ireland. Information about November's block can be found here. I am almost finished these two blocks.


Now, on a completely different note. The stats for this blog have been going up far more quickly than expected of late. Until you take into consideration that the level of spam I have been receiving has been going up in direct proportion. While I would like to think these numbers were people who are there to read this blog it is quite obvious not the case at all. I got over two dozen spam emails while I slept last night. Therefore I have switched off the ability of anonymous people to comment on my blog. Most people who comment on my blog are not anonymous. Only one pops to mind immediately, which is a lovely lady called Donna who leaves the nicest of comments that I can never reply to. So Donna, if you are reading this, please do not take offence. I love getting comments from you when you have the time to leave them but if you remain anonymous you won't be able to comment any more. Sorry!

Susan

21 comments:

  1. Please don't be so hard on yourself. Yes there have been horrible happenings in the world but just remember, this does not lessen your woes. It may put your stuff into a different perspective but does not lessen them.
    I love the blocks you have done, I have some new to me Xmas fabrics just begging for a new project :) Cause you know, I don't have enough started already.
    Love Lush x

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  2. Great blocks - great to see you're back on form!

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  3. Looks like you had a lovely sewing day. Di x

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  4. Exactly what diegoagogo said! We all have our trials and sometimes it helps to get support from your online community if friends. Your blocks are perfect and will help make someone feel loved.

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  5. Gorgeous blocks! I hope the spammers go away and find something useful to do...

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  6. lovely blocks - I made a couple of the hurricane ones today as well - they are so quick and easy I think I will sign up for more!

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  7. your blocks are great... glad you are feeling betterxx I have stopped annonymous as well... the spam was getting a bit silly... blogger used to be good at blocking , but seems to have tripped up recently xx

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  8. Lovely blocks! Yes, we all have our own ups and downs. Don't feel guilty about bring spoilt once in a while.

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  9. thank you thank you, the blocks are gorgeous! I so appreciate the support of my online bloggy friends :)

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  10. The blocks are lovely! I just voted for your quilt too, by the way, over at the festival. And maybe I should do that about the anonymous comments, I have the same problem.

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  11. Oh these blocks are so fab S! You are a real trooper with a huge heart! Thank you! Jxo

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  12. I imagine some of the stats went up because of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. the blocks you've been working on are really nice. I might try making some of those too. Your work is motivational.

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  13. Great blocks, great outlook and great woman x

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  14. lovely blocks and we are allowed to feel the way you did but so glad to hear you are feeling more positive now xxxxx

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  15. Anonymous comments have been driving me nuts for weeks.

    It's just like you to jump in boots and all to help out those in need. That's why so many people love you!

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  16. Oh Susan, it's normally not about you! You're so generous and thoughtful I don't know what you're talking about. You stink head - if you need time off, take it.

    Right - blocks. They're beautiful! Lovely job.

    Donna, log in my dear. Susan will miss you!

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  17. Lovely Bee Blessed blocks, Susan, and what a great idea for the quilts for Hurricane Sandy victims! And just to echo what others have said... it's totally normal to feel emotional/overwhelmed at times, so give yourself a break!

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