July 25, 2011

A Humble Request

Please "bear" with me as I try to get the next DWR lesson up for you! (wokka wokka)

I mentioned this in passing before, but my family has been dealing with some very difficult issues recently, and this past weekend was particularly tough. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers - we could really use an extra boost of support right now! I really want to thank those of you that have checked in on me and emailed/commented with encouraging words - even though we're technically "strangers", I consider many of you friends from all our email chats over the past year, and it means a lot that you care enough to ask :)

I so wanted to be on time with my DWR post on Friday since I was a day late with the last one, but unfortunately it just wasn't possible this weekend, and I still haven't finished it. I posted the binding tutorial on Saturday because, 1) I finished writing that post on Tuesday after completing the Blueberry Hill quilt, so it was ready and rearing to go...and 2) I wanted to give you all something fun to try while you wait patiently. Originally I had planned to post that tutorial at the end of the Quilt Along because that's how I bound my last DWR quilt, but I think it was better things worked out like they did, because now you'll have time to practice on a few projects before we wrap things up in September!

I know I've been a little sporadic with my posts lately, and I probably will be for the next week or two, but I will try my best to have it posted by Sunday (at the latest) because I'm conscious of the fact that many of you have deadlines to meet. I don't want to make you late presenting a special gift, and I really do want to dive back into my quilting as soon as possible because it will be good therapy for me :)  I will probably have to bump back the Quilt Along schedule by a week in order to compensate for the lost time, but I don't forsee any more delays along the way. If there are, I'll be sure to inform you ahead of time. And if this puts you behind on your personal schedule, feel free to work ahead and email me with questions - I will try to help you as much as possible :)

Over and Out,


Oh, please do not worry about the QA! It's more important that you deal with whatever's going on in your real life. Thinking of you.

I'll be keeping you and yours in my thoughts. Lots of love and light to you as you deal with this rough patch. (((hugs)))

Obviously family is more important, we just all hope and pray things get a little better for you soon.

I hope things start looking up soon! If you need to escape you can come to Albuquerque.

Take your time - it's just a quilt. Good vibes are on their way to you from Vancouver.

Kaelin, please don't feel like you have to answer to anyone! We all go through times like these, and obviously if you had known about this, you wouldn't have scheduled your quilt-along at the same time! Just look at it as giving the slowpokes (ahem, me included!) time to catch up. And of course I'm praying for you!

I love Fozzie Bear! Your "wokka wokka" made me smile! I'm sorry to hear about your family issues. Family is way more important that crafty stuff and we just appreciate the fact that you are doing this quilt along and don't want you to feel any pressure to post until you are good and ready! Just know you and your family are in my prayers and all your hard work on the DWR quilt along is appreciated no matter what the time table!

Sending some prayers out for you and your family! Those things are always more important than blogs and quilts. Hope things are starting to look up for you! :)

Hugs, Kaelin, and prayers that bring you strength and comfort.

Sorry to hear you are having a tough time.Concentrate on working through it and being with your family. We will still be here when you come back.Sending good wishes your way :)

Wishing you all the best Kaelin to get you through a tough time x

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way Kaelin! I hope everything will work out as it's supposed to :-)

Praying and sending love your way!

I'm sorry you are going through a rough time, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take your time with the QAL posts. It's all good.

Praying for you and your family, Kaelin! {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}

Please don't worry..we are still here. You take care of your family, I'll say a prayer. We all have our family lives to take care of and keep us busy in our day to day too. Family first is a good motto to live by. Everything else will take care of itself.

O, my sweet friend, your main concern is your family! Please know that everything else will work out. We will all still be here, praying and thinking of you and yours! How we wish we could all help, across the miles :). Remember our support is there- and the quilt along will be good whenever it happens- no rush :) Take care!

I'm sorry things have been rough. Life gets in the way of quilting sometimes. I would really love to quilt along with you right now, but with my second baby due in 9 weeks, I just don't have it in me to add another project. I am following along though and hope maybe next spring when things settle down I'll try it out. (you'll keep it up right?) I hope everything works out with your family and we'll all still be there when you get back to the QA.

So sorry about the family issues. I'll definitely keep you in my prayers that you can handle your situation with grace and patience and all will be resolved soon. Rough times suck ....

Adding my healing vibes from Vancouver to Felicity's. Hope all will be well soon. Hugs.

Kaelin, don't be crazy. We'll all still be here when you get back. Take care of your family. Sending good thoughts your way--hang in there.

Remember my offer to slap up that you-know-what.....hugs, Girlfriend! Hope all these lovely comments from GREAT readers refill your tank ;) You rock!

When I went through a roughish time a while ago I so appreciated all the quiet help and encouragement I received from so many sources. I tried to keep everything the same but there were lapses and things I just didn't get done. Instead of getting on my case, people gently and lovingly let me know that my priorities were right and everything else could be dealt with as necessary or even by others. I was and am very grateful to those caring individuals and their wise advice. Family is more important than anything else. The rest is just stuff. You can pick it up later. Good luck and God bless.

Kaelin, I apologize for my "snarky" comment left a few days ago. The QAL will still be here when you're ready to pick it back up. Family is more important... Kelly

I think we are all delighted with your quilt along and happy to understand. You & yours take care!

Take all the time you need (especially since I haven't started my DWR yet!) Family is the most important thing to focus on right now. Will send many prayers your way. Hope all turns out well.

Praying for your life to calm down soon. For what its worth - I really wanted to stay on track but have fallen behind as well due to unexpected family/work stuff - so I'm really glad you're pushing it back a week (although not happy about the circumstances, of course).

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