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Wendy Jo

Hugs! Things will get better. Have faith. Lord knows you have so much support with friends near and far. We're always a phone call or email away!


I am sorry for all that you have going on with your son :( Been there done that bought the shirt and it just plain SUCKS.


Big major hugs Kelly. We're here, and if you ever need ideas or suggestions on what to sew give me a shout. I've got a 3 year old with never-ending demands for doll beds, pillow cases, aprons for her art, and so much more. I'd gladly give you a job or two!!!

Pinky Z

Aunt Kelly, you still there?


I love you, Girl! Keep on doing your best. That's all anyone should expect. And something I know you go above and beyond on. I also wanted to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. I'll probably blog about mine. In case you lost it, my blog addy is If you need a laugh about stuff, come over there and take a peek. Usually someone has pissed me off and I've typed about it. Today, I was McPissed.

Sending you lots of love and hugs. I miss you.

<3, Becky


I just found your blog from Stashbusters. Your post touched my heart. I am struggling with a Big Sad in my home and life right now, and like you, I have found that two things are necessary to keep me sane.... #1. Time on the, I mean treadmill, each day, and #2. Time in my sewing room. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Keep on sewing! (and crocheting!!)

P.S. Your rag quilts and afghans are absolutely beautiful! I have a pattern for an apron like that, that I am hoping to complete before Turkey Day!


Wow your plate is full - good for you for taking care of your creative soul. Alyssa needs a "home" fix...that's good. Oh, and I have these weird veins that they can never stick - when I had my baby, my IV had to be held in place by the nurse for an hour and a half - and the last time I donated blood (blood everywhere...yuck!) they said it would "probably be good if I didn't come back". I'm sorry John is going through all of this. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing.... I love the shares - so inspiring!


kelly, you have found a great outlet for your energies. you absolutely must take care of yourself so you can take care of john and your poor puppy. as far as alyssa goes, thanksgiving break seems like it'll never come when you're a freshman. i hope you enjoy your time with her next week. count your blessings!!

Becky Mercer

Thanks for the update, Kelly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Your projects are beautiful, I hope your sewing and crafting continues to bring you some peace during all that you are dealing with. My prayers will continue for John, you, and your whole family!


I'm glad you are doing something that makes you feel better. I always feel better when I'm working on a quilt :-) I love the two rag quilts you posted and I know someone will be very happy to have those.


Wow. I've been a little stressed, but NOTHING like what you have been dealing with. I'm glad you found a way to put yourself back in your happy place. I admire you for that.

Gentle hugs to you and yours!

Kelly in Ohio

p.s. Cute results in the fruits of your fabric and yarn laboring! :-D

Pinky Z

I miss you Kelly!!!!

I will be praying for all of you. I can't even begin to imagine dealing with all of this. You are a rock. I admire you.

Great therapy for you, too. You do BEAUTIFUL work. We had a wicked front blow through here today. Cold enough to actually wear a coat. And a scarf!!! (I love my scarf!!!) I shall wear it to my kids school tomorrow!! Yay!!!!!

Sending you a great big Texas hug!!!!

carol the dork :)

I'm glad to hear you're in a little better place. One step at a time. You can do this! As to your apron, I LOVE IT! (and sadly, it would probably fit me) what pattern did you use and was it easy to make? I've wanted one for years that didn't choke me by going around my neck - I need one with shoulders!

Amy Sorensen

Kelly, I've been thinking of you and missing you. Keeping everyone in my prayers. and, I have to say, I totally get your sewing thing. It is peaceful, and it is satisfying, and it is controllable---unlike the rest of your life! I love your rag quilts---they are gorgeous! Big hugs.


Beautiful! I've been having fun crocheting too. :)

I was wincing through the dental descriptions. Ow!

PhotohappyCdn - Kelly

I have been thinking about you everyday! I was hoping you had a project on-the-go to find "yourself" in. Glad to hear it helped you with the anger and frustration!
Sending ((HUGS)), (((HUGS))) and more ((((HUGS)))) your way!


I'm so glad to hear you are working to handle your anger and frustration and that you've got a good handle on it. Maybe this tutoring thing with John will work out better than expected. He seemed to hate the regimentation in school and this might give him a more relaxed and creative way to learn that is better suited for him. Alyssa will be home next week and I agree, it will be nice for a day or two but by next Sunday she'll be glad to go back! Take care and keep sewing! Hugs and soothing thoughts to you.


I have been thinking of you so much and hoping things are going well. I'm glad you sew to keep your mind off of things. You are such a talented person and make the most beautiful things. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


My heart goes out to you every day, my friend. I wish I was there to do something...even if it was just fabric shopping! Things will get better. Love ya!


HUGE HUGS, sweetie! echoing Pam's sentiments about everything getting better ASAP! And I do have to say that I love all of your beautiful creations! I so was hoping that you were doing something for yourself in between everything you do for everyone else....


hugs, hugs and more hugs..... you really are doing the lemons/lemonade thing though aren't you? such beautiful end results to so much stress and trauma.... i hope it gets better soon - for you, john, alyssa...and the dog.

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