Friday, August 21, 2015


You may or may not have noticed I have not been present on my blog. I also have to confess to not having read any of your blogs for quite some time. My energies have just been focused on dealing with financial and family issues with little energy or motivation left to feed my creative side. I have also found it difficult to work on miniatures since I lost my Mum in December possibly because it is a hobby that initially my mother and I shared or maybe it is just because of the other things going on in my life. I think I just found I didn't need the pressure of trying to keep up with my blog for a bit.

On the positive side I have been playing around with an on-line Craftsy course making a little wall art quilt over the last week or so. It is not miniatures but it is the first creative thing I have been able to put my mind to in many many weeks. Hopefully it might give my creative energies a recharge. I have always wanted to play around with things to do with fabric and textiles but haven't really let myself apart from a short stint at felt making many years ago, the odd cloth doll and some counted thread embroidery.

I want to apologise to the winners of my giveaway because I have not posted your parcels as they were pushed out of my thoughts along with everything else. I will get them posted to you in the next few days.

I really have loved blogging and feel I have made some great blog friends. Please bear with me while I get my thoughts together as to how I wish to move ahead creatively.

I hope all is well with all of you. I will try and get back into reading some of your blogs. It just might motivate me.

My art quilt (work in progress). Notice the little house - not a dolls house but quite quaint all the same. Made doing a Laura Wasilowki tutorial on Craftsy, Hand Stitched Collage Quilts. 


  1. It's hard to force inspiration if the motivation is not there. As for keeping up with blogs, I think anyone worth their salt will only wish you and your family every happiness. You're having a tough time of it and I think you need to give yourself a break. Sending hugs and positive vibes your way =0)

  2. I miss your posts! And I understand the time away. It is hard to be creative and happy when your mind is going a mile a minute. I look forward to your mini return!

  3. Beautiful quilt, Sharee! Glad to see you back here. Big hugs! xo Jennifer

  4. Lamento mucho la pérdida de tu madre. El tiempo ayuda a asumirlo. Mucho ánimo.
    Un fuerte abrazo

  5. Your quilt is wonderful. I love the little house on it. I hope everything is getting better for you. Take your time we will be here when you are ready to return.
    Warm Hugs Maria

  6. Hi Sharee! You have been missed! It has been a quiet summer in blogland, and you have had a lot to keep up with on the Home front! Hibernating is good for the Spirit from time to time, so don't worry about catching up. Just let your inspiration lead your way. Your quilt looks very cheerful and I am sure you will get back to your minis when the time is right!

  7. I really missed you and I miss your posts... but blogging is about fun and not about pressure, so if you don't have the time or energy or motivation or whatever there's no reason at all to apologize for not posting or visiting other blogs. And about crafting - hard times are like creativity vampires... I keep my fingers crossed for better times to come to you and yours. And it's great that you've tried something new, your quilt looks so beautiful, what a wonderful piece. Hope we're going to see more of this in the future... not everything has to be about miniatures... ;O)


    P. S.: I've sent you an e-mail August 20th - hope you've received it.

  8. Hi Sharee! I have missed you but I know that REAL life is a whole lot different than our pretend one. Of course you miss your mother, and family issues compounded with emotional fatigue etc. requires one to set priorities. First things first.
    I had a crisis time in my life whereby I left miniatures for 12 long years ( which in truth) flew by. By the time I decided to return to miniatures, I was ready. This hobby takes time, but Real Life goes on with it or without it.
    Meanwhile, your little quilt is a REAL BEAUTY!!! It must have answered all your creative needs when you made it because it is full of Charm and Personality.
    Well Done Sharee :D

  9. Hi Sharee,
    So nice to see you, of course we noticed your absence! Blogging is about sharing, but it is true we do feel the pressure to kee posting in a timely manner. Timely means just that . Simply when it is the right time.
    Enjoyed seeing your work on the quilt. Very nice work.
    Take care .
    Regards Jank e

  10. Tap tap...bangs off dust! Oh we can take a break from time to time its allowed!

    When you muster up some inspiration send the scraps my way will yah!

    See you soon, J

  11. Hola Sharee, la perdida de una madre es muy importante y dolorosa, lo siento mucho, se por lo que estás pasando, el tiempo ayuda a superarlo.
    Seguro que tu madre desde las estrellas está orgullosa de verte comenzar con esa preciosa colcha.
    un abrazo y mucha fuerza,

  12. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother last's nice to see you back though....beautiful quilt and i hope you get that feeling back!! Hugs!!

  13. Hi Sharee, so nice to receive your comment. I have not seen your name for a while so just wanted to send my greetings to your hemisphere. I do hope that you have had pleasure in having your loved ones around you at this time.
    I am often surprised at the things that my grown sons remember about Christmas past. For example .. They don't seem to remember the gifts received but remember when we went carolling in our neighbourhood they would melt the wax candles onto their hands to form a wax claw, so daring. Also that people would try and give us money for singing to them ... They loved shouting out no, no we just do it for fun!
    How grandma made them snow boarding pants (as requested) made of denim with wide legs and the snow stuck so thickly on the cuffs they could hardly walk.
    They tell these stories to their children and it makes me glow with satisfaction that after a truly difficult teen period of time they became their true selves.
    Anyway I digress. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best for a healthy and happy 2016.
    Regards Janine

  14. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Sharee and a very happy New Year =0)

  15. Sharee,
    You've been through some very rough times for sure. But 2016 is a New Year, a new beginning. Your creativity and your yearning for creativity will return right alongside happiness. You'll see. Things are going to turn around. Everything will be alright. God will bring you through this better off than you were before.
    Happy New Year!
    big hugs♥,

  16. Hope you feel better by now! Life is up and down, and sometimes the creativity is low, I had a few years while I didn't do any miniatures, and then I just felt like doing a new one, and then another one and another.. =) Wish you the best for 2016, whether it is making minis or something else you like.