• Karen

Cutting Through the Chaos



Day 115 of self isolation. I’ve been through quite a few stages during this pandemic. First began the 'confident' phase, where I had a plan to keep myself healthy and happy. Then there was the 'terrifying' phase when my son was so sick, and I was struggling to keep myself upright. Then the 'hopeful' phase, when my son’s health found a foothold, and in the outside world, the COVID-19 curve began to flatten. Eventually, I moved into the ‘routine’ phase, where every day was the same as the next, which blurred into my ‘blah’ phase.


The blahs are like an onion. One has to peel back many layers to find the core reasons why life has stopped being interesting. Sometimes I just need rest. And I do. But when I find myself blaming others, or I'm more interested in their flaws then mine, I know I need to do some work.



Back at the beginning of 2020, I had plans for this year. Plans that COVID-19 and my son’s cancer interrupted. I didn’t have a problem with dropping everything, but a couple of weeks ago, I found I had space to start getting back on track. But it has taken several weeks for me to realize that those plans won't work anymore.


Hard to believe, but I’m a different person than I was just a short 6 months ago. I understand better what I want for myself, my family, and the Just Get It Done Quilts Community going forward. And that means that I have to do some house cleaning.


When I started my YouTube Channel, it was meant as a tool for my guild’s block challenge. Then it evolved into a platform to share my tips and tricks. I threw together my website as a place for pattern downloads. I have had to learn so much to film, edit, and publish it all. My last blog post was last summer, and my previous email was autumn, so clearly, I’m not getting it all done. It’s tough to create content when most of the time I feel like I’m being held together with masking tape.


So this summer, I’m taking the time to rework my website, reorganize my channel, and get some new ideas. I want this community to serve all quilters, no matter if you are brand new or experienced.


And this week, my newest segment goes live on my channel—the Quilt Coach


Through emails, messages, and comments, I get asked a lot of questions. Some are straight forward, and I can direct them to a video, or I answer them in a Q&A. But some are more complicated and need more space. Like when I did an 8 at a time Mary’s Triangles



So this monthly segment will answer those kinds of questions that have appeal for all.


Thank you for all of your love and support throughout this crazy time in my life. I’m looking forward to the next six months and all I have to show you.

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I'm a quilter, crafter, mother, wife, daughter, businesswoman but not necessarily in that order. I love to make things and like nothing better than checking things off the list.

 

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