I have been gone awhile. I have been avoiding posting here because it's been such a tough time. The grand baby I posted about last March was born sleeping on April 17. Stillborn. Due to a cord accident, his heart stopped beating. And all of ours broke. It has been devastating. As a mother, it was something I never dreamed I would have to do; help my baby bury her own. But, it is six months later now and our hearts have begun to form scars where they have healed. And time marches on......
I found, after my mother and father died, that I tend to cope with grief by creating things. It works wonders for the creative side of my brain to just take over while the other processes and accepts. During that time after losing my parents I began with mosaics, then moved on to decoupage, the one day I got out my old Kenmore sewing machine. It was awfully frustrating to use; the tension was always messing up and I remembered why I had put it away lol I thought that perhaps if I took it and had it cleaned up, that would help. The closest place that does this is also a Babylock retailer. Long story short, I traded in that old Kenmore and got on the machine embroidery kick. I created my business, Image Crafts by Nancy, and started selling some of my wares in a booth that I rented monthly. I learned so much and had a lot of fun. Met tons of new people. That was 10 yrs ago.
This time around, I am still dealing with fabric only my newest outlet is creating it. I have a new blog that I just started called Image Crafts and would love for you to stop by. I also have a little Etsy store as well, that I'm trying out. New things.
Now that I've "broken the ice" and posted here, I will definitely be doing so more often. Thanks for checking in!