Okay, so I know I dropped off the face of the Earth without so much as a "smell ya later." What can I say? Sometimes life gives you lemons, sometimes it gives you lemonade and sometimes it punches you square in the face. I had a couple of face-punching years and blogging was last on my long list of priorities.
I lost my mother very suddenly a year ago. One day I was talking to her about inconsequential things and a week later I had to make the decision to remove her from life support. Maybe someday I'll elaborate on how it all happened, but right now it still feels raw.
I also had a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, after I was diagnosed with two large (ultimately) benign uterine tumours. Although, I could have had only the tumours removed, I opted to lose all the plumbing since there is a history of uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer in my family. Although I was totally on board with having the surgery, and I now feel better than I have in many years, the recuperation is difficult. Even though it's been almost six months, I'm still dealing with swelling, some discomfort and the difficulty of getting back into shape. But, I will persevere.
So, over the last three years, there was not a lot of sewing going on in the HZC household. Lately, however, I have been feeling the old creative desires reemerging and I have been spending time in my sewing room. I hope to show the fruits of my labours in the near future. So, stay tuned...