Those that follow my blog know that I’ve not added new postings this year. That is due to the amount of time, effort and energy it takes to be a caregiver to my husband who was diagnosed with ALS.
For those that are not that familiar with ALS, there is no sugar-coating it, it is a horrible, incurable, fatal disease. It is not known why or how people get it, and there is no treatment. Although there has recently been a new drug made available that is supposed to slow the progression somewhat, it is not a cure. But it may be helpful to those diagnosed early enough, to allow them a better quality of life a little bit longer. So that’s hopeful.
This past year has been a whirlwind of activity as we found we needed to move to a smaller, single floor home, close to work, so that I can easily get back and forth to meet his current care needs. That meant packing up my sewing room and storing away my quilting supplies and fabric, for now.
Luckily I have two creative passions, quilting and photography. When I do get a couple of hours to myself I’ve found getting out of the house with my camera has been very fulfilling; but quilting has taken a back seat. I plan to leave my blog up but wanted to let people know that I’m not sure when I will be quilting again and I may not have time to respond to posts. Please don’t take it personal if you write and do not get a quick, if any, response. Know that I still hope you enjoy what’s been posted and I plan to get back to quilting some time in the future.