Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simplifying

I've been feeling rather overwhelmed with life of late. And with end of year festivals and birthdays coming up, I know it's only going to get more hectic.

So I'm trying to simplify my life. I've reneged on some earlier commitments. I've given up some treasured regular catch ups because, as much as I love them, I'm finding it hard to find the time. And I'm trying to reduce the amount of time I spend trawling the internet.....

That means I'll be taking a blogging break for a while. Not sure how long. Maybe a week. Maybe a few months. I don't know. I just know that as much as I've loved blogging and all the wonderful baggage that has come with it, I need to offload a little (for now). I need to step back and breathe.

Tomorrow is the 2 year anniversary of this blog and I think it's a fitting time to take some time for reflection.

I'll probably still pop in occasionally to visit your blogs and flickr accounts. I can't totally resist all your creative goodness. I look forward to catching up with you all on the 'other side'.

I'll leave you all now with some photos of the divine little quilt I received from Louise as part of the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap. Thank you Louise for such a thoughtful and stunning piece. And thank you Kate for organising it and including me in the quilty mix.




See you all soon.

Andi x

27 comments:

Kerri said...

Will miss you but totally understand. Have a great break and come back real soon.

One Flew Over said...

I will miss your creative updates and look forward to seeing you back.

Enjoy the time, reflect, re-energise and I'm only around the corner...shout if you need me x

Julie said...

Life can get like that. Have a break and you will come back all energised and refreshed.
Gorgeous little quilt too, lucky you.

Leonie Guld said...

Enjoy...see you on the other side! xx

Bellgirl said...

Have a good break and we;ll still be here whenever you're back!

Cindy said...

IS that us? Are you leaving us just because you had to spend the last few stuck with me? Can I at least get a peak at the wedding one PLEEEAAASSSE? xx
PS> I hope that doesn't mean emails, I can still email and annoy you can't I

Kate said...

You lucky thing - wonderful quilt. Will mis your,hopefully see you here soon.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Your presence will be missed, but i totally understand.x

meli B said...

I've been missing your blogs and now I know why. Your doll quilt present is gorgeous and the detail is fantastic. Hope you manage to recharge and hopefully I will hear from you soon.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Wonderful quilt, very lucky indeed!

Take care of yourself. Hopefully we will still bump into each other out there in flickr/blog land xox

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Enjoy your break, and good on you for simplifying things for yourself.

Danielle said...

yes, we'll miss you - I really hope you feel refreshed very soon!

liz said...

Thanks for your contributions to blogland. They have been so refreshing. If it's time to withdraw and renew for a while, so be it. All the best.

Blueberry Park said...

I know exactly what you mean about this time of year being over-whelming. All the festivals come at completely the wrong time...first juggled the school holidays, then getting them all back and if that wasn't hard enough, full on tsimmus and other food making! Enjoy your blogging break, but come back soon...we'll miss you ;-) In the meantime enjoy your little quilt, how divine is that? xx

Marit said...

Enjoy your break, Andi.

Nikki said...

Have a good break, Andi - we'll look forward to seeing or hearing from you again... whenever, wherever... you know how it is.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

That miss Louise is a clever little custard - as are you!

I hope you find some balance and enjoy your break.
Thanks for your advice and your wonderful help on THE quilt.
Hopefully we'll bump into each other around the traps or at swimming or maybe even another danish and a cup of tea one day soon.
I'll miss your colours.
Enjoy the space that the break will bring.
Jen x

anna said...

Happy 2nd birthday to you, and I hope you have a very relaxing break. Its a good rosh hashana resolution to take some deep breaths yes? Hope to see you in real life at the end of the year.

Louise said...

Everyone needs a little time out now and then and as much fun as the blog world is it can also take over a bit. So glad you like the quilt - it was a real pleasure making it for you. And now I know you live so close I'll be looking out for you. Maybe see you in the shop now and then too! Lxx

beeware said...

all the best Andi...I can understand the need to simplify..will miss your beautiful blog.
what a fantastic quilt from Louise!

a very fine house said...

She is a clever girl, I knew you would love the colours, enjoy it.

Mary said...

I'm with Cindy, do you mean us?? You can't leave us at least until we have managed to make it both there in the same week! (oh and enjoy your break I so totally get the need for that.)

Janet said...

We'll catch up with you when you can blog again. Enjoy the break. I think Louise made a gorgeous doll quilt, I love the colours, especially in that wonderful binding fabric.

Teje said...

Hello! This quilt is lovely! I love grey with pink, orange etc. I enjoy always visiting you - hope you'll be back soon! But have a brake as much as you need - it's sure sometimes it's needed because this blogging takes quite much time and thoughts as nice it is...
Best wishes Teje

Tania said...

I completely 'get' it but I'm missing you already chook. Here's to some nice and easy-does-it breathing space. xx

Amitie Girl said...

Louise's doll quilt is beautiful - lucky you!
Enjoy the down time Andi :) x

midge said...

this time of year has the potential to push anyone over the edge. enjoy the break, i have no doubt that we will see you back, bright eyed and bushy tailed