I'm back!!! It's been two weeks since I've posted on the blog - the longest time between posts since I began blogging in 2011.
Initially, my break began with back problems. It's hard to type when you can't sit down and can only use a laptop while lying on your stomach, propped up on elbows. Serve me right for not looking after my back in the garden - a re-occurring injury from many years ago.
Long story short, the back problems resolved themselves in a few days. During those days of being unable to blog, I got to thinking about the time I spend blogging and in front of a computer, and I decided I wanted a longer break from blogging.
If you've been reading Threading My Way for any length of time, you'll know that, aside from blogging and sewing, I'm passionate about my garden. It's a hobby I've enjoyed since we moved to our house in the 70s.
Over the years, however, there have been many times when I've ignored my garden. It's very forgiving and is always there for me when I decide to go back to it, even if I have to do extra work to make up for my absence.
And so it's been with blogging. My head is continually filled with thoughts and ideas for sewing projects and blog posts. So much so, that I was thinking more than doing, and all these great ideas were not coming to fruition. The break has helped me to clear my head. All the ideas are still there, but there's slightly more order to them.
I couldn't write a post without photos. In recent years we've discovered these spectacular caterpillars. After decimating just one particular type of plant in our garden, they turn into chrysalises and emerge as beautiful monarch butterflies.
Do you ever feel like you need time away from something you love?