I don’t know which part you’ll see as the good news and which part as the bad news. I’ll just have to let you decide. It was two weeks ago when I knew I couldn’t go on publishing posts. I prepared the email to send out with Friday’s post and said I’d be out for a while due to a vision problem – and pretty much left it at that.
I had/have double vision, making it very hard to do anything much in a timely manner. I’d published all of my pre-written posts during October – except one more tablescape remains. When I published a post from scratch, it took three days. Continuing wasn’t an option at that point.
The double vision is caused by a nerve palsy in one eye and is nothing serious. It should repair itself within six weeks (which is today!) or months and will heal on its own. Randomly. Unpredictably. We just have to wait.
HH and I are at peace that God will take care of things in His timing. Thank you all for your prayers! You continue to be such a blessing to me!
I do have other issues happening, so I’m trying to get rest, manage pain, and not stress over things while we investigate further (and wait some more).
Rest has been the best thing! (OK, well, pain medicine can be pretty awesome, too.) Without blog post schedules looming, I truly got rest. Complete rest. And, it was glorious!
As I prayed for God’s direction through the October and early November weeks, I thought maybe He was closing the door to blogging altogether. I somehow sensed there would be no more tablescapes, diy projects, recipes, or gardening posts.
But, really, Lord…everything?
The thought of leaving you friends saddened me, of course, but I will do as the Lord directs. I trust Him completely! I’m committed to whatever He has for me in my fall season of life. If God said for me to stop blogging, then so be it. (Although, please know that I would miss you terribly!)
God knows my desire to help women with problems they sometimes face while sewing window treatments or other home decor items. Immediately following a God session, I received two emails from readers asking for help. I love that process of helping you work through those things! God also knows I enjoy your post comments and our conversation most of all.
Then God brought fresh inspiration and promises – partly in a new direction. And, He blew me away!
Slow down. Relax. I’ve got this.
Keep Curtain Queen Creates, but make it a sewing-only site to support the sewing readers and course members.
Publish sewing posts occasionally when needed as your health improves. Don’t stress.
Begin a new blog with the blog name I gave you three years ago. Now’s the time. Do it with My blessing.
I quickly took a pen to paper as He spilled blog post titles in a list of ten. I instantly had new topics for this new blog with the title He inspired so long ago (and that I didn’t yet understand).
I painted these words on this old drawer a few years ago, and they stuck like glue!
God laid it all out for me, and it was comforting… peaceful…and without time constraints. He placed one post per week in my heart. I realized I could do that even now with my eyesight askew. It will be a slower, more restful pace, and I realize I need that as I learn to manage my health in the proper way.
I have one final tablescape post for you tomorrow. It’s a post I prepared in September for Thanksgiving. 🙂 Can it be our celebration of thankfulness for new beginnings?
I’m so happy for the time we’ve had here at CQC – and for the fun and blessings we’ve shared. CQC’s future blog look will be leaner with the new focus on sewing home decor specifically. I realize not everyone will stick around for that, and you shouldn’t if sewing isn’t your thing. You won’t hurt my feelings if you unsubscribe after tomorrow’s tablescape post. For those who choose to remain for the sewing posts, I’m very excited about our new streamlined focus. I hope you are, too.
I’d like to give you all a huge (virtual) hug. – and wish I could for real!
My hope is that you’ll subscribe to receive posts through email at my new blog as we commit to Embrace This Season. My first blog post there is similar to this post here today – sort of an opening and explanation of origin. Future posts will include topics that support and encourage women in our fall and winter seasons of life.
I’m looking forward to it and hope you are, too. Thank you all again. Very much! Until tomorrow then?