Living with and caring for my dad for almost 4 years has been a blessing and a trial. I love that I can spend the last years of his life with him and that, while his body may be failing, his mind is pretty much there. I definitely miss my home...it holds my husband, my horse and my longarm!! For most of the time I have been with my dad, I have been umpiring adult slow-pitch softball. It's fun, gets me out of the house and I get some social interaction. For all but the last year, I was umpiring 6 nights a week. All that changed this year as my dad's health made him less independent. I umpired 2 nights a week this year and I had a companion to come in and care for my dad while I was gone. He is now using a walker and couldn't microwave his dinner and get it to the table any more. I don't think I will be umpiring any more, so to avoid the deep pit of depression, I need outside motivation to get me sewing. I always feel better when I play with fabric and create something.
Sherri, who blogs at A Quilting Life, is having two challenges per month. One challenge will be sewing/creating with our scraps/stash and the other will be organization of our scraps. I'm going to jump on board and see if I can work on both. I don't have much of my stash here, but there has been stash enhancement since I got here!!
If you would like to join in, you can find her post here. Jelly rolls...you will be made into something!!