Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Here I Am!

Hi All!
Bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth, huh? For a while there, so did I. After I finished the quilt sandwich tutorial, I sort of lost my quilting mojo. Felt like I was out in limbo somewhere. The desire was there but the motivation was missing. I think Flit took off , too! She probably couldn’t stand me.  She's back now and I missed her!

In June, I re-signed with the temp agency I worked for when I got my last job (which lasted for nine years), but things were so slow through the summer I didn’t actually go back to work until the beginning of August. I think that period between June and August was when the funk really hit. I lost interest in everything, not just the quilting. Now that I am putting it on paper, this sounds a great deal like depression, doesn’t it? Funny, but it never struck me that way when I was in the middle of it.

But I knew if I stuck it out, the right job would find me (or vice versa)--and it did! I have been working as a temp for Aramark since mid-August and it has been a “hand-in-glove” fit since the first day. They needed my talents and skills and I needed the freedom to exercise them. I love the job and the people and things are in the works to make it permanent.

It hasn’t been easy. Things were really hard when I first started. I came home at night exhausted and everything hurt, especially my back. Pretty much all I was doing was making dinner, taking ibuprofen and vegging on the sofa. Felt like I had been run over by a Mack truck. But things are much better now and they still love me, LOL.

Well, that sorta brings you all up-to-date on the mental situation. I have completed some projects and I will tell you about them in my next post. It feels really good to be back!

Love from Liri


  1. So glad you are back. I've been in that funk too, in my life, so I know how it feels. Good news about the job and if you feel like quilting again, that's a great sign.

  2. Liri, I've truly missed you! I'm glad you are back too, and I look forward to seeing/hearing more from you, and more often now! Glad the job is just what you needed, but I'm glad it's you and not me! *wink* ---"Love"

  3. I'm glad you're back and hope you've fully shaken the blues that had you in their grip. It's wonderful that you've found a job where you fit so perfectly and I hope this post means you've adjusted to your schedule and we'll be seeing quilting from your corner of the world soon!

  4. Welcome back Liri! We kept your seat warm while you were away. My quilting desire abanoned me this year too and a new job absorbed every ounce of energy and enthusiasm I had. It's terrific that your job is such a good *fit* - they're lucky to have you! ann :-)

  5. I've been wondering about you and I'm happy to see you are back! The depression thing, been there, done that, too. Don't ever want to do it again! I'm glad you have found your way out of it and things are looking up. Congratualtions on the new job, it is wonderful when you really enjoy what you are doing! I'm looking forward to seeing your projects and hearing all about what you are up to.

  6. Liri, so glad to hear from you. I have missed your blogs and your instructions/tutorials. Welcome to the world of the working, I know how you feel when you say that you come exhausted. I have not done much quilting since October. We had soccer tournaments out of town every weekend and then came the Thanksgiving and Christmas rush. I hope to get started again this next weekend.

    I have missed you..

    Carolyn from Missouri

  7. Welcome back! I have also wondered about you, but I knew you had started working. Enjoying your job is so good, isn't it?

  8. Liri! So glad to see you back. Happy to hear the job is working out well. Hopefully you will be sewing with Flit in 2012. ;)

  9. Yay! She lives! It's nice to hear from you and I'm glad the mental situation has improved right along with the job situation. I'll be watching for project updates now :)

  10. Welcome Back!

    Looking forward to seeing/reading what you'll be up to!


    PS - Who is Flit? You signed the hug quilt with FLIT, and I wondered.