Friday, November 29, 2013

A story and a decision


Once upon a time there was a crafty mum who loved to sew, she loved to share her creations with her online friends and be inspired by them by reading and commenting on their blogs.  She found blog land to be a wonderful creative place and loved visiting it every day.  


She loved to treasure hunt and shabby up her finds to decorate her home and share with her friends her progress and her wonderful treasured finds.  She would cook and share her recipes and be inspired by the yummy food that others also created.  



She would share the ups and downs in her life including the birth of grand children, other happy moments in her life, the sad times, the lows, sickness and even death.  But would always feel that she was sharing amongst friends and there was always a shoulder to cry on or someone to wipe away the tears or even someone to celebrate with when things were wonderful.




Somehow this story took a turn - The crafty mum became a "business woman" her passion became her "job".  Her "free creating time" became "work time" and her inner fire and passion slowly began to fade.  She felt that she had lost her identity and that she could no longer enjoy the pleasures of her life as they became a necessity and a part of this "new life" that this mum thought she wanted and needed.  How wrong she was !



One day not so long ago this mum woke up and realised that this life was not for her.  Her heart no longer sung the tune that was the real "Fee".  So she decided that it was time to travel back down the path that she had begun on, the one that made her so happy and free.  

And here this story ENDS and she will begin again at the beginning ........  I hope and pray that you my blog readers and friends will walk back down that road with me .......




This means that I will not be designing in 2014 (other than the few commitments that I have).  All of my Club Commitments will be met by the end of the year and 2014 will begin a new era in my creative and blogging life.  From 1st January 2014 my blog will be centered around my family life, cooking, baking, treasure hunting and my crafting life.

I do however have a favour.  I no longer have my blog at www.designsbyfee.com but have instead reverted to my old blog address of www.mumscupboard.blogspot.com.  I would really appreciate it if you would update your links on your blogs if you have them or join the google connect in the side bar if you wish to continue to read my blog.

My blog will revert to 


www.mumscupboard.blogspot.com

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and next time I come back it will be to show you some christmas decorating in my home.

Love and hugs,

Fee x







89 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh darl, this made me cry, your heart is so beautiful...love ya to bits ..you speak my language...2014 here we come....

De said...

Only you know what is right for you and by the sounds of it you have made the decision. Good on you for following your heart. Your friends will stick by you no matter what. xoxo

Narelle said...

Well good on you for this wonderful decision for YOU. This decision is one that will bring back the happy full of beans Fee and we will right there beside you. Love you heaps. Hugs
Narelle xoxo ♥

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Totally understand where you are coming from sweetheart. Enjoy this precious time to rejuvenate and kick start your mojo again. May 2014 be full of creativity, love and laughter for you.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Jan said...

Best wishes to you, Fee;I hope that life in your ''cupboard'' will be all the better for your big decision. Look after yourself and be kind to yourself; I'm sure you know you are doing the right thing.

Maria said...

All the best Fee and I will enjoy following you... Hugz Maria

By Hoki Quilts said...

A wonderfully inspiring post - so many of us get into the cycle of designs and outcomes that we lose our way and totally bypass the passion that makes us, us. Fee you are a treasure and your facets are many - I'm just lucky that I have got to know you and hope to share your path again
loads of huge hugs
Miche'le

Marilyn said...

Oh Fee, what a wonderful heartfelt post. Over the times you have always put a lot of thought into making decisions, and I am sure this was no different. It is the beginning of another season in your life, and you bet I will be here, following along. You are one very special person, and I count it a privilege to call you friend.
Love and big hugs xxx

Bev C said...

Hello Fee,

Life is far too short. Enjoy your next stage in life. Mum's cupboard sounds so homely.
Have a lovely weekend.

Happy days.
Bev.

Melody said...

Hi Fee, I understand completely. When I was designing for magazines and teaching bear making it became a job for me too. Although I loved the people in the classes it took the joy from my hobby. It took illness and forced retirement to make me take a look at my life and bring it back to basics too. I'm sure the joy of blogging will come back to you. I'm taking, Jenny of Elefantz advice and doing less swaps next year and then I think I will enjoy them more without putting myself under pressure. Take care of yourself, big hugs

Jeanette said...

Look forward to spending 2014 with you Fee. Best wishes with the next stage in your life. Hugs,xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You know I love you so much, girl.
And on top of that I am so VERY PROUD of you.
{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Jenny
xxxxx

Quilt Kitty said...

Hi Fee, sounds like a very positive & smart step forward for you for 2014. Following your heart is a beautiful gift to give yourself. Happy to follow your journey too. Tracee xx

Sue B said...

I look forward to walking down the new path with you xx

Heather said...

I hear what you are saying and totally agree. You need to do for you and not feel pressure to perform. I'm with you all the way.
Hugs

Deb said...

Welcome home Fee. Be proud of yourself that you know what is best for you, to follow your heart and return to the fold (so to speak).
You know I think all of us being on FB makes it harder also, a lot to think about! I feel like I have lost my way through going back to work full time but now I'm not working I am thinking about life like you, decisions to be made!! hugs GF

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What an inspiration you are Fee.....I look forward to what you have to share in 2014 .....big hug Fee...x

Val Spiers said...

Strange how looking after number one is such a struggle for many women. I admire you for making this difficult decision. Stress just sucks the life out of you. I still feel a twinge of guilt now and then but it passes more quickly each time and I get on with the things that I enjoy.

Julia said...

Sometimes it all gets to much...
Follow your heart Fee and do what you love, and what your heart tells you.
2014 will be a new beginning, Mum's cupboard sounds warm and homely..
Julia ♥

Liz Lizzid said...

Hi Fee. You have made the best decision for your self, not an easy one but a good one. I'm sure 2014 will be a great year for you. I wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas and I look forward to continuing to follow you at the new address because you are such a great inspiration to everyone.
Hugs Lizzi xo

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