Life Gets in the Way of Living – I’m Back!!!

photo[1]My last blog post was December 29, 2012!!!! As I tell my dear friend Pat Eaton all the time, “Life gets in the way of living.”I’ve had my ups and downs, good times and bad, and it seems not enough hours in the day to get caught up.  If you know me, you know I get lots done in the studio when I am escaping the world outside my door. I have been working on some new projects and getting ready for another trip to Texas. To make a long story short, I was chosen to be on the Federal Court jury duty in Little Rock for all of 2013 and selected on the county jury duty a week later. That really put a damper on me going and planning for several months. Federal finally said they would call me after school was out and county hasn’t called since I went for the first day of instructions. So now to catch up. Some of my posts will be out-of-order because they already are. Remember, I do this for me to remember when and what I do as a record …………LOL! Now that is all screwed up. So here is my first post of this new year. 

I have this quilt friend, Geannine. She is battling cancer. This past week she called to tell my that her dear friend, and a friend of mine, Sharon, had died. Sharon was a wonderful soul with a beautiful smile and manner. She had quilted a couple of quilts for me in the past. She was active in our guild and was so talented. When Geannine called it was so surreal to hear those words from her.  I had Geannine on my mind all week. I had plans on the day of Sharon’s funeral. I wasn’t in any shape mentally to go, but, as the weekend passed, I wanted to just do something special for Geannine, so I set down late Sunday night and made a pin cushion out of red old wide corduroy and assorted beads. I finished it up Monday and Monday night I went to the Little Rock guild and was gong to show it at show & tell.  I was so surprised that Geannine was there. She hadn’t planned on coming because it was treatment day, but she felt so good she came. So, I got to give it to her and spend a little time with her.  So here it is. A red beaded hanging pin cushion for a[1]

t now is hanging on her baker’s rack at her house.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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4 Responses to Life Gets in the Way of Living – I’m Back!!!

  1. Teresa says:

    Jim, I am so sorry to hear about your friends. I love your pin cushion. Great job. I knew there was someone I was missing, so it was you! Glad you are back.

    • Jim Gatling says:

      Thanks, Teresa!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t get many comments, but get a lot of viewers. Glad I was missed. Thank you for looking. I post just for e for a record of where, when an what i do so I can refer back later. I hoe you enjoy my “Crazy Creative Life.”

  2. Connie Cindle says:

    I’m glad you are back – I check every day to see what is going on in your life. I hope things will start looking up.
    I’m glad to see that you are teaching at the Pow Wow this year.

  3. Geannine says:

    I love my new pin cushion Jim and i’m so glad your back blogging

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