Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Raising the White Flag

I surrender. I am officially confessing to myself and the world, I can't do it all. Sorry to have disappeared for so long, I tried to sew, blog, work on the book, and take care of my family...not to mention prepare for the holidays. I'm trying my best to stay motivated and push to the end so the holidays can be relaxing. My tomtar guards smile at me while I'm sewing, not to mention they watch over me. I think there's a bit of magic in them.

I'm shutting the blog down for awhile to reduce the pressure that lingers in the back of my mind while I'm doing other things. I'll be back with a reenergized Tallgrass Prairie Studio after the holidays. The projects for the book will be done and I can get back to creating and sharing things with you. Honestly, I can't wait.
So, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you who come here, read my ramblings, comment on my work, and share a bit of yourselves with me.
Thanks for a great 2010!
Jacquie

54 comments:

Allabitrandom said...

Have a lovely break. Look forward to reading your blog next year!

Chris said...

Merry Christmas to you too. See you in 2011
Chris x

stitchinpenny said...

Merry Christmas and remember you have to be happy and productive to share with us so kick back and find the joy.

Jewel said...

Merry Christmas! Take some time for yourself too. Everything else will still be there after your Calgon break :)

Sonia said...

we as women try to do it all. One of these days we'll learn to slow down and enjoy the view. Merry christmas!

CJ said...

Merry Christmas. Enjoy your well deserved break.

Paige said...

Good for you! I'll be waiting patiently until Google Reader tells me you're back! ;)

Dan Rouse said...

Have a great holiday!

epban said...

Take time for you and have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Char said...

Go ahead take a break. I know how you feel.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cheryl Arkison said...

You know we'll be here. Give me a call if you just need a caht.

live a colorful life said...

enjoy the time to get recharged. I'll catch up on your archives in the meantime. :)

Shannon said...

Have a great blog rest. It is ok to cut things once in a while. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

badlandsquilts said...

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday for you & your family!

Trisha said...

Merry Christmas, Jacquie!!

Rachel Hauser said...

A book is such a big accomplishment. You have lots to be proud of and many reasons to let yourself relax!

twin fibers said...

Merry Christmas, to you too!

Amber said...

Merry Christmas Jacquie - have a wonderful, relaxing holiday!

em's scrapbag said...

Have a Merry Christmas. Will look forward to hearing from you in the new year. Good luck on all your projects.

Marie said...

merry christmas to you and yours ...

thanks for being you ....

Poppyprint said...

Thanks for all that you share Jacquie. Merry Christmas and best wishes for what will undoubtedly be a remarkable new year (that will include YOUR book!!!).
Cheers,
Krista

Carla said...

Take care, Jacquie! My exercising has really fallen off with the cold weather. Can I just shut that down!!?? =)

nacyanne said...

Happy Holidays! Relax, I look forward to your blog in the year to come.

Seams Sew Together said...

Happy Holidays and I look forward to your great inspiring work.

Esch House Quilts said...

Enjoy your holidays and a little break. I'll look forward to seeing what you're up to when you get back :)

Fabric Fanatic said...

Jacquie, it's a healthy woman who recognizes that the plate is too full and is able to set aside some things so that others have room to breathe. Mixed metaphors I know, but true. Good for YOU!
We'll still be here when you get back refreshed and renewed.
Merry merry, joy joy!

Diane said...

Jacquie,

I am so glad you are taking a break and be able to enjoy your time. Everyone can't be "Super Woman", I know as I am feeling that way right now, myself!
Have a great Christmas! See you next year!

Sarah Craig said...

Merry Christmas, Jacquie! Have a wonderful, peaceful, restful holiday and we'll see you next year!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Merry Christmas Jacquie! Take care of yourself and your family and have some relaxing time for you!

Deb said...

Yeah, life just gets in the way sometimes doesn't it. I took a break from blogging for a couple of years. It really took the pressure off!! Merry Christmas to you and enjoy some "you" time. See you again some time in the New Year maybe.

Sarahby said...

Sorry to hear you're overwhelmed. Enjoy your break a little bit but not too much can't wait to have you back!

Marit said...

Have a lovely, well deserved holiday break, Jacquie.
Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
; )

(have to tell you, the word verification says
restsmum ; ))

Miriam said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jacquie!!
Enjoy your break and take time to relax and re energise.

MightyMom said...

yeah, I kinda did the same thing all last month! only mine wasn't intentional! that makes you smarter huh?

Merry christmas my dear friend.
enjoy your family this week!

Barb said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
I'll miss you while you are away, but everyone needs a break. Enjoy it!
See you next year!

Angie said...

Happy Holidays! Enjoy the break, see you back in the blog world in 2011 :)

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you do find the time to relax and enjoy. I will await your return for doses of inspiration.

Deb said...

I am in favor of blog breaks! Enjoy it and have a merry slightly-less-stressed Christmas!

Suzanne said...

Wishing you a relaxing and rejuvenating Christmas and New Year with your family.

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Blessings! You can bet that we'll be here when you get back! That's the way it works :0) Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you and yours. Sarah

Victoria said...

Totally understandable, and truthfully refreshing to hear. (Sometimes when I see others who look like they can do it all, I wonder how... and what must be wrong with me? I can't come close to these superwoman feats of juggling it all.)

Enjoy your break, and have a wonderful Christmas!

Nathalie said...

Merry Christmas to you, also. Have a great blog-break and I am looking forward to your "ramblings" in the new year.

skye said...

Have a beautiful & peaceful holiday season! Thanks for all that you do!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a wise heart you have, Jacquie...have a blessed, peaceful, and inspiring Christmas and New Year!
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

Pauline said...

have a great relaxing time jacquie, hope chrissy was great..we will be patient..is all good..rofl
cheers

manos de chicureo said...

Jacquie, No eres la Ășnica persona con tanto trabajo y compromiso. A veces siento lo mismo que tu y me dan ganas de hacer "Raising the White Flag".
Felices Fiestas para ti y familia.
Estaré atenta a tu regreso al blog.
Un abrazo,
Yasmin
www.patchworkmipasion.blogspot.com

Patty S. said...

Thank you for taking care of yourself, Jacquie! NO APOLOGIES EITHER! Hope you are resting and taking care of your soul as well.

Arita said...

Thank you so much for all the hard you have put in this year. Take care and looking forward to hearing from you in 2011.

pioneervalleygirl said...

I'm trying very hard to learn about discretion being the better part of valor. Good for you for making a choice, and taking the time you need. Have a restful holiday.

Shari said...

Hi Jacquie

So glad you are having a break from the computer and blogging. You give so much of yourself and you do need to take the time to recharge and re-assess your goals.

So tell your husband and your kids that they have to give you really big hugs on behalf of all your blogging friends who would love to do it in person. And next time you have a moment to pause, see if you can feel all the warm, affectionate vibes coming your way from all around the world.

Hugs - Shari

Liz said...

Enjoy your time away!

amandajean said...

enjoy your break! i can only imagine the relief you will feel when your deadlines are done. hang in there!

Kelli said...

I've been on a break too, so I'm just reading this, but Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Jacqui! Thank you for being such an inspiration and a sharing person!
kelli

Diane said...

I am really missing your blog! Are you writing a book?????