CPS article publishing news + some random

Well. Life got a little full there for a while. I’ve finished my scheduled chemo treatments and will find out the first week in october if I’m in remission. But it’s knocked me back so I’ve been concentrating on just being. Resting and watching lots of bad TV (Storage Wars, anyone?). Leaves not much to talk about on the blog but now that I’m feeling a little more fiesty, it’s time to get back to it. So here’s some random:

(1) I am proud to have an article in the current Cloth Paper Scissors issue on “Hand Stitched Diaries”. Carter is thrilled. Do pick up a copy, it’s chock full of some wonderful mixed media art that is sure to inspire!


(2) In case you were wondering, yes, I did draw two winners for the book/thread giveaway in the last post. Both winners requested that I don’t publish their names, which I understand since the internet does tend to give away a lot of information, so I’ve respected that request. But they are in possession of their books and threads and I imagine there is mixed media frenzy flying about their homes as we speak.

(3) I’m over summer. I’m ready for snow. Seriously. I live in Michigan and it feels more like I live near a swamp in the south. Hot and beyond humid. Bring on the cold and pumpkin spice everything. It’s time.

(4) I’ve been thinking a lot about my studio and my inability over the years to make it the mecca of my dreams. Once I’m over my latest chemo funk, I’m going to make it my project to help regain my stamina. But this is such a battle, never seems to get finished. As soon as I rearrange and clean and get it looking good I start thinking about how it would be better if I did this or that. It’s a like a vortex devoid of any kind of reason.

That’s all I have right now. Everything is just sort of slow and resting and waiting for my body to catch up to my brain. It’ll get there. 🙂

15 thoughts on “CPS article publishing news + some random

  1. Linda says:

    Hi! Chris Wark is replaying his Square One Healing Cancer Coaching Program right now. It has some valuable info. Go to chrisbeatcancer.com and check it out. Hope you are healing well!

  2. Barbie Z says:

    Lynn, Congratulations on completing chemo but give your body time to heal and recover. “Chemo brain” is real and the fatigue can be disabling for months. I am an RN and I assure you that you WILL start to develop more energy and focus but be gentle with yourself for now. 🙂

  3. Maggi says:

    I just re-did my workspace (again!), and understand your frustration. Mine was done after recovery from back surgery. Took out lots of stuff I hadn’t used in one year and put it all in one tub. Rearranged what I had left, putting those things I use all the time in close-by storage. Then I left the tub in the room, trying to see if I had been too “clean-crazy” . So far, everything is still in the tub. Some good decisions have been made. Hope that helps your thought process as you rest and heal. That is your most important job right now. May you continue to recover well with good news when you see the doctor next.

  4. Maisie says:

    Ah yes, work space as the “mecca of my dreams!” Perfectly expressed.
    I wish you that –and all who have a creative spirit (isn’t that everyone??)!

  5. Regina Dunn says:

    Congratulations on completing chemo. I hope you get good results from your tests. If you need good tv and like the British take on things, try Acorn TV. Lots of good mysteries and comedies. Best to you.

  6. sue says:

    “It’s like a vortex devoid of any kind of reason.”

    Now that is one sentence loaded with truth and possibilities!

    Peace and strength to you.

  7. Bethany Garner says:

    Hi Lynn… thinking of you all the time. Glad to hear you are finished and on the mend. Do take it very easy. The chemo funk is long lasting. I know – three years out! Focus on fun small things just for YOU!
    Loving finishing up making small pieces of art with the last of my 33 FQ of INKD – two quilts, some bags and small 12 x 12’s and now maybe some hexies for a new wall quilt for ME! Are they still available anywhere… I am in Canada.

    Bethany (a Michgander gal and yes! Pumpkin Spice everything!)

    • Lynn Krawczyk says:

      Hi Bethany,

      I have more of iNKED but it’s in storage so I’m not really able to deal with it right now. But should you need something specific, check with me because I may have it. 🙂

  8. Robbie Payne says:

    So happy that your last chemo is behind you!!! And it will be your last one!!!! You have too many of us praying for you!!!! Take care!!!! Hugs to Carter too!

  9. Barbara Fox says:

    Frustration over redo of workspace. I started in January and was able to create more organization through new shelving and reassigning spaces for a myriad of materials. I simultaneously am taking a 2 and a halfyear course so, the pressure was on to work as quick as I could to go through and cull the unnecessary. Thought I could do it in one week. Ha! It took me a whole month. I finish my course in October and I will be back at it. I’m passing along healing thoughts for you as you move out of the chemo fog.


  10. Mary Jo Kaszubinski says:

    Lynn I am wishing you more strength each day and increased creative adventures! I really enjoy your creativity and articles. Will keep you in my prayers. Peace and Love

  11. Tina Zappone says:

    I love your article. I have read over and over. The images are wonderful. You are inspiring me.

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