Eleven days in the hospital can drive you crazy

I'm back home after an unexpected stay in the hospital due to a complication after a routine surgery.  I'm still not allowed to MAKE anything, but if I don't at least TALK some crafty, I'm going to lose my mind! I made two decisions during the last few days that I'd like to share.  Remember the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge?  I was looking for somewhere to give my donations to.  My local Craft Warehouse is accepting them, which I believe they're forwarding to Doernbecher Childrens Hospital.  My children's pillowcases will be going there.  However, as I stared at the ceiling in the oncology ward of my local hospital, my own bright, flowery pillowcase under my head, the light bulb came on.  My husband and I spoke to a couple of nurses and the supervisor, and I'll be donating pillowcases for adults to their department.  They're happy to be receiving them from a former patient, and I'm thrilled to be able to give something back to a place where I received such excellent care.  I can't wait to get back to my sewing room!

My second decision is that I'm planning to open my own Etsy shop.  I'm going to aim for July 1st, but I might start sooner if I'm ready.  I've done some research, and I really feel like there's a place there for my style.  Lots of reading and research for the next couple of weeks, but I'll keep you posted on my progress!