Thursday, August 9, 2012

Signing Off

This has not been an easy decision for me but I have decided to take an extended break from blogging.  For those of you that have been following along for awhile, you may have noticed fewer posts from me over the past few months.  My heart is just not in it right now and I felt I was posting just for the sake of posting and that's not what I want my blog to be.  

I'm leaving my blog open so past projects will still be accessible.  
And I will still be popping in on your blogs to see what you've been up to.

Thanks for all of your support.

Jane

137 comments:

  1. I understand... sorta feeling the same way... not sure what I'm doing about it yet. Will prob. keep on for a while - and then we'll see...

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  2. Dear Jane:
    I've had your blog in my "feed" for a long time so that I don't miss any of your posts. I'll miss your "voice" and creative spirit. Know that you'll be in my thoughts with hopes for your return.
    xoxo
    Your Blog Friend,
    Donna

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  3. Jane I will really miss you but completely understand! I hope the blog break will help you find a new direction. Maybe someday you will come back, but if your blogging days have passed, then they have. Wishing you only the best. Take time of yourself and please know that I have enjoyed your posts, your sharing of you husbands brave struggles and the chance to get to know you. Big Hugs, Linda

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  4. I will really miss your posts...I love all your adorable projects. I know it has been very rough for you lately and I truly hope you will find peace. Come back whenever you feel you can...take care.

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  5. You have ideas for "junk" reinvention that are above and beyond other makers. I'm always bowled over by your projects: you could be on staff someplace like Flea Market Style. I sincerely hope you are able to continue with your inspirations for yourself, and that they bring you some satisfaction, even pleasure. Grief can make those feelings elusive--and you likely have so much to work through as you try to find your "new normal" without your loved life partner. Many blessings to you.

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  6. Liebe Jane
    dein Blog ist wie ein Stück vom Himmel und ich hoffe Du machst ihn irgendwann für uns alle wieder auf.
    Ich wünsche Dir viel Ruhe und Kraft für die Zukunft.
    Gruesse aus Koeln/Germany
    ute

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  7. I can't say anything different than what was already been said. I totally understand the need to take a break from blogging. Although my loss was not as deep as yours, my brother-in-law, who I have known for 54 years, recently passed away and I took a break, albeit brief, from blogging and creating.

    I hope to see you again one day, if not on your blog, perhaps in a magazine.

    Take care,
    God bless,
    Marsha

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  8. As I am out and about junking I always see something and think to myself...what would Jane do with this. I think you are the most creative person I have ever "met". Thank you so much for your inspiration and encouragement.
    I wish you peace and enjoyment of all your projects and hope to see your name once in a while!!

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  9. I haven't commented often but always read your inspiring posts.
    Good luck and best wishes.
    M x

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  10. Hoping you just need some time to heal and rejuvenate your amazing creative spirit and that you'll be back to blogging someday. But if not, it's been such a joy reading your posts and seeing your beautiful projects. Best wishes!

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  11. Hi Jane,
    You have had some painful losses and I do understand as my BFF is lossing her battle with cancer...
    I'll be praying for you. I've thought that you should write a book about your creations/ideas! You have so much talent, why not write and book and make some money?! Just a thought!
    I will MISS YOU!!! Glad to hear that you will leave your blog open!
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!
    May your furture be BLESSED and your heart mend!
    love,
    deb

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  12. Love your projects and creative ideas. We'll be hear waiting when you decide he time is riight to share again. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  13. Hi Jane, we can all understand your change in direction. And we will all miss seeing your creativity and amazing projects. Thank you for leaving your blog intact. there are so many wonderful posts. Take care of yourself right now. many blessings, Debra

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  14. i am relatively new to your blog, but i too will miss your creative ideas for reuse and re-purposing of vintage finds. i have enjoyed visiting and reading your posts. enjoy your break, i know if / when you come back you will be filled with new and inspiring ideas . . .

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  15. I understand completely. Sometimes it's best to step back and heal without so many distractions. Blogging can wait. We will still be here if and when you are ready. Hugs, Marla

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  16. Just arrived....and yet totally understand. Life's paths call, we must listen.
    Be well,
    Kari

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  17. Thst's such a shame, I love your ideas and posts. I know how you feel though, I started my blog as a place for me to post all my favourite finds, my makes etc. however, I found that once I started to have followers, I felt compelled to post stuff to keep them interested, not me.

    Anyway, we look forward to your return. Enjoy your break.

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  18. I am so sorry to hear this...you know how much I love your spin on things. But I know you have had some heartache...and you need to take time. I will miss you....hope to hear from you occasionally.

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  19. I complete understand your decision, I know you've been through so much lately and need time to step back. You've been such a source of inspiration to me and to so many others, and I'll be missing you and your very talented and creative mind. I hope we see more of you in the future, but for now just take good care of yourself:-)

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  20. I understand - I feel the same way sometimes. I'll miss your posts and hope to see an occasional update!

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  21. Yours is one of my favorite blogs, so I'm very sorry to hear this. Your style and 'thinking out of the box' is incredible! I wish you all the best wherever your life takes you, and I too hope to see you back in the future. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers ...

    Patty

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  22. I so understand your decision Jane and although I will miss peeking into your creative world I wish you all the best. Rest and heal, enjoy tinkering without the pressure to post. Know that we will be here and over the moon to see you when you are back. xo

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  23. Best wishes to you. Take some time for yourself.

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  24. I sure hope you come back but totally understand the need for a break. I also thank you for telling us that you are taking a break and not just disappearing which always makes me worry like crazy about my fellow bloggers.

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  25. wishing you the very vest in your adventures ahead!!

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  26. Love to you, Jane...follow your heart and take time for yourself! The blog will be here if you want to stop by! I'll miss you! A BIG XO...

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  27. I sincerely hope you come back revitalized and ready to share your projects with us again. You are truly one of the ones out there I was always amazed with. Take time, find what feeds your soul, and be happy. If blogging is a part of that, then so be it....if it's not, you will be missed.
    Be blessed, jana

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  28. I am SO going to miss you, sweet lady. I wish you all the best and I will keep you in my thoughts.

    XO,
    Jane

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  29. Take care of you. I've loved your posts and found your ideas and projects very inspiring. Thank you so much for all you have shared.
    Joy

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  30. Jane,
    I'm sad to hear this, but so understand why you need a break. As you know, the two of us have been sharing our projects and lives with each other for almost three years now, and I will dearly miss you. You take care of yourself, and I wish you the very best my friend:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. I understand. We shared about this awhile ago. Best wishes to you.

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  32. I'm sorry to hear this, Jane, but totally understand!

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  33. Jane,
    I understand you decision.I will miss your posts.You have inspired me much!Hugs and blessings to you and your family!
    xx
    Anne

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  34. Ditto to all these other comments. I have been blessed by your blog in so many ways...thank so much!

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  35. Sometimes we need to take care of ourselves. It's good that you recognize that. Take care and I hope we'll see you again.

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  36. You will be missed and thought of often.

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  37. We're all on a journey and our paths veer off to other adventures that we must explore. We must simply continue to love and support and hope and pray for each other. We have all loved your creativity and your spirit and if you wish please let us know now and then how your journey is going. We get connected in this pseudo world and invest our hearts in the tales and it is nice to know how the story ends.
    Blessings to you dear Jane.
    xx
    Suzan

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  38. Jane I will miss your posts and great ideas that you come up with. I would like to wish you good luck and many blessings in all that you do.

    Danielle

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  39. So understandable with the past few years you have had--you will be missed!

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  40. Dear Jane, I don't know what I'm going to do without you! I love your posts and everything you make. You will be sorely missed, but I understand completely your need to take a break. I know your desire to blog will come back one day and all your many friends will be here waiting! Much love is being sent to you and you'll be in my prayers.

    Blessings to you,
    Janie

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  41. You owe us nothing...we've all been blessed with the generosity of you sharing your fabulous ideas and creative take on things. I do love visiting your blog and seeing how your brilliant mind works with the simplest of cast-off things, and am glad you are leaving it up so that we can come back and visit old posts for inspiration. Please come back eventually, but in the meantime: breathe, relax, heal, and refresh your soul. Take care.

    Maggie

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  42. Totally understandable after all you've been through recently. I will miss your blog as it was one of my favorites. Thank you for keeping it open and accessible; take care of yourself.

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  43. Oh Jane, I will miss your posts so much, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You need time for yourself to heal, and I wish you only the best.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  44. Dear Jane, you will be sorely missed and I leave you with these words 'If you knew who walked beside you on this path that you have chosen, you would experience no doubt and no fear'

    Take care
    Sumaya

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  45. I really enjoy your posts, Thank you. Hope you can mend your heart, it will never be the same but it will be better. My love and prayers are with you. Blessings, Lynda Dishner

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  46. Saying prayers for you. I can't imagine what you are dealing with. I will miss you and your creativity so much. laurie

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  47. Jane, I pray God's tender mercies will wrap you up and carry you through this time of grief and recovery. You are deeply loved and prayed for. We will all walk silently with you through this time in your life. Light WILL shine through the darkness again.
    Love and God's blessings,
    Nancy Dawn

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  48. I completely understand and will miss your posts. You are so creative and I thank you for keeping your blog open as I like to scroll through your projects and just swoon. You are an inspiration and I pray that you find the healing and comfort that you need.
    ~Laurie

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  49. Prayers for you my friend!!! I understand you needing a break but I pray you will be back at it sooner or later...

    Jennifer

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  50. Jane, I will miss your creative endeavors and knowing what you are up to. I can't imagine how difficult this year has been for you. I wish you well. Know that you will continue to be in my thoughts. All the best as you move forward. Hugs ~ Sarah

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  51. You inspired me a few years ago to try my creativity. I thank you for that! I love your blog and wish you well, and hope you feel the Lord with you in your loss! Thank you!

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  52. I will miss you/your posts. Thank you for sharing your talents with all who read your lovely words. I wish you the best. <3

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  53. I only found your blog around a month ago but I have been so impressed with your creative thinking with objects that would be considered landfill by some people.
    Having read back through your blog I am not at all surprised that you need to sit in some stillness & tap into your obvious resilience.
    I really hope that you can find some peace and new energy for your life.
    I am sure we will all be waiting here for when you feel you can return.
    I hope the love you feel here gives you strength.
    Regards
    Lush
    London, UK

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  54. Totally understand since you've had so much loss so close together. Take a break, relax, have some fun. I love your blog and have pinned many your projects, been buying rolling pins and pie tins, potato mashers and need to find loaf pans. I love the way your mind works, I never can think of the things you think of. Hope you pop into the blog every so often and just let us know how you are doing.

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  55. I hate to hear of your decision, but I'm sure it is the right thing for you. You are very talented and I look forward to seeing your creative mind at work. Take care and know you will be missed.
    Cathy

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  56. Jane, is it possible to scowl and smile at the same time? I'm trying it.

    The scowl, is of course, because I'll have no new "Aha, that's brilliant!" MamieJane creations to discover.

    But there are so many reasons to smile:

    I have hardly scraped the surface of your wonderful crafty posts; thanks for leaving them up!

    Your generosity has touched a LOT of us and I hope it has not cost you too much.

    Your off-the-beaten-path way of looking at objects has opened my eyes to new combinations and possibilities. Usually that means stepping back and getting simple instead of overthinking.

    Living your life trumps blogging about it, every time. Enjoy your family, breathe the fresh air, and have one less thing on your to-do list.

    Thanks for 1 scowl and 100 smiles!
    laurie
    threeoldkeys

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  57. Sure am going to miss your lovely talent take care and will look forward to when you come back HUGS from Ohio

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  58. As we say in New Zealand "Kia Kaha" - Be Strong. HUGS, Antonia

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  59. You have without a doubt inspired me to look at things in a whole new way. I have loved following your blog and others have already said it before me, but... I will say it again be well and take care of yourself.

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  60. I will miss you Jane. Your blog was truly one of my favorites... I know this won't be a forever thing for me too so I completely understand.
    Stay well my friend!
    Susan
    Homeroad.

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  61. Please know how much you have touched and inspired so many of us to create a special place in the world for our own family and friends. What you have shared is way more than you can possibly ever imagine. Please take the time to find peace for yourself. You are a very special and talented lady. Thank you again.

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  62. I will miss you... your posts and inspiration. Good luck and God Bless!

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  63. I have so enjoyed your blog posts, Jane. You have such a unique creative eye, a rare gift for seeing beyond the ordinary. I hope you have a sense of peace and re-centering when you're not blogging. All the best to you!
    Paulette

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  64. Thank you for posting all the wonderful items! it was truly inspirational to read the posts. Many blessings to you! from Ontario Canada

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  65. I always hate to see my blogging friends leave the scene...but I totally understand.
    Prayers for you to have Peace in your spirit and journey. Pat
    The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Phil. 4:23

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  66. as all others have said - so understandable.... I will think good thoughts for you and all that lies ahead...

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  67. Take care and be happy....:)

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  68. I will miss your posts..You have given me so much inspiration on re-purposing found items..Your ideas are shear genius to me..Wishing you happiness..

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  69. I will so miss your creative genius and all the inspiration it brought. i will keep you and your loved one in my prayers and hope that I might hear from you on my blog from time to time. I wish you all the best!

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  70. Hi Jane,
    I totally understand, remember when I ended my first blog and I said it was becoming more like work then fun.... I always think of you and hope all is well. Take care and stop by my blog when you have a minute and say hi. You were my first blog friend back in the day and I will always think of you fondly.
    xoxo

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  71. =( Will miss you Jane. Sometimes we have to live life and not be stuck at a computer all day. xo, Jeanine

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  72. I think knowing when to step away from something is a brave and wise thing to do. Best wishes to you!

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  73. I'll miss you! But, you need to do what is right for you. All the best!

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  74. Oh Jane I have wondered how you did it all. I can understand your decision for a break. I hope it's not a permanent one and maybe when things calm down you will return to us. I know this has been a very difficult year for you to say the least. I wish you all best sweet Jane,

    x
    Carole

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  75. You have made your mark in the blog world and inspired so many of us. I understand your decision to take a break from the pressure of publishing blog posts to satisfy your followers when your heart isn't in it. I hope this time helps you come to terms with your recent and significant losses. Thank you for all you have given us, your followers.
    xo, Vickie

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  76. Will miss your blogging and your creative ideas for junk and design. I refer back often to various posts and so appreciate your view on things.
    Take care and hope to hear how you are doing every now and then, just to let us know.

    Thanks,
    Quinn

    www.wingedheartart.com
    www.bridebootsandmore.weebly.com

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  77. Jane, I sure will miss you and all the wonderfully creative ideas you shared with us. But I'm glad that you are making decisions to do what is best for you right now. Take care, friend. With all good wishes, Gayle

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  78. Jane, You will certainly be missed...when life changes, you have to alter everything in your life. I hope you find peace and happiness! We will certainly miss your creative ideas. I will miss you with a heavy heart...patti

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  79. Thank you for all your incredibly inspiring posts over the years. You have no idea ho much I have learned from you and I now see items in a different light when I'm out thrift store shopping. I wish you lots of peace and tranquility and if you decide to come back to blogging, we'll all be here.

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  80. I will miss you and all of your incredible and inspiring talent and projects. We'll still be here if you decide to come back later. Take a break and all the time you need. Please know you have touched a lot of us and although we will miss you something terrible, we understand. Sending you a hug.

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  81. Your inspiration, creative ideas and talent will be terribly, terribly missed. I'm sorry to see you go but understand that it needs to be in your heart and soul to put in the time and effort it takes to make it feel right. I hope someday soon to see you back in the blogging field. Take care and God Bless. Lisa

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  82. Jane I know this has been a difficult time for you, and we will certainly miss you. Maybe after some time away, you will come back. Take time for yourself. But know that we will miss you.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  83. Jane, You will be missed, but I understand why you are doing it. Just post a quick note every now and then to let us know that you are doing o.k. I haven't been very good at commenting lately, just have to much on my mind, but blogging and reading is a way of relieving stress for me. Prayers are coming your way. We can never have enough of those. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

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  84. A vessel that is constantly pouring out must at some time be refilled. No doubt, even with all that you've gone through, you've poured out more here than anyone could have ever expected.

    We've been blessed beyond words that you've hung in there so long, sharing your amazing creativity with all of us. You will be sorely missed, Jane! It is now time to be refilled!

    May the God of comfort pour out His great love and blessings on you!

    Hugs,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  85. OMG girl, we totally get it!! You have lost your beloved hubby and Dad and you work full time....There is only so much time to go around, and you deserve to use all of that time for yourself, I just know you will be back you have so much creativity to share, but.....You will share when the time is right!! Try to drop a quick post from time to time just letting us know how things are going!

    Carol

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  86. We will miss you, but sometimes a blogging break is needed and I am glad that you are leaving it up for us to continue to enjoy. I know after my unfortunate divorce just a little over 2 years ago I too lost my desire to blog, so my blog sits rather neglected--but it still has readers and new comments. I've reached the point that I'm ready to blog again, but now I'm too busy with work and school (51 is too old for that! LOL!) But I always have time to read and enjoy everyone else's blogs. It's time well spent. So enjoy your time and see where it takes you and we'll all be here whenever you might decide to return.

    Cathy ♥

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  87. Dear Jane, your blog is one of the first I came across when I started this adventure of blogging and you have always been so inspiring with your projects and with whatever life threw your way. But you've been through a lot this past year and have experienced tremendous loss. Take time to nurture and be kind to yourself. God bless, Tammy

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  88. This makes me SO sad. However, I understand, because my blog has been sitting dormant for a year. It's a big commitment, especially if you're a perfectionist like me!
    Please take care of yourself. You've been through so much in the last year, so I hope you're healing a little more with each passing day. Watching someone pass from ALS is traumatic and hard to let go of quickly.
    I've enjoyed your blog so much, so I'm hoping you decide to come back again after a nice break. Just keep taking pictures or your projects, so you can post them some day! Have you ever considered a Flickr account? Then we could follow you there and just see your photos!

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  89. Sorry to hear this news Jane,though you must feel its time consuming and your energies are needed elsewhere at this time.Hope you return at some point in the future and thanks for letting us know!A few great blogs have dried up that I follow with no word of why,and it is amazing the amount of comments that enquire as to whats happened with everyone worried that some awful thing has happened the blogger! Take care and look after yourself Jane!

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  90. I don't understand why an obviously enjoyable part of your creative life must be extended into nothingness. I do respect your decision.
    However, I think there's a better way that you could benefit from like a once a month post.

    If you don't want to blog anymore, then consider deleting the blog. I see so many blogs that slow down, stop or take extended breaks that it feels depressing to see the skeleton's left behind.

    You have such a wonderful blog here. Please, consider not giving up. That's what your decision feels like to me.

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  91. Hey Jane, be good to yourself you have had a particularly tough year and go ahead and take some time out for yourself we will all be here waiting for you wishing you the best.

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  92. Take a break and relax and enjoy whatever your heart desires. Or take one big long nap, one right after another.

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  93. Relax, refresh yourself. I truly hope to see you posting wonderful ideas again soon.

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  94. Hi Jane,
    I will certainly miss your blog but ,oh my goodness, I completely support and understand your decision. I pray for healing and comfort for you and your family. Take care of yourself and one day maybe, when you are ready, you'll come back. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful and inspiring ideas!
    God Bless You, Jane.
    Fondly,
    Ann

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  95. Take care of yourself. We wish you the very best.
    Jeannine

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  96. :( You will be greatly missed Jane!

    Donna

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  97. Hi Jane, just wanted to say that I appreciate you leaving your blog open, I do love to come back to revisit posts and know that you always inspire me. Leaving is hard, staying is sometimes harder.

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  98. Janie,
    A good man once said "Janie I am starting to worry about you!" Take some much deserved time for yourself and enjoy everything around you.

    Kurt

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  99. Jane,
    I know I don't comment much but I have always loved your creativity and enthusiasm for found items. You ars so talented and you will be missed. I pray you find the rest and healing you deserve.
    Many Blessings,
    Tara

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  100. Your Talent will be missed, Take care of yourself! Best Regards

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  101. I also haven't been reading long, but understand as well. Will miss your creativity and wish you all the best!

    Maybe one day you will return :)

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  102. I wish you well Jane and look forward to your return one day (soon) I hope!
    Thank you for helping me think outside the box when I look at any vintage treasure!
    Take care,
    Sandi

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  103. I understand, but will miss your creativity! I wish only the best for you!!!

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  104. You have been thru so much that I think anything that you want to do is understandable. I love all your projects, you are very inspiring. I wish you the best and selfishly hope that someday you might want to blog again.
    Good luck, I hope time is healing and you find a new "normal" that works well for you. karen...

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  105. You have had so many life changing events lately Jane. Taking time to heal your heart is a wise decision. I will miss your blog and keep you in my prayers.

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  106. Enjoy your blogging break, take time to revitalize yourself. We will be here waiting for your return!

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  107. I totally understand where you are coming from Jane. You've had a rough year but yet you've continued to hold on and we appreciate you staying with us! You have an extremely creative and talented mind, please don't ever let go of your crafting. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas and posts that you've given us over the years. You are very much appreciated and will be missed!! Enjoy your life, have fun, and create~

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  108. Jane,
    I am blessed to have had the opportunity to get to "know you" through blogging. You are inspiring in life and overflowing with creativity. You have the gift of encouragement, I know I've been on the receiving end time and time again.... so thank you! Lifting you up in prayer.... dee dee

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  109. Jane,
    You have inspired me with you wonderful ideas. You will be missed! I found out about your blog from your brother-in-law (my boss) and have always looked forward to reading about your projects. Your photography, great descriptions. instructions and honest thoughts that you shared with everyone created a fantastic blog that I have so enjoyed. I know you will continue to create and when you are ready to share again, I hope I can be a part of it again through the blogging world.
    Val

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  110. I am the (former) Hiawatha girl. ...So I know you can use the beautiful surroundings where you live and the soon-to-come fall weather to rest, renew and begin to heal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have inspired many of us to look at the most mundane pieces in different ways. Take care. Lori Lucas

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  111. Jane I understand. You have been in my thoughts so much lately. My husband passed away on Friday after a 3 week battle with cancer. I feel like I have been hit with a ton of bricks! Blessings to you, I pray you are surrounded by many who love and care for you!

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  112. Well, Jane there are so many messages here from your friends who will miss you that
    I almost didn't leave one myself, but I did want you to know that I have so enjoyed knowing you through your wonderful blog and will miss you, lots!!
    Hope to see you back in blogland one day.
    Maggie xo

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  113. So sad ... I've just now discovered you and you're leaving!!!
    Hope someday you'll find your way back!

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  114. Thanks for keeping your blog open. I have truly enjoyed visiting your blog for inspiration and ideas. I love what you have created and shared with all of us out here in blogland. I too will miss you and everything you have shared with us. Wishing you all the best in the future.

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  115. i too almost didnt leave you a message since you received so many, but then i decided i just HAD to..while i would never begrudge your choice, i must say that i will miss your creativeness !! i told you before that our collective choices are so very similar, i swear if you came to my house you would think you were home...........we have so very many of the same things..if you are ever in pittsburgh, please please let me know, i would LOVE to meet up with you...best wished for wherever you turn now...you will be missed........

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  116. Take care of yourself, Jane. I haven't commented much on your blog, but I've really enjoyed it for a long time now. I'll miss your posts, but I understand.

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  117. Step away from this blog and rest. You have given me much inspiration and I appreciate that you are leaving the blog open. Take care of yourself. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  118. Hi Jane,
    I understand, we understand! We will be here when you're ready.
    Until then, take care of yourself and your Family. You're in my
    prayers my Friend.
    xxx Liz

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  119. Hi Jane -
    Thank you for generously leaving your blog open for us out here in blogland. I, too, have enjoyed your creativity, but certainly understand your need for a break.
    Sending my heartfelt wishes for peace and healing.
    Kay

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  120. Jane, I am so sorry for your losses in such a short amount of time. I agree with one blogger, that you should do a book of all of your wonderful projects. I have so enjoyed your posts, and seeing all of your wonderful creations. You have a lot of fans, that will be waiting when you are ready to return. Peace be with you, and blessings to your family. Take care.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  121. Thanks for all your projects and thanks for your time!
    Good luck!

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  122. Just letting you know that there is one more person who will miss you. But feeling equally blessed to have had the opportunity to read your posts - thank you for sharing a part of yourself.

    Wishing you only the very best!

    "Her" and Romeo

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  123. You will be missed.....but prayers for you as you heal in so many losses in your life.
    May God's peace and comfort and strength be yours

    blessings
    barb

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  124. Well, this is certainly MY loss, because I just found you today, and from a selfish standpoint, I wonder what wonderful things I will be missing now. But from a thankful standpoint, look at everything you have shared with us over time. I think you are just so talented and I can see from you former posts that you have had a lot of loss of family members this year. I'm so very sorry your loss, and wish you the very best that life can bring you. If we are fortunate enough to have you back in blogland in the future, please consider me a loyal follower at that point. Much love and God Bless, Judy

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  125. Jane, I will miss you and your posts. I haven't been around as much lately but I do check in from time to time. I have learned so much from you and been inspired not only by your projects, but by your kindness and strength. May God Bless you with comfort and strength as you continue to heal.

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  126. So behind myself that I just found this ... will really miss your blog as it was truly one of my very favorites. I am thinking the same thing as I struggle with trying make time for my new job, the kids, the house ... just everything. I will most likely be taking an extended break myself. I wish you the best always and prayers are with you.

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  127. I will miss you! I have been away all summer and have just started to blog again. I so understand your taking a break, and will be waiting for you to return....

    Lou Cinda

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  128. I will continue to pray for you my blogging friend. Prayers for peace and for healing....

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  129. Jane, I just found your blog and am totally inspired. I hope your muse returns!

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  130. I just found you blog today as a result of a Pottery Barn pin and oh my!!! I have been missing out on something wonderful!!! I hope time heals your heart and that you find yourself back in a blogging mood sometime soon. Thanks so much for leaving your blog intact so us newbies can go back and see all the amazing things you've created. I'm adding you to my blog feed just in case you come back...that way I won't miss you for sure!!!! Good Luck and God Bless!!

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  131. HI Jane, I just saw this post...of course you will be missed but so glad you are taking the time you need. Thanks for all the amazing inspiration!! Thoughts and prayers, Laurel

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  132. Oh Jane I can't believe you posted this a MONTH ago & I am only just getting to it....!!!!

    Its sad to know I won't be able to pop in with a glass or three of wine & read about all the new projects you've dreamed up but I'm GLAD you've decided to take a break....I have a feeling that so much of your life for a long time has been filled with priorities that have left very little time for YOU....Maybe by stepping away for a while & making yourself the priority, you'll find a balance....As I've said before....Well still be around....!!!!!

    I'll be over shortly for the GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT as Deb over at Talking' Trash calls it....I'll keep an eye out for you 'cause you NEVER know who you might bump into....!!

    Take care Lovey....And breathe....**smile**....Tamarah xx

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  133. darn!!! I just found you! oh well...I am loving your site anyways...gonna add you to my favorites list and hope like crazy you come back one day!

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  134. Was hoping you would stop in and let us know you are well :) ~

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  135. Just stopping by to say Hi and that you are missed. I pray you are doing well.

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  136. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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