Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Room for another??

Hello Blogland!!

I've long wanted to start a blog...and actually did briefly a couple years ago. Due to some personal issues tho, I abandoned it almost as soon as I began. So, that first attempt was a brief one. Lets consider this take 2.

I love to sew and sew a bit of everything...quilts, bags, home decor, some clothing and any other items & accessories that are needed or useful around the house. I am mostly self taught and have never taken a sewing class. I've learned from good ole trial and error (along with the internet of course. ;) My methods may not always be correct and proper, but they work for me. One of my favorite styles is patchwork and I tend to favor the more modern patterns and colors.  I am also addicted to love Pinterest and spend too much time surfing around the net. This is starting to leave me with a lengthy 'to do' list. All you Pinter~freaks will know what I'm talking about!

You will usually find me working on several different things at once. I often have a couple quilts that I'm working on blocks for, as well as little quick~ish projects that I work on between them. I have a bit of a short attention span. Doing more than one thing at a time tends to keep me from getting bored/never finishing and keeps my WIP list at a more manageable level.  So, I'm hoping this blog will also hold me a little more accountable to finish things...so I can move on to the next thing on my 'to do' list!

The biggest reason I wanted to start a blog is that I need a place to catalog my sewing life...a journal of sorts. I want a place to write about and show the things that I make. I've been reading blogs for years and years, so naturally a blog of my own would be a great answer. I hope it will make it easier to look back and see that I have indeed improved and tried new things. It will also be easier to see and remember all the things I've made. And, maybe, it will give others some inspiration as well. I know I've gotten my fair share from others' blogs over the years. Now, I just need to get better about taking photos of the things I make.

I will give you all one warning. I tend to be a very casual, go-with-the-flow kinda girl and my writing will reflect this I'm sure. I write the way I speak most of the time so be prepared for incorrect terms, words, etc. and some net lingo and emotes thrown in for good measure. I love words like wonky (I used it long before it became a sewing style!!!), kerfunky, bumbled, bobbled, and any other possibly-made-up word that makes me smile. My grammar is certainly not always correct. I try, and do appreciate good grammar, I just don't always have it. If you're a member of the grammar police, a small disclaimer: I'm not responsible for any health crises that may arise from reading here. Consider yourself warned! *grin*

So, do you think there's room for another sewing blog? Can I take up a little corner of blogland?

I hope you'll stop back and take a look around, leave some comments, say hello. Oh, and if you notice me dragging my feet at all...give me a nudge to finish something.

** ETA ~  This was my original post from the WordPress blog where I started. After just the one post and some fiddling around, I decided to move here. I loved WordPress's dashboard (much more than Blogger's . . .) however, I was terribly disappointed with my lack of customization options. I do not want to pay to do simple things like changing some colors & fonts or moving a search bar. So...hello Blogger! Cheers! **

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