Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Blog Life

The blogging life is an interesting one...when you are a blogger you are connected to thousands of people around the world...and the world becomes smaller.  A joyful or sad event in a readers life feels more personal even though you haven't met.  The highs and lows of the quilt life feels like you are sharing with a girlfriend...and in a way you are friends with so many.  You also have to have somewhat of a thick skin because you write...but, is anyone really listening?  For me, it is the joy of writing and the connections I have made.  I do take time to freshin' up the blog...if  "My Blog List" shows a blogger who hasn't posted for 3 months I delete them because I figure if my readers are like me I like to know you are still out there...and, you do get connected and when someone doesn't post for 3+ months I wonder...did something happen???  I will sometimes add to the Blog List...like While She Naps or Notforgotten Farm just to provide you  & myself with something new.

You will also notice a new button on the Blog.  Friends Who Like Sue Spargo Folk Art this is a closed Facebook group but if you are interested in Sue Spargo, have Sue UFO's, would like to start Sue projects...join us.  The only postings allowed on this site are either Sue Spargo projects, Sue Spargo inspired stitching on other wool projects, encouragement and bragging :)  

Now that I am done with my little conversation...tell me...how did you spend your Monday???

I baked bread and cookies :)

Although I didn't spend time "quilting"  I did a little embroidery and also am making real headway on my Je Suis Paris cross stitch.  This project has been such a wonderful adventure!  I look forward to it's completion and the beginning of another.


17 comments:

  1. I found your morning conversation very interesting. I made a decision to unplug from my blog a couple of years ago however I still visit and try to comment on my favorite blogs. Often seeking the friendship that comes with quilting, etc.
    I spent my Monday working in the morning and a little nap in the afternoon.
    Have a great day.

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  2. Monday was my first day back teaching at our senior center, after being off for three weeks. I really enjoyed my time off, but was glad to get back to class and see what they all were up to and even what some finished, while on break. I did do a few small things between helping students, and have declared three UFOs to be done this year. Glad to see you have a support blog for those of us who love Sue Spargo. I will be checking it out. Happy New Year!

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  3. Although you've although you've designated Friday's as UFO day I'm working on mine as long as my fingers aren't bleeding.

    I'm hand quilting a bit out of the box...have done some on each block but need to add a bit more before tackling the border. Fingers crossed I don't have to frog stitch!

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  4. Funny Sue Spargo lives 5 Minutes away and I love handwork yet I have not started any of her work .. Maybe this will be the year.

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  5. Ah, Monday, you expect a lot of us retirees! That was yesterday if I have my days right - we finally had to admit the Christmas tree was looking sad after four weeks in the house, so all things Christmas were packed away, except for the inevitable stray that will show up in a week or two ... Quilted late into the evening.

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  6. I've followed your blog quite awhile, but almost never comment. So, I think I'll change it up for 2016.
    Today I'm sewing like crazy trying to get the 50 Allietare blocks finished for the Quiltville Mystery.
    Those cookies look scrumptious - I'll probably have to make some now :)

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  7. I love blogging for the same reasons. And I take care of my sidebar links exactly as you do!

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  8. I have blogs I follow and no word all year, then they post and I find out something happened, so sometimes I keep ones from long time blogging friends. Though I wish I knew so I could lend my support. I made banana pineapple bread, my comfort food.

    Debbie

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  9. I sent a request to join the Sue Spargo group. I am anxiously awaiting my first kit for the 2016 BOM. Thanks

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  10. I really enjoy reading your blog, but I rarely comment.... So I will try to do that more often. I'm working on my YOKO BOM quilt today and finishing up my 1st Saturday quilt from BJ's. This Saturday is the drawing for free quilting... Yipee

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  11. I enjoy reading your blog because I lived in Bend many years ago and your pictures remind me how beautiful it is. I also get to visit the wonderful quilt shops in the Bend area through your slide shows. I visit those shops every time I come back to visit. Monday I baked bread and finally finished all the star blocks for a QOV quilt I cut out spring 2015. I'm also working on wool/cotton applique Enchanted Garden blocks by Gretchen Gibbons. 4 done, 5 to go.

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  12. I enjoy reading your blog because I lived in Bend many years ago and your pictures remind me how beautiful it is. I also get to visit the wonderful quilt shops in the Bend area through your slide shows. I visit those shops every time I come back to visit. Monday I baked bread and finally finished all the star blocks for a QOV quilt I cut out spring 2015. I'm also working on wool/cotton applique Enchanted Garden blocks by Gretchen Gibbons. 4 done, 5 to go.

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  13. You scared me! It had been a while since I updated my blog--Life has been rather traumatic and hectic during December. But now that things are a little more back to normal, I may be able to catch up on my projects and blogging about them, too!
    Mondays are my regular "quilting day" with my friend Anne, and this was the first normal Monday in what felt like a long long time! I also joined your Sue Spargo group because I do love that style of work and may even be able to get to some...after a other things get done!

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  14. Because of your blog I am now addicted to wool applique and now know about Buttermilk Basin and somewhat late started their BOM they are so cute. I am right in the middle of the heartland but would love to come out to the Sister's quilt show but at least I get to see some of it through your blog! You keep me motivated and would love to be part of the aside followers even though it is mostly more advanced than I am.

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  15. Interesting I'm trying to enter the world of blogging and feel lost. I've retired and ready to start a new adventure. Wish me luck

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  16. Interesting I'm trying to enter the world of blogging and feel lost. I've retired and ready to start a new adventure. Wish me luck

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  17. As usual I'm way behind reading, and writing, blogs...but hoping to get caught up at some point in the future. Maybe the far distant future. Although you wrote this blog a week ago my yesterday was Monday so I'll just pretend I'm current. :) I went to see my brother yesterday. He lives a couple of hours away from me, lost his beloved wife last April, and rarely gets out of his chair any more. He's 74 going on 94, unfortunately. But it was good to see him and to hear his voice "up close and personal." I finished a small cross stitch project last night which I'll post about soon. It was a pre-made zipper purse (Shepherd's Bush) that was fast and fun. Hope you have a wonderful week! blessings, mare

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