In the wake of several goings-on in the online sewing world (namely this article and a couple of shop closings) and my blogiversary, never have I felt more empowered to blog. My friend Heidi's post got me thinking even more.
A sneak peek of a tablerunner for Sew Mama Sew and Oakshott (tutorial and finish coming soon!)
Yes, things have changed. When I started out, blogging about quilts was just starting to take off, and by 2012, blogging was booming. When Instagram came around, things shifted a bit. It took me awhile to try Instagram, but I LOVE it. It has a different purpose for me though - instant communication, instant gratification (in terms of creativity), and pictures. Blogging, though is still my favorite part of all this. It's unwieldy and awkward to blog on Instagram, let alone try to write tutorials (in my opinion!).
Planning out my all-voile quilt backing last night.
That's one reason I'll continue to blog here (unless an unearthly event happens). I'll still be sharing finishes, works-in-progresses, tutorials, inspiration, and asking for advice as always. I said earlier this year that I wasn't going to force anything and I won't be. This might mean periods of lots of blogging and periods of little (like the last couple of weeks). The Orange Peel QAL was so fun and it was completely born out of something I found I loved to do - make orange peels! I hope you had fun, too! By the way, my Orange Peel class starts MONDAY at Pennington Quilt Works, and it's full!!! Ah! I can't wait!
Visiting the Courthouse Quilters' quilt show today at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ. What a pretty location for two buildings full of quilts!
The best part about blogging, though, is the community. I so enjoy emailing back and forth with readers. I've made some friends I wouldn't trade for fabric (that means you're super special!). :) So, thanks for continuing to read while I continue to make and share. Like Heidi so eloquently said, I'll be here!