Bloggin’ for some me time…
I am not even going to do the whole “sorry I haven’t posted in a while” speech. I have just been busy, working, away, etc, etc, etc. I started venturing past my quilting and into the world of garment making. I have also been just playing with my machines (hello embroidery machine 😉 ) to see what I can create and have fun with. I just haven’t been writing or logging my work. And today, when my life took a hitter I thought, well, time to get back to my blog and have some fun. The good thing about a blog is that it keeps you a bit focused on what you want to work on. Admittedly I am spend my free time in very few ways – sewing (obviously), crafting, reading, family stuff, and video gaming. I am a gamer – and a pretty big one too. In fact, Happyberry is my main character’s name and it has stuck with me over the years.
Today was a good day. Work was good – no major catastrophes, and then i came outside to my car to head home and my car was dead. Yup – good and dead. Heavy sigh…. Ah well, what can you do? My friend was there and drove me home. I called my mechanic (and fretted about the cost), renewed my AAA membership, and waited. My mom and her boyfriend came over to help me jump start the car and I drove it down to my mechanic. He was pretty certain it was a battery thing and nothing too bid. Fingers crossed.
Which brings my back to my blog. I paid for this access and site and have some time to play with it. I might as well do it. I like talking to people and finding out what the are making and doing. I have a bizarre sense of humor and use sarcasm as a second language. I also like to post my work and point out all of the problems and mistakes. I believe that is what I am really good at. I can look at my work and ONLY see the mistakes so I just make it easy for others by telling them upfront about what will disappoint them. Just kidding! I have gotten much better at not pointing out all of the problems and actually, have reached a more therapeutic perspective about the whole thing. Mistakes are learning points. I used to fear making mistakes but now I am okay with them – because I will know what to do different next time. In other words, or in the immortal words of Bob Ross, “There are no such things as mistakes. Just happy accidents.”
Though I originally wanted this blog for quilting alone, I have spread out my love of things sewn to include garments and other projects. I will be posting about all of that too. I love it. I made a shirt last week (totally botched the sleeves, too) but I love it! I make it and I love it! I can’t wait to wear it. I will post about it. I started the process of another shirt too. The world is full of endless shirt making possibilities! Who knew of this vast creative expanse?! I will write about all projects now, not just quilting ones. And sometimes I will just vent about my happy little life. Basically, it is all therapy. Sewing, Quilting, and Crafting…Just blogging about it for some me time.