The last few weeks I have been struggling about this blog. You all know that I used to LOVE blogging. I found it so nice be silly, fun, share how to do things and be serious. I am still kind of in shock that it all changed overnight. I kept hoping things would return to how they were. That I would find time to blog again like I used to. Time to read blogs and comment on them. But instead I find myself purposely pulling away so that I dont upset one friend if I might comment on another friend. I have met so many beautiful people in blog land. Many of you have followed me, coming over to facebook and keeping up with my happenings where I am. Many of you havent and I dont blame you. I dont like like facebook for personal reasons either. I have a personal profile I never use. Its just not my thing for that. But I do find that the platform works better for me on the business side. I have a group to sell the fabric, another to share paper piecing projects; I am in a stitchery group and a quilt guild. While I might not interact very often, if I need inspiration, I can click over, yet I am still right there available to answer messages. Having several hundred regular customers, I get messages day and night... and I find that when I am on the computer I am there on fb answering questions, and when I am done I don't care to spend more time on the computer. I have a family. and they are first.
Soooo.... I will from now on be sending out newsletters instead of blogging. I have my first one in composing stage. I am still learning the process so I don't know how to 'merge' you in without asking you to go to my store and signing up to receive a newsletter. I hope to include short family blurbs, etc.
I am also making youtube videos so you can follow me on there. I have a list started of up and coming youtube projects; they wont all be about paper piecing. Coming soon are some McKenna Ryan methods and twining, as well as paper piecing of course.
Stephens blog will remain... and I will be blogging more often for him.
The dream: which was always a dream before life turned topsy turvey is to write those childrens books someday. You all know its buried deep within me and hopefully we can make it surface again someday. I also plan to continue writing quilt books and patterns as long as the publisher gives the ok.
So, picking back up to the beginning of my story.... as I sat down to write this, I found the following song just kept repeating in my head. Blessings to all of you... but it is time...