Today in writing class we talked a little about blogs. Just wanted to say hello to anyone (or no one) of you who might have stopped by. ;) I really love blogging and in the realm of quilting, have learned tons this way. Recently I've been more focused on my career/education goals than sewing, but I can tell you if you have a hobby you love, and want to learn from the best, blogging is a great way to do that. Blogging has made some of the biggest names in quilting accessible to me in ways that wouldn't normally be possible. Most of the big name quilters have blogs, and interact with their readers through them. I once had Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts comment on my blog because I'd mentioned her in a post. She is a pretty well known quilter who has her own pattern line, several fabric lines, a number of books, and I've read all about her in my favorite quilt magazines. That was pretty exciting to little old me, quilting my heart out in small town USA!
So to make a long story longer, I love blogging, and I believe it's possible to do it safely, yet get a lot out of the experience. Since I haven't a darn quilty thing share I'll instead show off my pineapple quilt block that I've yet to expand on and a couple of my antique sewing machines! :) (The treadle - the one you move with your feet - is from the 1800's, my favorite machine.)
P.S. - for those of you who might be curious, I'm close to my 4.0 GPA goal but not quite there...I'm still waiting for my Math Midterm to be posted, praying it's an A to help pull things up, but currently my GPA is 3.77. *Argh!* Still trying though!