Lies Quilters Like to Tell
So many questions…..
What the blank am I even talking about?
Writing a Sewing Blog.
As with most Quilting Bloggers, I started this blog to keep a record of the quilts I made and to set goals. At first, I told myself that this was just for me. That it did not matter if anyone else read the posts that I wrote or seen the quilts that I made. It was just for me.
As time went on, I did long for a connection with others. Those who shared this
interest obsession. I am inspired by their work. Interested in their lives. We are all so different, yet so much alike. We are creative. We have that compulsion to quilt. We swoon over fabrics and notions. We go through the daily grind, all the while daydreaming of the next opportunity. To Quilt!
Yes, I still have a Quilts page, dedicated to sharing what projects I have made along the way.
Back when I started this blog, I also told myself another lie. That I would never not spend so much time blogging and reading the blogs I follow, that it would take time away from actually quilting. But this blog has expanded to include the focus of being social. And so much more. Tutorials, social link ups, hosting quilt alongs, joining in quilt alongs hosted by others, taking part in hops, designing and selling patterns, sharing my favourite fabric shops and quilting product sources. Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Bloglovin’, Google…..
My Online Quilting Guild. My friends!
For each of us, our blog is like a peek into our lives. We share our projects. Our triumphs and our mistakes. Our dreams and plans. Our life. Our hurts. Our problems and fears and our feelings.
Do you ever wander around on your friends’ blogs? Where do they keep the coffee around here? Oh, here… Maybe I can find out a little more on their Quilting Gallery page. Let’s see now… I just met this person. They came to visit me and kindly took the time to leave a comment on my blog. Oh, dang… They are a no reply blogger. To me that is the opportunity to return the visit! Sure hope they have an About Me page!
Maybe not everyone feels this way. Perhaps you are one of those who started a blog for your own personal record. And that is all there is to it. But I do have my doubts.
Are you lying to yourself?
Do you agree?
We need the connection. We need each other. And we do care.
Tell me what you think!
Linking up at the Sewing With Certainty series with my friend Jessica of Quilty Habit!
Come on over!
I’ll put the kettle on.
And you can check the cupboards for the coffee!