Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Answers to the questions. The new/old direction of my blog.

  Before my Stash Manicure post, and the announcement of the Inspire to Sew blog tour, I asked questions to my readers about my blog. I now have a lot more readers but I'm going to go with the answers I got. And I don't like calling you readers. You're my friends, new and old. Readers sounds so ostentatious. Like I actually have something to say lol.

The next week has some big things for me, like the Inspire to Sew blog tour, you can win the book!,

and I have another Moda Bake Shop project posting as well.

  Most of you liked my blog the way it is, or wanted me to just do what I wanted to do. Basically it's my party and I'll, well not cry, but do what I want to.
I had one or two say they liked what I used to do before I was so busy with more or less secret projects. And more Little Bit.

I miss that too. So here's what I'm going to do.

I'm going to try to post more often. I won't be able to show entire projects but I'll give you sneak peeks. Hopefully it won't make my "reveals" less exciting for everyone. Or maybe it'll make you want my patterns more. Who knows.

More Little Bit, because she is most of my life.

  I'm also going to try to get back to working on the Le Jardin BOM that got put away. I think I need to start working on something for me, that isn't "work". Not that doing patterns is really the four letter kind of work but it does have some pressures that quilting just for me doesn't.

   Also, I'm going to avoid the temptation to not show you my silly mistakes and messy sewing space. I'm not some quilting goddess and I don't want you to think I'm trying to be.
I often have to move my projects around to find the cutting table. My sewing room is mostly in boxes from the move in December. I avoid housework to sew, or sometimes because my pain is too bad. And I fudge my seams when they aren't perfect. Really. Did you know you can make up 1/8" - 1/4" by switching the direction the seams go? Really.

  I don't want to become a blog that becomes less personal as I start doing more. I want to keep making those connections with people. It's why I started a blog in the first place. It's why I'm on twitter, and why I run Talkin Tuesday's there.

  I can't always respond to comments as quick as I used to but I read each and every one. They mean a lot to me. I really am an approval junkie. Product of being a middle child probably, lol.

 Let's take this journey trying to be a pattern designer together, for good and bad. Because trust me it isn't always pretty but it's always a learning experience and a chance to grow as a person.


Sue said...

Well, I am glad I found your blog, your facebook and your twitter :D.

This is great. I love your honesty about your seams. We all fudge our seams when need be. It's just that most people aren't honest enough to admit it :D

Will look forward to seeing more of your posts!

Your Little Bit is precious. Quite a lovely young lady :)


Anonymous said...

Hi, Cara, you just go with what you are doing, that's fine with this new friend.
I agree with the seams, it's not worth getting bent all out of shape over a less than perfect one!
Keep up the good work and I'll keep reading.

Lis Harwood said...

You go girl!! And definitely more Little Bit. Love that you fudge your seams too :)