Sunday, 3 January 2010

A New Year - and a New Start.

As the more observant of you can see my blog has been a little neglected of late. It's not that I've not been busy - in fact I was still sewing on Christmas Eve - it's just that I couldn't see the point in blogging about any of it!

Reflecting on this, I came to the conclussion that it doesn't matter if I don't get any visitors or comments left, I should just use my blog as I think it should be used - as an on-line record of my crafty outcomes and achievements, with a bit of family life thrown in for good measure. Something to look back on in my old age which believe me is not that far away!

Over the past year I feel that I have grown quite a lot as a crafter. My first Quilting Bee - SC3 will be coming to an end in a couple of months (mine being the last one!!), and because I've enjoyed the experience and especially the commeraderie built up between us - I've joined another 3!!

I've taken part in numerous swaps - mostly organised by some wonderful quilters on Flickr - and I hope to continue to participate in 2010.

Other bright ideas I have are:

a) sorting and organising my craft room - but I have to visit Ikea first for a table

b) make sure I link my blog entries to my uploads on Flickr

c) getting my own website - or at least opening one or more online shops (e.g. Folksy, MISI)

d) actually turning some of the mountains of fabric I have into something beautiful/usable etc.

e) learn to quilt in something other than a straight line

and f) those perennial favourites - lose weight and get fitter!!

I'll leave you all for now with a picture of the kids wrapped up in the quilts I managed to sew together just in time for Santa's visit (but they still need quilting!) but I promise I will be back shortly to show what I got up to over the last couple of months of 2009.
Happy Crafting.


  1. My sentiments exactly on the blog, I post what I wish and when I cam able....and I will admit I am a shocker for visiting and reading other blogs and not commenting , I have told myself this must improve......I often wander back through my posts ans see how I've advanced..all the best for your new year challenges and the kids look lovely all wrapped up i the quilts,cheers Vickie

  2. Hi Leah, I found your blog through your toy society drop. I agree with your comments, I am new to blogging and I always feel like I'm talking to myself but then i might get a comment and I'm as excited as a kid at Christmas. I like your view that it is an on line journal of your crafting journey. Thanks for a fresh insight.

  3. Hi Leah-- I found that a great way get people to click over to my blog was to put my flickr photos into appropriate groups & often, it really increased my flickr stats and contacts and people started to click over to the blog. I also love Twitter-- you can link your posts to hundred of people who are into the same things as you, and posts like 'my creative space' via Kootoyoo are great as well-- although I think Kirsty's taking a Christmas holiday break right now.

    Blogs are like photo albums to me-- they record stuff and just because people aren't commenting does not mean they aren't reading! My comments are generally less than 10% of the number of reads I get in a day. Some people are just shy!

    Happy New Year-- I can definitely relate to your last resolution!