Wednesday, February 10, 2021

SAL Follow-up

 Let me explain a bit about my ambivalence about blogging. There are several factors in play at the moment, all coloring my perception negatively. I appreciate the encouragement I've received and will probably carry on, although not as consistently as in the past in all likelihood. 

The Perfectionist in me wants to do whatever I do the Right way. That means a consistent posting schedule with upbeat content. Which, when I stop to think about it, is ridiculous if not impossible. I am a human being after all, not a machine. And I have health issues that get in the way altogether too frequently. Most of the time I can accept that and try to work around it but sometimes it does get overwhelming. It's that health issue that prevents me from keeping up with the other bloggers I've come to know and enjoy. I feel guilty about that, compounding the problem. 

I'm not technologically inclined, and lately I've had to deal with two, now three, different laptop computers. Two entirely different operating systems. Aggravating at the best of times. Hopefully we are well on the way to stabilizing that situation, thus making it easier for me to be more active online. (Not that it has stopped me from shopping online!) 

Finally, I seem to have lost my patchwork/quilt making mojo. This might be a temporary aberration; I certainly hope so. A shift in the focus of this blog probably won't affect anyone adversely. It's not like I have a huge following. It just feels like I'm cheating the people who may come looking for quilting content and that doesn't feel good. 

So, there you have it. Having laid my cards on the table, I intend to stop apologizing and move forward. I hope you'll come with me in spite of my weaknesses. 😊 And, just in case I don't get back before Valentine's Day, let me leave you with a little love token I've just completed. 

Front:


And back: 

Just scraps of fabric and batting decorated with intuitive stitching, blanket stitched together. I'm finding these a very pleasant way to escape for a few hours at a time. πŸ˜‰


6 comments:

  1. Oh no! Lost your quilting mojo ~ I’ll help you look for it 🧐. And what adorable hearts πŸ’• At least, you’ve not lost all stitching umph 😊

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  2. Blogging is supposed to be fun Sue, don't feel pressured to write if you don't feel like it.
    I write about various things as and when I've made something I want to share or when I just feel like putting on some photos I like - so I'm not sure my followers have any expectations about what they will find when they see a post from me. I like to think they appreciate the variety.
    I hope you'll keep posting as and when you feel like it and not when you think you should otherwise your posts will reflect your reluctance.

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  3. I think we come here to see your creative endeavours, and if that's embroidery rather than patchwork, then that's what you're making right now and it's OK with us. If I don't see you here so often, I may be doing the FaceTime thing more often if that's OK, as I feel it would be sad for the friendship to peter out slowly for lack of nurture.

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  4. I discovered your blog through the SAL and for myself, I check out your blog and all the other lovely bloggers not only for their latest crafting projects, but also just to hear how life is in whatever part of the world they live in. I've learned a lot about your chemical sensitivity and can sympathize since I have a sensitivity to scented products, but on a much smaller scale. I cannot imagine all you have to deal with everyday. I hope you continue to post whenever you are feeling up to it but don't feel obligated if you're not feeling well. Whenever you post, we'll enjoy hearing from you.

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  5. Oooh, pretty purple heart! I love it. Make yourself happy. Make the blog do something YOU need it to do. Mine helps me keep track of whether I'm doing anything. And sometimes I'm not! Just because people start coming for quilting content doesn't mean they'll stop if there isn't any. They might, but they might not. I know a famous quilter who has done nothing but knit for several years, and is now into XS. I'm still reading. =) Just make it suit your needs.

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Due to my health issues I am frequently unable to respond to your comments but please know that I appreciate your thoughtful responses. I cannot respond to 'no-reply' bloggers either, much to my frustration.