Tuesday, November 5, 2019

15 years at Blogging

Altho I have been a bit sporadic of late in posting, it is still the blog's anniversary and I feel like it has been such a part of my life's journey that I have to say something today.
I started blogging because...why was it? Needing to show what I made, or get 'out there' to promote my teaching, or finally, just to have someone to talk to. That ended up being the more important thing.
I got the idea from hearing David Sedaris talk about being a diarist. It seemed like a good idea to keep track of life this way. Years and dates are elusive, but pictures tell so much, so blogging about the garden, the quilts, the paintings, and knitting really helped me nail down my progress and/or struggles. And to have some reference for people to find the trick, the easy way, or the pattern made it easier for me to help or teach.
As I look back over the zillions of pictures I took for the blog, would you believe most are from gardening! Not this year, which being a drought from June on made the garden hopeless. O well. There's always next year, I hope.
I was looking at my Ravelry page the other day and saw someone had devised a better (raglan) sleeve for my often made Mitered Diamond Patchwork Jacket. I wrote the knitter, Lorna, and she sent directions. I am sharing her version here on the blog, if anyone is interested I will pass on her method.
Today I am returning to my knee doctor, where I had planned to report how wonderful my knees are doing, until yesterday when I carried a heavy flat screen tv downstairs and it was just too much for the right knee, the one that is bone on bone. So I suppose we will talk about surgery today. I am looking forward to not having to deal with this issue someday in the future.
And in other news, I must tell you a wonderful thing...walking the dogs last night at dusk, I was getting them out of my neighbor's yard two houses away, when I noticed in the window, which must be the dining room, a sewing machine and a yarn swift set up. !!! Right here just steps away from home, one of us! So I took the dogs in after their walk and went right over to find out the scoop. The lady, Bethany, was not home but her dad who she lives with said she was at handbell practice! I told him I have a sewing studio set up in our living room and a room upstairs is a yarn room. He said, O we have a yarn room too. Amazing. And she drives a Red car...a Camaro. Red cars in common too. I am weird or what?
I hope to find out more later today. Wouldn't it be nice to have a fellow fiber-ist right nearby?
Stay tuned for updates.


  1. Happy Blogiversary! I've so loved following you're projects over the years and I'm glad you're still here sharing! I also have enjoyed the ebb and flow of what you're working on, a good reflection of life I think. Keep it up, and good luck with the knees!

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  3. Happy blogversary! It would be so nice to have a neighbor who worked in fibers close by! How fun that would be. Looking forward to the updates.

  4. Happy aniversary!!! A big hug. Ask for help when you have to move something heavy we are not supergirls!!!!

  5. I’m so happy that you are blogging. I do miss hearing about your garden and hope next year’s is better. How cool that your neighbor shares sewing and yarn hobbies. I wish someone near me did either. Happy Anniversary!

  6. Congratulations on your blog being right in the middle of it's teen years.

    How wonderful you have found a kindred soul only two doors down.