Well, this is a first .. I've been thinking about blogging, I've been talking about blogging, I've been reading about blogging, and finally .. here I am .. blogging!
This may also help keep my weekly sent Newsletter Update a bit more on the 'needlework' side instead of the"here's what's happening in my world" side .. although I hear constantly about how my subscriber stitchers enjoy hearing about the things I'm doing or stuff that's going on. They tell me it makes them feel like they're hearing from a friend, not just a 'shop'. And that's what I've always tried to do .. be a real person you can talk to and not just a brick & mortar place on the other side of your computer. We'll see how that goes .. I may still keep yammering on like I've been doing, and just do some different yammering on here!
Yeah - it's early here. I woke up about 4am, tried to fall back asleep, and gave up that idea around 5am. Got up, drank coffee, ate cereal, and talked a bit with Dave. He's ALWAYS up by 4am ... such a morning person. Actually, when I say I talked a bit with him, HE talked and I tried to nod and/or smile at what I thought would be the appropriate places. I'm NOT a morning person! But since I was up .. decided to come into the shop and see what I could get done while it was quiet .. and believe you me .. it's quiet here at 6:30am! I guess that's one of the major differences with having my shop within 5 minutes of my home and not a half hour away in Davison anymore. It's not a problem to run to the shop. And, I actually ENJOY coming to the shop .. the problems are gone, the headaches are gone, the stiffness in my neck is gone, and I smile a LOT anymore. This moving of the shop was the best thing I could ever have done!!
And, it's snowing here too. I'm one of the weird Michigan people who actually LIKES the snow, and expects it to happen every year. Most in this southern part of the state seem to be totally surprised that there is snow falling in the winter .. and obviously forget how to drive in it, not only from winter to winter season, but also from snowfall to snowfall. Gee .. all you have to do is go a bit slower and take your foot off the gas pedal first before you think about slamming your foot on the brake pedal!
I plan on posting my stitching projects here, as well as my felting projects - both needle felting and wet felting. Just have to get the pictures transferred from my camera into this computer first. As for the pictures that ARE showing here now, and by that I mean the "folk art pictures', this is another of my absolute loves! I'm a huge follower of the primitive and folk artists you'll be seeing featured here. I also plan on talking about what I'm reading (what a delimna - do I stitch or do I read?) or want to read or thought about reading. Another passion! That's why I'm running in circles most of the time I think .. do I want to watch a movie (the kind you have to watch and not just listen to)? Do I want to read a book, other than the book I'm reading when I'm in bed trying to fall asleep every night? Do I want to stitch? How about doing all those punch needle projects I've surrounded myself with? Felting? I'm having a BLAST scupting dolls and animals and whatever with wool, and then there's making my bowls and vases and coasters doing wet felting. I'm surrounded by too much to do and not enough time to do it in (along with updating my website, adding to my catalog, doing a weekly newsletter, and now ... blogging! What was I thinking? Deb, the overachiever