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Catch up on the day to day work I do, and the occassional thought. It's ok, I wouldn't subject you to all the gory details. For more of the handmade art and craft, jewellery and textiles I make and sell, see my online store.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rethinking the Blog

It appears I'm not very good at keeping this blog. Either I am not a good 'journaler' (is that even a word?) or I have chosen the wrong things to journal about.
Whatever the reason, I have not been good at keeping my blog updated.
I thought I would keep it to textile related items, or art related, but they are all intrinsically woven into the fabric of life. Well, they are for me. So I need to change the aim of my blog a little, and while I don't want to get bogged down with the minutiae of life, I think there are times when life events are part of the fabric.
 
So with that in mind, hopefully there will be more blogging. Some posts may be brief. I will endeavour to include photos where possible. They do make life more interesting.
 
Some of the things that have kept me busy recently:
  • machine quilting on my longarm machine. The number of customers I have continues to increase, which is very gratifying. This may become a sustainable income earner soon.
  • Son and dear daughter-in-law visited in July from USA. Along with their 4 children, this made a pretty full on and fun family time.
  • In August I celebrated my 60th birthday (there - I have now gone public with it).
  • And over the past few weeks we have been fighting this really nasty virus. And we are WINNING!
 

Twisted Fibres.

This exhibition is currently on at the Estuary Arts Gallery in Orewa and these are the 2 pieces I entered.
 
"I Did it My Way'
Textile Beads made from ribbons, yarn and beads.
 

 
"The Strong House"

 
Begun in a Creative workshop with Ailie Snow (wonderful tutor) 'The Strong House' features a different woman of influence on each side and the roof.
 
I hope I will visit this blog more often and add interesting events and textile art. I would love to hear from you. Comments are always good to have.
 
For now: another quilt awaits my attention.
 
Wrapped in cosy quilts, Helen.
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Hi hun, came for a squizz at your blog after seeing your post in KQ's email....pity I didn't know you were going to be in SA, I live here and would've caught up with you on your travels...hope you had fun though.

    As for your blog....that's the beauty of it being your blog, it's up to you what you want to put on it, if it's craft related or not....you are in charge of what gets put up, and us, as followers either have the option to read a post or come back for the next one if the post doesn't grab our attention.

    I try and keep mine craft related, but sometimes it doesn't always come out the way I planned.

    Keep at it, I'm not a diarist/journaller but I have managed to write almost 400 posts over the last few years!

    Hugs
    Naomi

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