I decided to try to get back into the swing of blogging again. Hopefully this will be more than just a one shot wonder of a post and if I stay away from those computer games that should be possible. One of the main reasons I want to get back to blogging is so I can come out of the shadows ( I will explain later).
Most of the posts I have done on this blog have been about the wildlife around our house and my quilting and crafting. I don’t write much about our dog Nina as she is almost 14 years old now and really HATES the flash on the camera. She is the only dog we have ever had that was not afraid of the sound of thunder, but rather the flashing of the lightning. The few pictures I have taken of her recently have been with my phone since it doesn’t have a flash.
One of my pasttimes, besides sewing, is to read blogs. I have two groups of blogs that I follow, one for quilting and another made up of various pet blogs (mostly dogs). I would love to write more about our dog, but not being able to take pictures of her and at her age life is a bit too routine, it would make for some boring posts. The pet blogging community is one of the most caring group of people I have ever known. I love the posts that everyone puts up (some of them daily). They are humorous, informational, and make you realize that anything you may have encountered in pet ownership has happened to one of them too.
Recently a tragedy occurred to one of the blogs I follow. I won’t go into the details but you can read the first post I read about it at Mayzie’s Dog Blog. I can’t imagine how devestating this was for this family and my heart ached for them. As a quilter my first reaction was to do something for them, but they asked for only monetary help since currently space is an issue so making a quilt was out of the question…or was it.
Shortly after this event many of the pet bloggers came together and started a chip-in page to help the family get back on their feet. Another blogger that happens to be a quilter felt the same way I did about making a quilt for the family. After discussions with other bloggers she decided to make a quilt and have any and all of blogville contribute to the quilt. She posted about it on her blog, the Dachsies With Moxie and I quickly sent her an email offering to help.
In addition to sending her some fabric to add to the quilt I offered to do the quilting for it as well and she accepted my offer. I have been watching the progress of the quilt top and all the fabric that she has received to add to it through her blog and I’m really excited to participate in its creation. Check out the posts on the Dachsies With Moxie blog to see all the contributions. Just scroll back to some of the older posts to see. Today Agnes (the Dachsies With Moxie momma) wrote on her blog about me so I wanted to introduce myself to the blogging community. I promise to post about any work I do on the quilt.
Well I guess that sums up my getting back to blogging. I plan to post about all the quilting and crafting I am doing and will be adding a gallery of the quilts I have created so far (some of which can be found in this blogs archives). I hope to get to know some of my fellow bloggers a bit better by sharing on this blog and commenting on yours as well.