Posts that I’ve been particularly interested in reading this week from around the blogs include:
Knitting therapy by block-a-day
Tanya’s story about what happened when she let her guard down
Mimi G on the good, the bad and the ugly of being a blogger
Kimberley’s post on what she looks for in second-hand garments and what she’s learned from them
Most of the blogs that I read are sewing/crocheting/dressmaking blogs. I love reading them for their inspiration, education, community, and ideas – and to see the wonderful things that people are making! But I also love it when people occasionally share personal experiences and opinions too. What we present on our blog is only a small part of who we are. How could it possibly be more than that? Most of us have busy lives and other commitments, loves, duties and responsibilities aside from our love of sewing. To step outside of the format of “what I made” every now and then is always refreshing and interesting, especially when you consider that it often involves making ourselves a little more vulnerable. Of course, the way that we respond to what we read is filtered by our own experiences. Thanks to everyone who writes from the heart, or who encourages us to think about a topic in a different way, or from another perspective. I love your work! “Ordinary” people who are completely extraordinary. I salute you.
But I’ll still be mostly blogging about “what I made” – until I have an extra three hours in every day…..