My dear friend Cathi at Quilt Obsession seems determined to find ways to
make encourage me to blog. She recently asked/begged/pleaded with me to join in on the Around the World Blog Hop. I think you could actually call it grovelling.
Here’s how it works….. I am to answer a few questions and then tag more blogs to continue in the fun. I tried hard to resist, but resistance was futile. So here’s my posting in answer to the begging/pleading/grovelling from Cathi. You can thank her later. Or blame her. I haven’t decided yet which I’m doing.
1. What am I working on?
Ha! At the present I am working on quilt blocks for my Bee. We exchange them at our annual Christmas party. And I always wait until the last minute to do them. Always. I operate better on a deadline, it seems. And I truly only finish when the deadline is tomorrow. Case in point…. I’m writing this blog at midnight of the night before I have to post it. Even though I’ve known about it for several weeks. It’s the way I roll. Without deadlines I probably would never get anything done.
Would love to show you pics of these cute blocks I’m working on, but alas. I can’t. The girls they are for are blog followers and the blocks are to be a secret. So I guess you’ll just have to come back here later and hope that I actually blog some pics of them after the party. Cross your fingers that I get them done!
But I’m also working on these blocks using my favorite process – Inklingo.
I absolutely love these blocks! I love the way they look and the happy surprise as each one comes together. Because you don’t know exactly how they will look until they are done. They are also loads of fun to stitch with lots of continuous stitching. I’m mostly stitching them by hand. Also my favorite technique. A bit slower, but I like to just enjoy the process from my recliner.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I’m not sure it is different! I am a pretty traditional quilter. I like the old traditional patterns and techniques. If I had my way, I’d piece and quilt them all by hand. But I already have started enough projects to last way past my life expectancy. And I somehow keep starting more. Why is starting something new so much fun anyway?
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I quilt because it is very therapeutic. Beats paying a therapist by a mile. Somehow it makes sitting and watching TV acceptable, if I have some stitching in my hands while watching.
And I blog just for fun. I enjoy trying to write something that makes my readers laugh. It just makes my day to feel like I’ve brightened the day of another. I also love that I have my very own online journal. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve looked things up on my own blog to jar my memory on what year something occurred. It’s nice to have a way of keeping track of things, complete with pictures!
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
My writing tends to all start with pictures. As I take the pictures, I’m writing things in my head. Trying to come up with something funny to say about them. Sometimes the pics just make the blog write itself!
Especially when I write about my sweet kitties, Panda and Pappy. I love taking pics and have about 7,539 pics on my cell phone. 7, 538 of them are cat pictures.
The weather turned cold today in Texas. We even had snow tonight! Snow that would be laughable to anyone living up north.
So we had our first fire of the season in the fireplace. And Pappy was totally mesmerized by it all.
Panda prefers a warm lap. She is laying on my legs right behind my laptop as I type. She is my little heater! And oh, so very, very cozy.
On Monday, November 24th, my dear friend and fellow quilter, Cookie at Cookie’s Creek will be joining in on the blog hop. Be sure to check out what she’s got going. She loves BOM’s and makes about 836 of them every year. She is a very, VERY prolific quilter. She gets things done. Even if she doesn’t have a deadline. When I grow up, I want to be just like her.
Enjoy the blog hop!