I'm way over due wishing you all a very Happy New Year or even doing a recap of the finishes from 2013, but real life has taken over and it's all been go go go since before Christmas. Work has picked up and I'm now running two classes at the adult education centre and I've agreed to take on the afterschool sewing club which runs twice a week at my daughter’s school so I’ve been busy planning and reacquainting myself with felt! I'm really looking forward to the challenge of sewing with 8 – 11 year olds and have my first session this afternoon. If it is successful I'll let you know and share our progress... If it's not, I probably won't mention it again lol :o)
So with 12 quilts made and a several small projects, 2013 was a pretty good year. The most popular post of 2013 with over 7000 page views and the one I still get emails for is the Migrating Geese Tutorial I did back in June. Tutorials are still very popular so I hope I can do a few more of those in the coming months.
Another reason for my delay in posting is that I've been rather disheartened with blogging at the moment. Comments are at an all time low and I can't help but wonder if blogging is on the decline. When I started blogging in 2006 my favourite part was the dialogue I had with those that visited and the friendships that were made through the exchange of emails. Some of those friends made some of the more challenging times in the past easier to cope with and made me feel less alone.
With many using tablets to read blogs, the ease of leaving comments isn’t streamlined and it often means leaving the app you are using to go to the blog in a browser to wait until it loads before you can comment. Even I know I don’t leave as many comments as I used to….so with all that playing in my mind there was a part of me that was contemplating an ending post and moving on with the times to instagram or the like, but that didn't feel like it would be the right direction for me personally. I like the blogging format…so instead of giving it up completely I’ve made sure there are other ways we can keep in touch.
I’m not on instagram, I’ve looked at it, but I’m not sure it’s for me… though I’d love to know what you think!
Until next time...♥