|Super Tote pattern by Noodlehead, read about each one: orange, purple, teal.|
I also love finding new, inspiring bloggers with similar interests. It took me a while for get involved with linky parties, but have since found so many awesome quilt bloggers! But linky parties get kind of time consuming for me--I want to click on every link! See everyone's pictures! Comment on every post! Encourage and praise each person! Some of the larger parties, or days with multiple parties on them, turn into marathons of commenting.
|I used this pattern to make the airplane, and then added the contrails.|
And that brings me to the biggest downside of blogging: the time commitment. I guess I make what I want of it. I want to be involved in lots of linky parties, and I like to have detailed blog posts with lots of pictures, and link to all the things I talk about--all quite time consuming. It's worth it though because I use my blog to keep track of things, and reference old posts a lot!
|I made this dress for her last year, she's so much bigger now! But it still fit her as a shirt!|
Also the more involved I become in the online blogging community, the more things I sign up for! This spring I've definitely over committed--I volunteered to make a bed quilt for the Lala Salama 100 Quilts Project (which some friends have offered to help with thankfully!), need to follow through with my Pay it Forwards, joined my first quilting bee(!!!), taken on another commissioned TARDIS quilt, overdue making a TARDIS bag, mini quilt swap, thinking about whipping up a mini for the Panatone Quilt Challenge, and want to make a dress and a skirt for my daughter's birthday next month. Whew! My plate runneth over!
Basically this means I have less time to blog about everything I'm working on (plus a few of them are secret projects!). Everything on the list, except for making clothes for my daughter, are due to my involvement in the quilt-blogging community! And as some of you may have noticed already, I'll be blogging less and involved in linky parties less because of all that community involvement! But the good news is it's because I'll be focusing my time on sewing, and will have lots of pretty things to show you soon!