My sister asked me why I spend so much time blogging when I am so busy. Good question! It gave me an occasion to reassess. I have been blogging since 2006 - that is 6 years of commitment to this regular practice!
I thought again about why I blog, and if I want to continue.
I came up with a list of reasons:
1) I love quilting, and photography, and I also enjoy writing. Blogging combines all of these enjoyable and creative tasks.
2) A blog is a quilting diary that I can read, and revisit years of projects started (some are even finished!) and connect to some great quilty memories. Also, when I give a quilt away to someone, and I know I won't see it again, it is great to have a blog post with photos and details of the project.
3) It gives me a great sense of accomplishment reflecting on all those stitches taken by hand, and with my machines. So much of what I do in my life, as a woman, as a mother, as a homemaker, and a social worker, is invisible work. No one knows the amount of thought, time, effort and life energy I put into these tasks, except me. But with a quilting blog, I can see the tangible results of my efforts.
So, will I continue my blogging habit in 2013? Absolutely!
Stop by on the weekend for Slow Sunday Stitching to see what I'm hand quilting (in the above photos) this week!