Random ideas

Getting Connected: Phase I

logo_1Well, I finally did it. I started using Pinterest.  Well at least with regards to my blog. See the thing is there is a TON of stuff to look at out here in the cyber world. Chances are, you’ve fallen victim to surfing the web either into the wee hours of the night or some other time when you should be doing something else. That’s what happens when I go to my Pinterest account. I did learn about the google timer, you just have to try it. It’s a timer that you open in a separate tab or window and you set it for however long you want. This stops me from surfing too long.

Anyway, back to Pinterest and the internet for that matter. There is a lot of stuff out there and not all of it is good information; especially for a new sewer. I’ve said it before: anyone can post anything on the web. I both wish and am glad the web wasn’t so mainstream when I learned how to sew. Don’t misunderstand me, there is great info out there. The trick is separating  what’s garbage and what’s not. The best advice I can give is to use your machine’s manual. That and replace your needle often.

Next up: Facebook and Twitter. This being connected business is a lot of work!

For now, My Sassy Notions is up and running on Pinterest.  Feel free to follow me there.

Quilting

Sometimes you just have to share

I came across a blog the other day that I would like to share.  The Virtual Quilter is a blog showing computer designed quilts that are NEVER sewn.  I am always inspired by other’s designs. I use the same computer program, Electric Quilt, so that’s a bonus.  I went clicking around this site and came across a posting that I just had to link you to. Made me laugh, probably because it’s so true. I have done a lot of these things.  I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did.

 

Housekeeping for Quilters | Virtual Quilter.

Random Thoughts

Why I’m Here

I am participating with a group of fellow bloggers on a journey. I am not exactly sure where we are going, but I am hopeful that I will learn and grow along the way. I am also hopeful that my blogging habits will become just that; habits. So here we are on Day 1 answering the question, “Why I’m here.”

I originally started this blog as a place to document and be accountable for a goal I set in January of this year. I’m an admitted procrastinator, so having a monthly deadline would require me to let go of my over thinking (more on that later) and get something done. Getting something done today would be nice. 

My blog is primarily related to sewing, with an emphasis on quilting. I also teach and had been encouraged to blog for almost a year before I started. Long term, I hope to bring my teaching skills along with photos and videos to educate, encourage,  and support my fellow crafters. I am also a notions junkie and hope to review and demonstrate those that I love and perhaps those that I don’t.

Lastly, I am a overthinker. I’m equally left-brain/right-brain. I don’t attempt to reinvent the wheel, but I also enjoy working things out. I once took a calculator apart that wasn’t advancing paper just to see if I could fix it; I did. Fulfilling that need means I analyse patterns and techniques on a regular basis. Sometimes the light bulb flashes, sometimes it blows a circuit breaker. Whatever the outcome, I never feel the time was entirely wasted.

As Always,

Thanks for visiting,

My Sassy Notions