My blog as a conversation

I’m realizing, now that I’ve printed and handed out a bunch of calling cards, that I’m not using my blog as just a place to write about my feelings.  I’m using it as if it were a website.  I don’t give people my email address to contact me.  I give them my blog address.  And, it’s working for me, I guess. 

It’s an easy way to contact me.  It always has the most current stuff going on.  And, just yesterday, I set it up for email subscription, so any of you that want to get an email can sign up and get an email whenever I add a new post. 

It’s also a way for me to get my ideas out there and keep a record, and it’s a way for me to share information with other people.  And, for them to tell me what they think about what I’m thinking.  I get good advice from my readers and it can start email conversations and online friendships. 

And, it’s a running log of what the heck I’m up to.  I expect, in my dotage, to sit down and read the whole thing as if it were a story, and remember my life through it. 

If an apocalypse doesn’t get me first. 

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy science fiction?  I do love a good blow up the planet movie.  I guess it’s a guy thing.  Keeps me from worrying about some government posturing and blowing up the planet.

Anyway, I’ve been buying books about garment sewing.  From reading the blogs of other guys that sew, they are too.  Peter has gone and done it again and inspired a couple of us to make a suit jacket.  Not sure if I will get that far, but I at least want a new pair of pants and maybe a couple of shirts out of all this inspiration. 

I’ve also been reading TaylorTailor’s blog.  He’s pretty garment inspirational, too.  And, I just found SeamRipper Joe and, from the couple of posts I’ve had time to read, he makes sewing for men look much easier than what I do.  I’ve still got a lot to learn.

I satisfied some of my sewing need by putting the four sections of Rob’s Holiday quilt together. 


This has been such a fun little project.  Very quick and easy.  It looks deceptively complex.  Just a few more borders and it will be ready to…probably add to the UFO pile until after I finish the quilts for the show.  Lots of quilting needs to be done.  I have lots of available vacation time on the books at work.  Somehow, I see that coming in handy. 

Anyway, it’s all given me very itchy fingers.  I want to sew, sew, sew.  So, I’m taking some hand work for a four hour conference call this afternoon.  Heavens.  How did I get myself into a four hour conference call?  The only thing I know of that I can do for four consecutive hours is sleep.  

And, I better not be caught doing that today.

Be well and have a great Thursday.  Unless something really spectacular happens, I’m taking tomorrow off. 

I think I’m going to take the girl shopping for clothes as a thanks for taking pictures for me.  Nothing crazy.  Just a little daddy/daughter day. 

Or, maybe I’ll stay home and sew.  What can I do to get her to do something I can be mad at her about so I don’t have to take her anywhere or feel guilty about it?

Don’t say you never thought about it.



Michelle in Houston said...

You are hysterical. I love the last comment about Sydney. I recognize that. I took my daughter shopping this week (only 4 hours at two Target stores) and wore myself out. I have a rather low threshold for clothes shopping. We aren't done yet. She still needs more before she leaves for a year abroad. Peter's blog has me interested in sewing clothes for myself also. I'm thinking about it.

Megan said...

Rob's Christmas quilt looks terrific so far. Don't you just love it when simple looks far more complex? Score!

Sydney, Australia

Lakegaldonna said...

Love the fact that you set up your blog for email notification! Thanks.