I couldn’t move forward without at quick epilogue to the whine and cheese post. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was probably in a bit more of a funk than I even realized myself when I wrote it. After reading your supportive comments filled with so much humor I was literally bent over laughing out loud. You guys are too funny! Humor IS the magical elixir for PISSY.
I’ve been blogging for 4 years now and gone through several stages of emotional feeling about the whole thing. For the last 4 months I’ve been feeling extremely comfortable and happy about my writing here. I no longer pressure myself like I once did to be a super blogger. I allow myself to disappear as needed and not stress over the absence. The world will continue without Kathy Mack doing a blog post every day (yes, pretty ridiculous when you say it out loud).
I still have moments where I get a bit overwhelmed with having a part of my life being so public and out there.
All of that is balanced of course with the amazing connections and friendships that I’ve been able to form with so many that share my passion for sewing, quilting, and creating. All around the world no less. And sometimes just around the corner.
I wanted to share a couple of things I discovered in the last few days. It so represents why I love the world of blogs and the people that write them. A good reminder to ignore the noise and embrace the joy.
I’ve become friends with quite a few of my local customers. I met Linda at the last Indie Banditas Bazaar, she picked up an order last week and sent me pictures of what she’d made the next day! These are just so cute. You can see more of her work in her Etsy shop Today’s Baby.
Jan of Bemused posted some amazing photos of vintage quilts she stumbled upon at a Chicago Quilt Festival vendor’s booth. I’ve read Jan’s blog for years and she always surprises and delights me.
Sarah of Mostly Knitting wrote a post just for me and left me a link in the comments. At the end of the post is a YouTube video which introduced me to Tim Minchin. I’m in LOVE with this guy and his unique humor/performance art/talent. It lifted my spirits and expanded my universe a wee bit. Very cool. I’m always touched that people take the time to leave thoughtful comments and share something new.
Katie of Sew Katie Did posted a tutorial on making cushions with an invisible zipper. It inspired me to want to do some of that around my house too. They were also very pretty to look at!
All of these fabulous women are such great examples of loveliness and joy sprinkled around the online world.
Thank you to all of you that read this blog. I love you all for the beauty you share in the comments, post to your blogs, and carry around with you in your real lives. You make the world a brighter place. It makes me happy to know you. xo Kathy
Now a plug for an amazing freelance web developer, Pippin Williamson. I had one outstanding feature I wanted to implement on my blog. Those cute little thumbnail pictures that now grace the excerpted posts that sit below the main post (Yippppeeeeee!!!!!). My new WordPress Headway theme made it a bit tricky and I gave up. I discovered Pippin from a comment he’d left on the Pro Blog Design blog. He seemed like he really knew what he was talking about so I contacted him to see if he could implement this feature for me. He was as smart as his comment and extremely professional and fast to boot. I highly recommend his services.
I’m leaving the test posts up, the comments are too lovely to remove!