Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Commitments in my Quilting life

I believe that to be good global citizens we need to serve our communities and our hearts. I chose to start volunteering with the local Craft Guild almost a yeah and a half ago.

Just a few weeks ago was the annual executive meeting. I was voted in as secretary :) I have to do the minutes, which is fine but I also get to update Facebook and be a face for the guild in the community. I was thrilled to take part in the executive and love having more involvement.

They focus on all things crafty and even operate a cooperative. The store is open to the public 4-5 days a week. I don't get to volunteer in the store because it's open during my regular work day but I volunteer during our annual fairs.

I encourage you get out in your community and start giving back :)

Visit the LWCG Facebook Page for more info.

Just a pretty quilt I saw online :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

what i learned in my time away

I learned a lot in my 8 months away from blogging

1. I don't need to blog everyday to fulfill my blogging soul
2. I enjoy blogging so I probably won't give it up all together
3. Many of my friends and family actually liked my blog, even though I didn't know they visited until after I "quit"
4. Blogging goals on what I like to do monthly, actually made me more productive.
5. keeping a list of 250+ blogs that you like to visit was crazy and time consuming... so I'm just not going to do it! I may add and delete new and old favorites at any time... my goal is to keep it at 50 blogs and under... that way I can follow them
6. I'm not here anymore for the hits... if people visit that's great... if they don't visit, that's great too.
7. I'm not paying flickr a dime... it's great but I don't want to pay for a pro account... so things will come and go there.
8. I may or may not reply to a comment... I want to blog because I want to not because I feel obligated to.
9. If I take breaks... it's ok...
10. The best way to have a blog is to keep it neat, simple and to the point... this one is about quilting and crafting in general... so no more personal/family posts... not my goal to get into that here :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

That's Sew Mandy 2.0

Haven't decided fully what I'm going to do here... but I'm surely not going back to the old blog... it's been retired... that's sew mandy retro now if you want to look for it :)

I'm going to be doing some house keeping here... new template, simple, clean, easy...

Be back again soon :)