It’s be a while since I’ve posted. I have a good excuse for that. I originally wanted to take a break over Christmas to give some thought of the direction wanted to take my blog. My plan was to do nothing but just think and work on the Wooly blocks, the ones from various Quilt Shops participating in the Wooly Block Adventure. Well, what happen was something totally different and what I needed. As a result, I didn’t get very far with those Wooly blocks.
At the beginning of December I was scrolling down the wall of one of the several decor groups I’m in on Facebook and come across a wonderful lady looking for Beta testers for her new decor class called ‘Design Your Home Like A Pro’. Her name is Kate Hatherell.
So, I applied and was accepted. I then proceeded to spend 6 weeks, over Christmas and most of January, learning how to discover my own personal likes/dislikes in style and colors. This lead to a place where I learned style that is personal to me. This was really freeing cause I’m no longer bound to a designated style but one that is ‘me’. Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the class and had lots moments of self discovery.
This was just the push I needed to begin the journey I’ve wanted to take with my blog. Don’t get me wrong. I Love sewing and quilting. I also Love decor too. I know some people believe that sewing should be sewing, food should be food, and decor should be decor when it come to blogs. The problem with that is, I’m not just about one thing. By showing that on my blog, I don’t want to lead to any confusion as to what my blog is about. So my hope is over time I can find a way to take my blog to a place that is a true representation of me while maintaining a clear focus of content.
With that said, leads to another thing. Over the years I haven’t always been a consistent blogger. That’s not because I didn’t want to be. I haven’t really been happy being a sewing blog only. Bringing in nonsewing content when you name is Bumbleberry Stitches is stressing. Of course there is always the option of changing the name but I like my name. I’ve had it for a very long time. I know I’m being stubborn here but I think it fits me.
and…..aside from blog names and while I’m on the subject of content that leads to writing.
Writing is really a challenge when your dyslexic. It takes me forever to sit down and write a post. This post I actually put off writing. I wanted to write it weeks ago. It’s hard to get excited to write when I know every post I write will have a least 10 revisions on the short.
There is the also self-confidence. I’m always thinking nobody really wants to read what I have to say, especially if it’s not about sewing. What will the decor world say, they aren’t always about sewing. But, the desire to create, share and learn from others truly out-ways those challenges. I have a ‘never give up’ spirit that pushes me forward regardless (and…along with the support a very sweet lady), even if I fail. This is why I still have a blog to begin with and why I’m been contemplating.
So, I’m going to push onward, looking forward to the years ahead. To see where I end up and where I don’t. I also look forward trying new things and expanding on the old loves. Even if this means I do fail.
I’m not leaving sewing behind but expanding, becoming more ‘me’. I hope you will be patient and stick with me. Not every post is going to be about sewing. Food, gardening, are just some of what I’d like to share and have already. Of course, my love for fabric and definitely more needled art projects and home sewing projects. But, I want decor and some diy to also become a part of my blog. Things that make a home a ‘home’ is where I have set my goals.
Today’s post has been more about where I’ve been the last few months and my thoughts for the future. It is probably the most I have ever written. So, I thank you for visiting today and taking the time to read though this.
Just so you know I had 26 revisions of this post. Ha!