Monday, January 19, 2009

Better Late Than Never

Jacque had a giveaway her blog recently and I won! She sent me a sweet package. Thanks Jacque! I want to stitch up the Threads Through Time Mermaid sampler soon!

And back in December Kim had a giveaway of some Moda Nest Charm squares on her blog and I won those! Thanks Kim! I have a huge addiction to charm squares these days.

I've been having issues finding the best time of day to take pictures and finally just gave up and took them when I thought about it.


I have decided that 2009 is going to be a year of inspiration for me. My stitching/quilting/knitting/crocheting friends are a constant source of inspiration for me and they inspire me to do everything just a little bit better.

This weekend I started reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and I was moved by a line in the foreward about her being challenged to write a ghost story and how she refused to write just any ghost story, she wanted to write one worthy of the title ghost story.

I don't know exactly what I'm trying to say here but I want to thank those you that have blogs for being a constant inspiration to me in my crafty pursuits. Because of your blogs I venture out of my comfort zone(little Xs on fabric), I try new things, knitting, sewing, quilting, crocheting an intricate doily. My attempts may not always live up to my expectations, as I lack some serious skilz, but your projects give me the courage to try. That's big, at least in my little crazy world.

This year I hope that I can spread a little inspiration too. Not sure how, not sure when, but you all make me want to be a better stitcher, sewer, quilter, knitter, and I thank you for that.


staci said...

Blogs really are an amazing source of inspiration...and I find yours inspiring!

Siobhan said...

Nice haul on the giveaways, Melissa! You do inspire me, every day, to take joy in stitching, just the process of it and not be so consumed with the end result. Love you!