My favorite thing this week is the internet, especially quilting blogs.
I started my blog in November, 2005, but deleted all my entries because they were too depressing. I restarted on March 9, 2007. I posted a whopping 8 times in 2007. There were only a few people who knew about my blog and even fewer who read it. I read my niece's blog regularly that year and she inspired me to blog more (66 posts in 2008 -- I know not impressive, but certainly an improvement). I read other blogs, but didn't follow any regularly.
Then three years ago, I started quilting. My first grandson was on the way and I wanted to make him a quilt
. I thoroughly enjoyed making his quilt. So I bought a couple of quilting books, borrowed some books from the library, worked with some friends, bought some fabric, and made a few more quilts.
In January last year, I decided to look online for patterns and other quilting tips and somehow I discovered quilting blogs. I think I Googled "quilting blogs." (brilliant, I know). I found several blogs and started following them. One that I found was starting a quilt-along -- p.s. i quilt's pinwheel sampler quilt-along
. I joined it and loved it -- I made two quilts, the pinwheel sampler and the other pinwheel sampler (such creative names).
I found that the bloggers I followed, followed other blogs, and they followed other blogs, and they followed other blogs... and so my new obsession began.
Now every night, before I go to sleep, I check Google Reader for new posts. And then I check first thing in the morning. And then at lunch. And then again when I get home from work. And then again after dinner. And then again before bed. Everyone is so wonderful, they post all the time so there is always something new to read about (it helps that some of them/you are on the other side of the world).
So that's my favorite this week. To read about some other favorites/favourites this week, check out QIMP
's Favourite Things Friday.