Tuesday, September 10, 2013

instagram, you sucked the blog out of me.

once upon a time i used to blog.  i blogged about my lovely children and about my loving husband.  i blogged about the fun things we would do, trips we would take, places we would go.  i blogged about the things i sewed; quilts, bags, pouches.  it seems that i don't blog anymore.  well, not since august... um, i mean june, (it's worse than i thought).  and it is aaaaaaalllll instagrams fault!

i have been making lots of things and taught a sewing class.  my kids do and say such sweet things for example: we were taking a walk last night and my kids were riding their bikes.  mr. H rode up to me and said... "Mom, i need a tiss (kiss)".  he is such a heart melter.  my husband started growing a beard for my birthday present (best present ever)!  i love a man with scruff.   we went to the washington coast for the labor day holiday/my birthday and had a wonderful time.  and most importantly, miss S started kindergarten!  nearly all of the things we have been doing and i have been making have been instagrammed... not blogged.  damn you instagram!

so...  i want to bridge the gap.  i love blogging.  i love the friends i have made because of it and i MISS them!  since i don't blog i rarely read blogs anymore.  and that is just rude!  i don't want to be rude anymore.  i want to blog.  i want to read blogs.  i want to see what others are doing and making.  i want to do and make.  i want to share.  i want to give.  i want to connect.

instagram, you will not suck the blog out of me anymore.  don't worry, i still love you and wont let my blog suck the instagram out of me.  i just need to find balance and reconnect.

but for now.  i will catch you up.  sorry if you follow me on ig and have seen these photos already...

OK, just one more... My favorite little bit. That @lusummers alphabet facing on the zipper. Fricken adorable!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand finito! @gingersnapsquilts you like??? @jaceynotjc you are right, much easier the second time!
Done... I love super scrappy interiors!
One down three to go... #healcircle
im still crossfitting...
Sometimes i wish i was just a little less of a #badass. #crossfit #crossfitmakesyoustrong #pullupssuck #wod
and getting dirty...
I've got dirt in places I don't even want to discuss! #bestdayever #dirtydash
and making more and more bags.
And the front side.  Added a zipper pocket because in this family one cannot have to many pockets!
All in all #nobigdeal. Thank you forge superior guidance @jaceynotjc.  Wonder if there is an easier way to attach the interior though... Kinda loving the super scrappy interior.  Exited to show the little misses when she comes home!
And the front side... Added outside pockets on both sides. Now to sew something other than this bag... Sure love this pattern though! Thinking of selling it... Any interested parties???
Sure is pretty!
Total pain but sooo worth it!
Hi, I'm Nicke and I'm a #supertote addict!
Finished this bag this morning.  Pattern is the #nikkibag by @ilikeorangetoo.  Going to open an #etsy shop and start legitimately selling these things.  $50.00 for this one if someone wants to save me the trouble of listing it! ;)

ok... thats enough for now...  here's to getting the blog back in action and getting the real camera out too!

xx
nicke