My Declaration of Independence

I'm sorry! I didn't mean to leave you out here in Blogville all alone! I know that I always appreciate the blogs that I can read daily, or if not daily, at least regularly. 
Here's the thing.
I could say I really don't have much to say, but that would be a cop out, wouldn't it? No one reads a blog to get the latest info on world politics, or what's happening on Wall Street, do they? We read them to be entertained. Well, I do anyway. But lately I've been in a funk, and didn't figure I should inflict it on my many, many, (3) readers. Sure, I've done a little sewing, and I'll share that with you, but I haven't had the Woo-Diggity cheerleader attitude that I like to project.
I've been comparing myself to the wonderful, 
wonderful quilters out there, and I think when you start comparing yourself to anyone you can always find something that you lack. These people make BEAUTIFUL quilts, but they also make A LOT of quilts!! I saw a few blogs with "2009 Quilts" on the sidebar, and I thought "Neat! I've finished a quilt or two, I should do that! But then I have the, well, the quilt or two... and some of these chicks have THIRTY QUILTS OR MORE!!! Hello? I mean, it's MARCH! Oh dang, it's APRIL! See? It gets away from me! I still haven't put away the New Year's champagne glasses, let alone churned out a quilt a day! That's a lot of quilts! So yeah, I compared my two to their thousand and came up a little short.
But then I told myself that I don't know their circumstances; I barely know mine. Maybe they stay at home all day every day. Maybe they have maids. MAYBE they employ tiny quilt elves who do all the pesky basting and quilting in the night. I don't know. I do know that I work Monday thru Friday from 8 to 5. I come home to a beautiful pup and a beautiful man who deserve my attention. I wouldn't change that for the world. So, I guess I'm not going to be churning out the quilts like a Cambodian sweatshop any time soon. That's ok. I've taken off the pictures of my "2009 Quilts", you'll have to catch them as I blog about them. And I will. It's a quilting blog, after all.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

First off...I want one of those damned tiny elves. When you find where to order one, please let me know.

Did you realize you are a blogger that I look at and think...OMG...I could never do anything like that? You have talent girl.

So see, there are people out there thinking about your stuff just like you think about other peoples stuff.

I try to have a happy blog too. I have found that, if you will post about the bad stuff too...then you get help where you least expect it. And sometimes, you help someone else that is feeling the very same thing.

shabby girl said...

The Princess is a pretty smart girl, eh?
I love your blog! Put your quilts on the sidebar! You are so talented, you're the only one that doesn't know it. (although I think you do)
So my next question is:
Is that 3 fun boys, or is that 3 effin' boys? Hahahahahaha!

Janice said...

These are the nicest things I think anyone has ever said to me. And it couldn't have come at a better time! I can't begin to yell you both how much better I feel. I'm just going to be me, and not worry about anything else! Hmph!

Magpie Sue said...

Oh hurray for you! You can come to my nest anytime you want and we'll commiserate together about how everyone else gets so much more done and it looks better, and blah blah blah.

Brenda said...

Hey, what am I, Chopped Liver? I not only READ your blog, I'm a subscriber...hello????!!!! And if you feel like you have nothing to say, remember that sometimes No news, is good news! LOL!
I lost my way ywo weeks ago...my basement flooded; as if I really wanted to share that with anyone... but I finally did and I'm moving on, What the heck!?
I'll be checking in again and remember, I'm waiting on that Bloglines alert to tell me you had something to say and I'm coming right over. Big Hug! B=)

Brenda said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that I think your quilts are freakin' amazing, thankyouverymuch! I want to be as prolific as you when I grow up! So I don't know what the heck your talking about not having thirty quilts in the 2009 list. I'd just be happy if I had ONE the size of the ones you make!< LOL!!!! Maybe I can finish my runner by the end of the m month and then I'll have something larger than a napkin to post about, hahaha!