Thursday, 10 November 2011

My very first Blog post

This is my attempt to join the blogging world.
I had recently come across a blog where a group of patchworkers get together and make a project-- called SAL. I enquired about joining and was told that I had to have a blog to be part of the group. The person I had contacted is called "Chookyblue". Before I knew it, I was getting encouraging emails from her to take the plunge and form my own blog. Needless to say, I was rather slow to get started, and got another encouraging email yesterday and a further one today, and I have finally taken the plunge. What I found extremely remarkable is that here is someone whom I have not met and who does not even know me, and yet has taken the time to email , help and encourage me, and even came up with the name for my blog. Thank you Chookyblue, I am extremely grateful.
Like most craft people, I have found that I need to sew or paint to help me relax and block out the stresses of the day. I started with folk art many years ago, but I find that I enjoy painting small things rather than large projects. I then discovered that I could design my own small things and get them cut with a laser cutter. That started me designing all sorts of shapes and I have made them into brooches and more recently, into buttons suitable for stitcheries and patchwork projects.  Then of course, I had to do the stitcheries and patchwork pieces myself, and it has just gone on from there. How I wish there were more hours in the day to do all the things that are constantly being thought up in the creative part of my mind!
I am looking forward to what this blog will bring--- hopefully, many blogging friends with similar interests.
And hopefully, I will be able to join the SAL group as well!
Yvonne.

6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

hey your here you made it online...............I am so very proud............

Chookyblue...... said...

always happy to help and encourage bloggers.........what goes around comes around.........

Lynette Anderson said...

Hi Yvonne,
Nice to see you in blogland,I will look forward to keeping up with your news.
Lynette x

Shiralee Stitches said...

Yvonne, I started blogging from the exact same story as yours with the truly remarkable same lady we all know as Chookyblue....she even set up the blog for me and taught me how to create a post....welcome to blogland....I'm sure your life will be as enriched as mine has become as a result....

Tatkis said...

Welcome to Blogland! It's very interesting to create your own blog.
Hope to see your wooden creations too!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Kayly said...

Welcome to blogland and the Stitch A Long. Looking forward to see some of your buttons and brooches on your blog.