This little blog is a funny thing for me.

I love keeping it. I hate feeling like I have nothing to say. And I would be crushed to end it.

But I worry about what I should say. Does anyone really care about what I make? Should I write only about quilting or knitting or both? What if my pictures are lousy? Will anyone leave comments anymore?

Ultimately, I’ve decided that I cannot worry about those things. I cannot worry about whether or not people like what I make, like what I write about, or like the pictures I take. If I want Hip To Piece Squares to live, then I need to keep this blog for me.


picking back up

So this is where I’m beginning at again. I’m working to encourage myself to finish projects that I’ve started ages ago…not because I NEED to finish them, but because I still love them. They need my attention, and not my anxiety of worrying that they won’t be perfect. That’s the way that I need to think about this space. I don’t need to keep writing because it’s something that I need to do, but because it’s something that I love.

15 Thoughts on “picking back up

  1. Would you believe that I just just found your blog yesterday and have been patiently waiting for you to come back?! I’m so thrilled that you’re going to continue blogging!
    You should write about whatever strikes your fancy. :-) Regardless, I’ll be down here in Ohio, reading and being inspired.

  2. Not sure how I came across your blog, but I did and to this post. Thank you for putting into words what I’ve been feeling lately about blogging. xo,

  3. I was just wondering about you yesterday… I get so much inspiration from your posts, I was happy to see this pop up. :) I do hope you keep up with Hip To Piece Squares, you have a very fun style and I know, at the very least, my google reader would be lonely without it!

  4. Yesterday must have been Hip to Piece Squares day, because I just went through my Google Reader and unsubscribed to several blogs that hadn’t posted in months. When I got to yours, I hesitated, then decided to keep it, just in case. I’m glad I did!

  5. I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a long time (still haven’t done it) but when I do I will want to keep those sentiments you expressed in front of me!

  6. Yes, that’s it exactly. We are not slaved to our blogs–we blog because we enjoy it.

  7. blog if it makes you happy – ’cause that is the only reason to do it. I keep mine going so when I am old I can look back and smile at all the things I’ve made and given away. Easier than trying to remember it all! 😉

  8. Andee in AZ on February 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm said:

    I am still reading you…welcome back and can’t wait to see that gorgeous quilt you are making..I did one from that pattern but I didn’t hand quilt it! WOW!

  9. I can’t wait to see what you’re working on. It’s always beautiful and creative! :)

  10. I stubbled across your blog a bit ago and I am excited to see you are going to start posting again! I am an dabbler who does a bit of sewing a bit of knitting a bit of etc etc etc so I love that you post about everything.

  11. Welcome back! Blog for yourself, that’s the joy in it. Great quilt!!!

  12. My life would simply cease to exist without your wildly crafty enthusiasm. I love to come here and get inspired. Keep on!

  13. keep blogging and posting. you have great ideas and i love seeing the stuff you work on. i am still pretty new to sewing so i love seeing what you make.

  14. Love your blog too!! I always look forward in reading it. You are very creative, write when you feel like it.

  15. Katie on March 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

    I check your blog every day, waiting for you to come back and YEAH you’re here!! Work at your own pace but know that you are well appreciated:)

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