First of all, there's LIFE. Just plain ol' everyday life that can suck up your time and creativity like nobody's business.
But I managed blog visits before, didn't I? So I guess for my second excuse, I'll mention Facebook. It's very easy to trade in the quick hit of a Facebook post for the meatier version of a blog post. Except for this...I've made great friends and strong connections through blogging. Facebook? No. Not really. In fact, no new friends at all. So I want to drastically reduce the number of times I look at Facebook, and spend more time creating blog posts.
Maybe you're feeling the same way? If you are and you're thinking of giving your old blog a good kick in the pants, read this article, aptly named, Why Blogging is Better Than Facebook. I like all of Cathy's reasons, but I like the Get Creative paragraph best.
Now all I need to do is follow through. As many of you know, that's not my strongest suit...
Anyways (or Anyhows, if you're from Pittsburgh), the last time we met here it was mid April. Since then it has been an absolutely gorgeous summer in Pittsburgh. Dave and I have enjoyed two of our favorite summertime things: Outdoor concerts and baseball games. Even though our Pirates seem to be spiraling downward, there are always the Pierogi races to give you a lift.
|Best between-inning entertainment around!|
I've also kept stitching through the summer. Last year Dave and I bought a home in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh - a cozy little townhouse off the beaten path, and I've entertained stitching friends there a few times. We've had lovely days with lots of laughs, and I've even accomplished some stitching.
|Finished in February, but framed this summer|
|La D Da freebie - Flag City|
|Finally finished and framed our anniversary sampler! Moira Blackburn's Scottish Love sampler, stitched on PTP Doubloon.|
Sounds like a good excuse to go shopping, doesn't it?
Till next time,