I have been thinking about the difference between a blogger who quilts and a quilter who blogs and I have decided that the difference is huge. Know that when I am silent in cyber space, my machine is running. A 20 year longarm veteran says, “if you machine isn’t running then your aren’t quilting” So I must spend a lot more time quilting than blogging or using the internet. That is what it is all about. If I was blogging incessantly, than my growth as a longarm quilter would be stunted.
That being said, even quilters have to get away from the frame to experience life. Within the last month I have been on a camping trip to the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, New Mexico. The scenery was breath-taking. I did a lot of hiking and photography with the intent of replicating the pictures into art and landscape quilts. I visited the Taos Pueblo and realized that I have a passion for the southwest and I should incorporate that into my quilting. I also visited the local wineries and breweries, a favorite pastime of mine.
Recently I have begun to declutter the junk room of the house. I know what you are thinking, “does she mean the sewing room?” and the answer is no. Actually my studio is fairly well-organized. The room I am talking about is the school room where I homeschooled my three daughters all the way through high school. With in the last year, the room has gotten out of control. I know everyone has an area like that. I call it my elephant of a mess. I know it took a long time to create it and it will take a long time to clean it out, one bite at a time. (just like how you would eat an elephant!)
But I would rather be quilting!!