I used to think that it would be handy to have a doctor and a mechanic in the family. As of this week, I would put Internet Technician (IT) on the top of that list.
Last weekend I had internet/computer issues to the point of tears! I had to restore my computer to the previous day to solve one problem and then another one cropped up. I couldn’t access my own blog from my computer. I could get every other website/blog in the universe to come up, but not mine. So after speaking to my website host and ISP (internet service provider) for hours, I was informed that it was a problem with my router. So I bypassed my router and went directly from the modem to the desktop computer so that I could work on my blog. So, no wireless internet in the house for the weekend. Then on Sunday morning I spent 3 hours on the phone with Netgear and finally got the problem solved (even though she doesn’t know exactly what it is she did to fix it).
Not the encouraging words I wanted to hear from my husband, but it got my attention none the less. I spend hours a day on the computer; checking email, checking Feedly (my blog reader), Pinterest, The Crafty Quilter, etc. And I’m not even on Facebook! I enjoy all of this, but I also feel compelled to “keep up”. I sit at my computer or with my iPad and I’m really not that productive.
I’m starting a different time format for my Sew Thankful Sunday posts. I know many of you appreciate the weekly updates and I’m glad that you’re inspired. But that is probably the number one reason that I feel compelled to browse the internet as much as I do – to bring you the latest and greatest quilting news. My original intent was to honor the talents of other bloggers and websites in a “pay it forward” kind of way. It’s now taken on a weekly news format that I just can’t keep up with. So, I’m changing to a MONTHLY version of Sew Thankful Sunday and it will be on the first Sunday of every month. Hopefully, that will allow me to spend more time creating my own content with new ideas and tutorials for you.
I’m also in the process of creating a new Pinterest board called Sew Thankful that will archive all of the previous featured posts so that you can find them in one place. I’ll let you know when I’m finished.
I’m not sure if this is going in the right direction, but I’ve taken the leap into Instagram! I don’t know what a hash tag means or how/why to tag people, but I would love it if you would follow me and then I can follow you back!
I think I’ll have fun with this and be able to easily share more pictures of what’s going on at my house and in my sewing room in particular!
Another upcoming project that I’m working on is a Christmas Sew Along starting in July or August. I’ll be giving you instructions for a row by row quilt that will also have smaller projects to make out of each row block.
I have an exciting topic coming up for my “Let’s Talk” series: sewing machines! I can’t wait to tell you about my experiences and to hear yours as well.
That’s all of my rambling for now. Thank you for listening and understanding. I’m always open to suggestions and interested in your thoughts. I really appreciate having you as a follower and a friend!