Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My first blog post!

Ok, so I've been waffling about this for ages. After all, my DH has a blog. So many of my online friends have blogs. Why shouldn't I have one too? A final push and here I am! I really don't know if I'll even have anything to say, but here goes! lol!

I know for me, pictures are an important attraction of blogs. So here, hopefully, is my first picture.

I'm taking an online class by Amy Mitten called Not for Us Alone. I've wanted to stitch this piece for ages, and now I finally am! This is just a part of what I've stitched, but it's the most interesting part. I love the ladies and the gentleman and dogs, don't you? Unfortunately, I've put aside another project to work on this one, but hopefully it will get picked up again -- I have enough UFOs as it is! Oh, and apologies for the wrinkles. I have never figured out how to get those creases out of a piece of linen, and as for ironing before taking a picture, -- well that just doesn't happen! I'm afraid with me wrinkles are a part of life!

I feel like all of a sudden I'm on a big stage with all eyes on me! Talk about stage fright! lol! One of the things I pondered a lot with a blog was what I would feel comfortable blogging about. It remains to be seen what I decide, whether I'll stick to just cross stitch or delve into other realms of my life. I hope this blog ends up being interesting. I'll do my best to make it so!

Anyway, I will be arranging my blog in the next few days and adding various things to the sidebar. Thanks to Siobhan for pushing me into the blog world!

20 comments:

Siobhan said...

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO-HOO!! I am so glad that you have a blog now, Margaret! :) Yeay. I love love love your blog header pic, and Not For Us Alone is looking great! YGG!

I found that thinking of sending out this commentary into cyber space made me totally blank as to what to write. But, if I sat down and wrote as if I was talking to a friend, the words flowed. So, give that a try. Your first entry is excellent. :) YGG. I'm so psyched. Woo!

Nicole said...

Your sampler is beautiful Margaret! I love your blog design too! I have you bookmarked now! :)

Paulette said...

Wooohooooo, Margaret!!!!! It's about time!!!!!! Blogging is SO much fun! And don't worry about worrying about what to write. You're either in the mood or you aren't! No biggie! Take Siobhan's advice - basically you're just talking to a bunch of friends, right? :)

Great first post, btw! Your Ms. Mitten class is coming along beautifully!

Paulette

Karin said...

WOW Margaret that was fast :-) Love your background!!!

Karin

Garden Girl said...

Margaret, you are a natural-born blogger! Great first post! It took me days and days to figure this out. Thanks to Siobhan and everyone else who gave you that little "push."

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on starting your first blog. I love the Amy Mitten piece that you're working on... I'm looking forward to seeing more progress snaps.

Katrina said...

Oh gorgeous piece. I love it. I was lucky enough to take two classes with Amy Mitten, she's wonderful.

I am so glad you have a blog now and I really like your template.

Deb said...

I'm so happy to see that you've started a blog. I'm envious of all the beautiful pieces that you do and can not wait for all the updates. Your Amy Mitten is looking wonderful.

D said...

Woot!

- DH :)

Jennifer said...

Love all the red and green.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Hello, Margaret! I am so happy to see you blogging! You are one of the stitchers I most admire and I can't wait to follow your blogging adventures! Your Amy Mitten is gorgeous, as is all you do! Love your background and have added you on my blogroll and will be checking in often. Be careful, it's addictive!
Peace,
Terri

Yuko said...

Hi Margaret,
Thanks for your visit to my blog and thanks for your warm comment!
I'm happy to get to know you through this new blog, I will follow your blog from now on!
Your sampler (the first photo) looks beautiful!

The Scarlett House said...

You are off to a wonderful start. Can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for your blog and your samplers album!! Your works are gorgeous!!
Donatella from Italy

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your new blog. It is lovely! I love your Amy Mitten - fantastic.

Vonna said...

Welcome to the blogging world Margaret :)

Amaria said...

Hi Margaret,
I have some techniques for getting the creases out - however I'm about to run out the door - will make another post to you. Teri

Giovanna said...

Margaret, I just stumbled on your blog! You nut, you should have let me know about it (or maybe I'm the nut for not noticing, lol). Love it! And thanks for the great close-up picture of Not for Us Alone, I'm waaaay behind you and can definitely use the inspiration.

Amaria said...

Margaret,
I will send you the tips for getting creases out if you email me at mtjacobi@chorus.net
Teri Jacobi

Anne said...

Lovely first post Margaret!! It's funny how we felt similar in our stage fright about entering blogging land! I too wasn't sure about how much I would reveal about myself and other aspects of my life. I love how you had an Amy Mitten piece as your first pic! Love Amy Mitten!!!!