Chatting with friends recently, one mentioned how much she enjoyed my blog and asked the other if she had read it. No, I don’t have time for that was her response…
Did I burst into to tears? Cry myself to sleep? Vow never to speak to her again? In all honesty, blogs aren’t for everyone. But holy cow, what a great way to meet people across the world and share a little bit of life.
Have you noticed how amazingly talented people really are? I love the creativity and the willingness to share ideas and thoughts. Here are just a few of the great ideas I’ve stolen/borrowed over the last few weeks.
Wouldn’t you love to be a painter? On our last visit to Paris, we viewed Monet’s Water Lilies–I want to be him. OK, so maybe I don’t want to be French, or to be losing my sight, or to live a hundred years ago, but I would like to be more artistic. Sometimes you just have to fake if you don’t have real talent, and KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms let me (and all her readers) in on a secret. All you need is an Iphone (or Ipad) and the Waterlogue App. That’s how I wound up with this lovely picture of our home. I’m hankering for spring and all those beautiful foxgloves.
I stumbled upon Thistlewood Farms blog recently, and she’s shared a ton of great ideas. That’s how I wound up with this Valentine for Sweet Miss.
KariAnne introduced me to Kris at Driven by Decor who had written an informative tutorial on how to use Tagxedo to make signs in a variety of shapes with the words of your choice. Don’t like the way it turned out the first time around? Then you can shuffle it all up.
It was fun to send a personalized Valentine just for our girl. This would also make a great birthday card; you could describe the birthday boy or girl perfectly.
I enjoy trying new things and learning from others, and people are out there scouring the web and the world for great ideas. I’m just glad they’re willing to share.
Now I have a tutorial from my friend Teddy & Tottie on Bavarian crochet that I’ve been wanting to check out. I mentioned something she’d said at dinner last night, and my family was confused as to just who this person was. Well, no I haven’t met her, and yes, she lives on the other side of the world, but through the internet we’re still blogging buddies.
Learned anything new lately? What great idea do you want to share? I’m all ears.