Wednesday, February 23, 2011

here I am

I read so many blogs, and spend so much time on my flickr account...why not start a blog myself?

I have talked myself out of it many times -- I am busybusybusy, and my work (I'm an English professor) involves heaps of reading and writing...why take on additional, new, non-professional writing tasks? I love to make things: knitting kept me balanced during undergrad and grad school (each major paper was paired with a knitting project), and sewing and quilting keeps me sane now.  I am a member of a great little quilting guild (the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild), but there's no denying that some of the most exciting work I've seen is online, and I find tremendous inspiration in the blogs of others.

So here I am!

I think my own bobbins may be enchanted: somehow piles of sewing has been done (note passive construction) in the past year, even as my little-and-not-so-little children have grown without neglect and my work-work has been progressing really well.  So maybe some of the fairy magic that I talk and write and read about every day has worked its charm on my sewing machine.  It sews and sews and sews and shows no sign of abating....

5 comments:

Tong said...

yay, welcome to blogland!!!

Stompy Jones said...

Beautiful work!

Candace said...

Your quilts are lovely! Welcome to the blog world, I am a newbie as well.

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

I love reading your blog, Jennifer -- your mom pointed me towards it, and it is great. If ever you get to my little island, we have one of the best quilting shops in the NW USA :^) We'd love to host you and yours... and we have little girls who just adore seeing photos of Miss F sent by your mom... my "Sunshine" and "Treesong" just dance and dance to the little video we got to see of Miss F dancing to Michael Jackson ;^)*

Prof. S said...

Thanks for the sweet comments, Julie! I really appreciate them...and love the thought of your girls dancing along with Miss F :)