Disappearing Act

It’s been a crazy long time since I’ve posted anything around here. To be honest, I wasn’t sure it was actually going to happen again.  I deleted this blog for a short time.  But thanks to Blogger giving me 90 days to restore before permanent deletion, and several emails from readers and friends asking where my blog had gone, I decided to re-activate my blog.  (Unfortunately, I also deleted my Twitter account and I can’t get that one back. *sniff*)

I’m pretty sure I’ve fallen out of the swing of things around here because my embroidery switch has been turned off for a while now.  Unicorn Girl was my last project and since coming out of the hoop, it’s been folded up and sitting in my pile of finished projects. I have embroidery project ideas brewing, but for some reason I can’t find the drive to implement them yet. Just another reason to come back to blogging. Your comments and your creations keep me motivated!

Or maybe it’s because I’ve fallen in love with a new craft. A few months ago I taught myself how to crochet! I had hoped to learn the craft last year, but things didn’t work out then.  Then in January my friend Dana started an amazing and wonderfully ambitious 365 project: A Granny A Day.  I couldn’t get enough of all of her beautiful granny squares, and finally told myself I was going to learn how to crochet.

I found a couple of really great crochet tutorials, and referred to them exclusively for about a week.  I flip-flopped between “Granny Squares 101” by Meet Me at Mikes, and “Crochet Basics” by The Purl Bee.
I highly recommend both of these tutorials for any one else who has been wanting to learn how to handle the hook.  I won’t lie though, I had some struggles and there were times when I wanted to give up. But then I would just spend a little bit of time on Pinterest looking at lots of beautiful crochet projects, and I was inspired to try again.

Speaking of Pinterest, I’ve been quite active over there during my blogging break.  It’s very easy for me to get lost in the sea of beautiful over there.  If you’re interested in seeing my boards, check ’em out and follow what you like. If you’re not signed up yet, we need to remedy that immediately! I’m happy to send you an invitation.

Another reason for my disappearing act is because I’m not happy with my current blog look.  If you’re visiting the actual site, and not through Google Reader or the like, you’ll notice it’s pretty bare around here. I tried to update things on my own, and it was a failed effort. Pretty much everything was lost, I couldn’t get it back, cried about it a few times, and then I just gave up because I was so bummed out.  But I’m just going to put it behind me, hope it will look pretty again soon, and just keep blogging.

Sorry for the update flood, but it’s been a while. More soon! 

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About bindelbird

Wife, mother of girls, and lover of handmade.

4 responses to “Disappearing Act

  1. I'm glad that you're sticking around here, Amy! I learned to crochet last year – isn't it addictive? Granny squares are so much fun! Be sure to share some of your projects here!

  2. Glad you're back! I often want to delete everything but in the end my blog has been very good for me. I hope this return will begoid for you.I love Granny squares. I just never could figure out crochet. Maybe this winter I might use these tutorialsand be inspired by you to try again.I miss Bindel!

  3. I am so happy you're blog is back, I look forward to reading more posts in the future! I love following you on Pinterest too, you post so many beautiful things.

  4. I do hope you continue to blog, even if it's once in a while. I've really enjoyed your embroidered pieces, and I'm sure I'll enjoy your crochet just as much. Perhaps I'll even be inspired to learn to crochet! 🙂

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