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maanantai 22. syyskuuta 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

Today is my day... to be part of this!

Now I feel that I'm like a bear waking up from the winter sleep! 
Because my quilting blog has been really REALLY silent during past summer... I feel that I'm quite rusty and it's difficult to start to write after sooo loooooong pause!
- especially because I write English today, hopefully I get through this challenge with honor -

Well, no more of that laziness of  being a poor blogger... I'll try to be more lively during the winter...

I was invited to this blog hop -happening by Katrin from Cattinka. She even remembered that we "met" in 2009 through the "Girls Day Out" - quilt along. 

Actually I had already forgotten it, because it feels like that we have known each other for the whole my blogger life... that's quite true, because I started to write Quilttales in August 2008.

The part of this blog hop fun is that I'll answer a few pre-set questions, which are:

1. What am I working on? 
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 
3. Why do I write/create what I do? 
4. How does my writing/creating process work?

I think I select only two of those questions...

1. What am I working on?

In addition to quilting I do all kind of handcrafts:
... knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, felting, paper crafting, mosaic...
so the variety of materials, which I use is very wide.

At this moment my general crafty life is... 

.... GONE with YARNs!
- that is also one reason, why my blog has been quiet recently, because here I mainly write about my quilting life, not about other crafts -

Christmas is coming - also this year ;) - and I have to act as a helper of Santa Claus. Here is the paper bag, which I have to fill up with knitted woolen socks...

I'm badly late with my knitting schedule... but I'll try to do my best!

In quilting life... my main goal is that all Civil War Diary Quilt blocks are done till the end of this year and maybe I'll sew the whole top of the quilt together!?
Hmmm... would you like to wish me luck now???? I hope you would like to, because... after all that goal may be too hard for me...

There is - only - twelve blocks ahead. The CWD quilt is made up of 121 blocks.
I'm going to take a last effort in October, when I'll have a whole month vacation ;)
Isn't it peculiar how much your working life disturbs your hobby life?????

3. Why do I create/write what I do?

Exactly I don't know why I create what I create...
- ups! mostly I create nothing but the pile of UFOs -
 ... but the different kind of hand crafts has been belonged to my life ever since when I was a really, REALLY small kid. I was five years old, when I knitted my first scarf for my barbie. It wasn't perfect... the width of the scarf varied very much, but after all... my barbie was happy ;)
Isn't that the most important thing, when you create something... give happiness to each other and of course at the same time to yourself?

With these patchwork-loaded stories I just want to delight the readers of my blog.
I want to write some funny - not boring - tales of adventures in quilting world... and I think the most important thing in those stories is my very own quilt-inspector FENIX! 
Do you agree with me????

Sometimes I like to share my quilting experiences with you... by giving some "amateur quilting tutorials"...
like this one ;)
The whole "truth" and the nature of my blogger life you'll find only by reading my previous postings...
or scrolling down the sidebar of my blog. There you'll find out that I'm a starter rather than a finisher. I have many MANY sampler quilt going on....

If you are here for the first time, I'm happy, if you read my other stories too ;)

Oho, Fenix ei kyllä näytä kovin onnelliselta!
... and sometimes I add few words of Finnish into my tales...

The idea of Around the World Blog Hop is that I'll now invite you to visit three other bloggers
on next Monday, 29 September. 
It happened that I managed to "attract" two of my sweet quilting friend along this...
so next Monday you'll travel from Finland to Canada

Are you ready to read...
... about Tiinatei and her Tilkkutie stories?
... about Dolores and her True Blue Canadian stories?

HAPPY WEEK my friends!!!