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Monday, October 27, 2014

Reasons for Starting This Blog

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now.  When I get around to taking my bucket list trip in a year or two, I thought it would be fun to blog about my journey.  On that trip, I'll visit all the major league baseball stadiums (and attend a game) that I haven't already been to.  I'll do this in my RV and if I see a sign for the world's largest ball of string I'm going to stop and see the world's largest ball of string.  When I took trips during my working life, I never had the time to stop at the fun little roadside attractions being in such a hurry to get where I was going.  This trip is for me to take in as much of the country as possible.  I also plan to stop at quilt shops and check out vegetarian options around the country.    I figured it would make an interesting blog and a great way for me to document my trip.

In the mean time, I've been doing a lot of quilting and reading and watching tv and I want to share some of my thoughts on those things.  Over the last couple of years, I've been doing the Table Rock Quilt Guild newsletter and found that I enjoyed writing it and figured a blog would be a good way for me to flex those writing muscles as well as keep sharp by learning about blog land.  So I'm going to give this a shot and see what I can do.   Hope you like some of the stuff you see here.

Learning more about this blog stuff

So I'm within a year of leaving my little job at the hotel so I can start my retirement and get to using up some of that fabric in my studio.  I've decided I have no room for more fabric until I make some stuff.  Since shopping is one of my favorite parts of quilting I really need to get sewing so I can buy more fabric.  Once I am retired I really want to get serious about blogging so I thought it was time to try some stuff out.  I got a new camera, a Canon Rebel SL1, which at first glance seems like it is really going to work for me.  I bought the white one and when my brother, who recommended a Canon, asked me why I got the white one, I said, "Because it isn't black".  I would have bought blue if they had a blue one but they didn't so white it is.