ummm...hi!


so i'm sitting here quilting this ginormous quilt (80"x80") and thinking sheepishly about how i've missed yammering on about quilty stuff here on my blog.

also thinking about the reasons i decided to step back, and maybe the lessons i've learned about those reasons so maybe i could make it all work.

and ideas and thoughts on all types of quilting, blogging, and book writing topics.

and maybe some ways i could make this blog work without taking more of my time than it should.


70 comments:

  1. oh i really hope so jolene! i have missed you! xo

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  2. Such a luscious quilt! I hope you will be back on the blog. I may not be a regular commenter, but I always love to read your posts and be inspired!

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  3. it's all about balance ~ which we are better some days at having .... and some days, not so much!

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  4. Hello! Lovely photo of a gorgeous quilt. Nice to see ya!

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  5. Yay! I had just found your blog right before you decided to take a break. I am thrilled you'll be popping in from time to time!

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  6. Oh, that's wonderful! I'm soooo happy to see you back. Finding balance is so hard, isn't it? It's my constant struggle.

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  7. All I know is that I love your blog & would be soooo happy to see you back. And I don't know about everyone else but I sure don't keep track of when or how often my fav bloggers post so no stress! You're great!!

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  8. Hello! Glad to see you in this space again. I'm with you, finding the balance is hard. Blogging with no obligations should be what it's all about. I for one miss your great pictures and inspiration so please as you see fit!

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  9. Please come back. Your's is one of my favourite quality quilty blogs.

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  10. lovely quilt you have there....miss your words and your projects!

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  11. Ooh that sneak peek is pretty! Please show us the finished giant beast when you're done!

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  12. Oh I just smiled a little smile when I saw your post :)
    I really hope you can make it all work for you because I love reading your blog x

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  13. Ohh that fabric.. love it. Show us the complete quilt ok ?

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  14. I am so happy to think you might be coming back to the blog. I only discovered you just before you took a break and I love your blog. I have no idea how people manage to work, raise kids, quilt and blog but I certainly love looking at all the pretty and amazing things people make. I hope you find a way to balance everything that makes you happy and gives us pretty things for inspiration.

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  15. Welcome back! Happy to see a beautiful new quilt. Hope to see some more from you!

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  16. Beautiful quilt...would love to have you showing us more!!

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  17. Glad to see you back and love the ginormous quilt :)

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  18. Any time you feel like posting you'll find a receptive audience :) Like so many others, I love your blog and find lots of inspiration in your work.

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  19. Hope so! I enjoy your blog. And I struggle with some of those issues too. :-)

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  20. Oops, sorry about any confusion: I have two gmail accounts (don't ask), and that last comment should have been from me, Jennifer aka Enchanted Bobbin aka Prof S :)

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  21. Horray! I have missed you. Love the new quilt too.

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  22. glad to see you back....i love the fabrics in your quilt. your work is really beautiful and you are my new quilt goddess-mentor-idol!!

    xo, cindy

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  23. Ummmm, hi back. I told you we'd be here! Lovin' what's on your machine.

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  24. Haha, well, if you have ideas for all of that, please share your genius with me! seriously. And don't get me started about writing books.

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  25. Seeing your post made my day xxx

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  26. It would be wonderful to share your quilting bits and bobs again, you're a very talented lady and judging by the comments I'm not the only one who thinks so!

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  27. I'm hoping you can find a way to come back....I had barely found you when you stepped back.....

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  28. What a pleasant surprise to find you in my reader today! Your quilt is gorgeous. And I hope you find time for a little blogging - I'd love to read about your quilts and all those thoughts you mentioned. Yours was one of my favorite quilting blogs, so I'd love to have you back! :)

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  29. Good to hear from you. I want to see your whole giant quilt when you are done.

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  30. The quilt is beautiful. They say it's all about balance. I don't know who they are, or how they do it, but I'm still working on it. I hope you get it all worked out. I like reading your blog.

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  31. Yes, come back...we miss you! And I have no idea how to balance it.....

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  32. I hope you can make it work because I sure have missed you!!

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  33. eh... blog balance???... might be an urban legend! hahaha...

    just blog when you want. this is for fun, right?? whelp, that's what i do anyways! :P

    good luck!! :D

    X,H

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  34. I love your quilts, and I would really like you to pop in here from time to time!!!!

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  35. Hi! Nice to see you. Its your blog so you can blog as often as you like. But I do like to be made green with envy when you post all your gorgeous projects. Speaking of green could you tell me what fabrics you're using here, especially that solid? I love the combination you've used.

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  36. Hi, so nice to see you again. Hope you work it out - just popping in from time to time would be great.

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  37. hey jolene! so glad to see your pretty pictures again. :) I missed you! I love your unique perspective. and um yeah, book writing stuff sounds fun!!!

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  38. What a pleasant surprise to see on P.S. I Quilt's blog list that you had posted. Welcome back - this virtual admirer has missed you! (And still wishes you would tell us exactly how to make that darling zig zag quilt - happy to purchase pattern if you decide to write one up! But no pressure - just really happy you are going to be blogging some!)

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  39. missed your words/thoughts but understand completely.

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  40. I was so happy to see your post pop up in my reader.

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  41. I checked and you were there. You were missed. What a beautiful quilt you are working on. Looking forward to reading your blog - take care.

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  42. I would be so happy if you came back to blogging - your work is very inspirational. The quilt you are working on is lovely!

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  43. So glad you are back...I have missed your comments and beautiful, inspiring work.

    Susan

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  44. It's so good to see you back! The quilt is gorgeous, and you know, I'm happy with just a quilt photo ever so often. Tutorials and all are great, but nothing is better than inspiration!

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  45. You're back again! Yay! I still check this blog from time to time, and I'm glad that I checked it today. Your quilt is lovely.

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  46. So glad you came back to "yammer" :-) I say, you blog when you're moved to. We are all here and loving your work.... whenever it shows up!! Enjoy!

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  47. Made my day seeing your post!! :)

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  48. So happy to hear from you Jolene-I hope you are well!!

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  49. yay!!! a post from you!! I always check here periodically as i miss your posts and all the pretty things you make, although i do check your flickr sometimes to see if you have posted any pics there. Love your quilt in progress and thanks for the share!! Balance is something i think we all strive for. Have a good weekend!!

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  50. Love the quilt (and your mad photography skills)!! It's great to see you pop in to say hi! I've missed seeing your regular updates, your blog has always been one of my favorites!

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  51. What a tease, I want to see more of this quilt!! The little I can see I LOVE!

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  52. Hooray! your work is so pretty, and it's your blog-do with it as you please! There are no rules!!

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  53. Yippee! I did hope you'd come back and here you are...even a little monthly round up or something would be good...you are such an inspiration!

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  54. Glad you're back. I had just discovered your blog and then you disappeared for a while. I love your projects and looks forward to seeing more. Donna

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  55. I've been checking in on your blog, glad to see you are back. Love your work, looking forward to seeing you again!

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  56. So happy to see you popping up again. :)

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  57. It totally made my day to see this! I've missed your inspiring new stuff so much!

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  58. I am so glad you are back. You have been one of my very favorite blogs. Don't know what to tell you on how to make it better since I thought it was great in the first place. Also, I don't blog, just enjoy reading the good ones. : ))))

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  59. welcome back. As you can tell we're excited to see what you're up to even if it's months between posts. So really, post as infrequently as you like, you're quilts are beautiful even if we only see the finishes occasionally.

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  60. Just post when you can. I just love to see you beautiful art work. I have pinned so many of your creations. I love to look at my 'quilt' board and admire to much beauty. Love your work.

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  61. just popped over to get some inspiration and found that you're back!!!! love your quilts, style, and blog. so glad to have you back. i'm just finished my first quilt and loved the whole process. can't wait to get started on #2.

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  62. I have missed reading your blog - sooooo glad you are back!! You are so inspiring to me (and many others, I am sure) so if you can find a way to keep up the blog without it taking too much time, we would be so happy!!!!

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