Friday, May 9, 2008

I may be back

I think I may be ready to come back to blogland. I miss all the interaction and love over here.

I've decided the adopt a "work before play" strategy. That's what I used to do before I became addicted to blogging and I'm getting back to it. It's worked really well for me the last two weeks. I've been going to the gym 3 times a week and getting the house sorted out before 9am.

I'm also still working on the frugal/green thing. Stay tuned for more.

I may (or may not) post less frequently, but I think I'm back.

Here's what I'm working on right now. Scrappy Illusion and Spice Market both basted and ready to quilt.

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25 comments:

  1. Welcome-welcome!
    I admire your disciplined approach to blogging, keeping home, exercise. I know that I have things way out of control, and I need to adapt balancing skills, like you have. I am inspired.

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  2. YOU are so-oooo good...I need to adopt your work before play rule...I mean I had it when I was a child...my mom gave it to me...then again after having children...they made me "obey" that rule...but NOW that I'm on my own...I'm a bad rule follower...maybe I'll try this...next week...lol...

    Welcome..."maybe" back!! Love it!

    Blessings...
    Teresa

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  3. I love these both. I love you being back even more!

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  4. Welcome back Anina!!
    There ain’t no maybe baby!
    It’s all about the balance indeed.
    Exercising 3 times a week, yep, I tru to do the same. I’ve become kind of a lurker the last 11 days and don’t feel like coming back yet. It’s amazing how much I achieve without blogging.
    I love your quilting goodness in the pictures! They are cheerful. very cheerful!

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  5. Sounds like you've got your juggling act under control. I know what you mean about work first play later...I can't sew with a dirty house...for me it's clean first sew later! :o)

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  6. What a beautiful photo. I hope you can maintain the balance you need to keep yourself happy. Sometimes it's overwhelming to me how much fabulousness there is out here in blogland, and I get overwhelmed. Sometimes stepping back for a little bit is all I need. Hopefully that's all you needed because I <3 your blog.

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  7. I'm so glad you're back. Ok, "may be back". I'm cracking up over your Spice Market post. I can so relate!

    Can't wait to see your quilts unfolded in all their glory. What I can see looks sooooooooooo yummy!

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  8. Glad you're back. I've been having the same trouble with blogging lately. Starting to feel obligated...not the way it's supposed to be. I'm kind of doing a similar thing. Limiting myself..when an hour is up...I'm done. Hope this works for you.

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  9. Welcome back(maybe LOL)
    glad to hear your feeling a little better about blogging.
    The projects look great.
    how do you gather the strength and drive to go to the gym 3 times a week im lucky if i can get myself to go once lol.

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  10. So glad to hear you are back! I did miss reading your blog (no pressure). I really enjoy your work and think you are quite talented! I love your 2 quilts and can't wait to see them complete. I have my Spice Market fabric all washed up and ready to go, but that is a far as I have gotten. You are way ahead of me. Have a terrific mother's day!

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  11. yay! you are back!!! those quilts are looking wonderful! can't wait to see more of the scrappy one.

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  12. Glad to see you back. Balance is always tough but it sounds like you are at a good place. The quilts look beautiful. When my daughter was born and we cut back on our lifestyle I did a lot of reading on frugal living and I just wanted to recommend "Miserly Moms" by Jonni McCoy. My library had a copy and it is full of easy ways to cut back. Just thought I share that. Nice to see you back!

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  13. Welcome back Anina! I hope you can find the right balance.

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  14. Welcome back..... I have just been reading the "Spice Market" story, can't wait to see it quilted. The fabrics are so exotic I just love them. Scrappy Illusion looks fun too. Looking forward to more of your green tips.
    Jodie

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  15. So glad to see you back! Fun quilts too!

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  16. Welcome back Anina! Maybe you could give us all lessons on how to control this obsession! Love your quilts -- so happy and bright!

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  17. Welcome back - I've missed you :o)

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  18. Welcome back. Just do what works for you until you find *your* rhythm and the priorities that work for you. Leading the Dear Baby Jane group is a big obligation and I'm surprised you can squeeze in so many other thing.
    Minka

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  19. yay! good to see you back! Balance is hard to find. I wish you luck in finding it! I can't wait to find out how your quilts unfurl!

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  20. Welcome back. Scrappy illusion looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing it unfolded.

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  21. missed you, please don't think you have to post every day...we'll keep coming!

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  22. Welcome back! We missed you. I'm trying to work on the 'work before play' concept. So far it's not working too well. I don't think I have the disclipine you do. I'll have to work on it. Better stop now and get to work. ~Adrienne~

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