Category: Blogs

Increasing My Following: Won’t You Be My Follower

Welcome to my blog!  I’m back!  Yes, I was away doing a personal inventory.  As a result, I have a clearer focus on what role I want in the cyber world of blogging and commerce.  You probably don’t want to miss out seeing where I am going.  Easy fix – increase my following by signing up below.

My goals do not include highest ratings and viral posts.  Nor do I want to be boring!  But, I would love to increase my following.

So, I’ll attempt to curb my urge to write lengthy posts and work to build a following regardless of what draws them to the site – inspiring posts, wealth of related information, and a desire to learn.  Then again, it could be my crazy sense of humor, you want/need to live vicariously through someone else, or you are family or friend with me on your radar as it is important to you to know where I am.

I’ve made it pretty easy for you to be a follower (follower is not a negative in this sense; you know like always a follower – never a  leader.  Or is that always a bridesmaid and never a bride?  Doesn’t matter.).  Anyone who signs up below to receive email notice of my postings is brilliant, like a clean diamond in the sun!

Need more incentives to sign-up?  Do special discounts, free prizes, early announcement of sales help?  Well, that is part of the enticement package you get.  So sign up.  I need to go feed my birds.  Should have done it earlier, but the puppy was sleeping and I didn’t want to wake him.


Note to self:  Write shorter sentences so followers don’t have to reread them to figure out what in the heck you were talking about as if you knew and didn’t stop to reread before finishing them.
Another note to self re: Future Blog Idea:  (Did i just erroneously overuse 😕 or does it matter since I am writing to myself and apparently don’t know the answer) Introduce what StitcherMade is, how it will work (hopefully) and my struggle to introduce all the plug-ins needed to play nice together.  Can’t believe I took on this task when all I really want to do is sew.  I need to sew to have things ready for StitcherMade.  Am I a tail wagging the dog?



Sorry I Haven’t Posted

I apologize for not posting regularly. Since my fall in December last year, things have not been “normal” for me or the business. However, I am pleased to report I am now on the recovery path. After determining I definitely needed to get a second opinion preferably from a doctor willing to take me on as a new patient, I couldn’t be happier! Dr. Heath is wonderful. Within minutes of examining my ankle and foot, he told me what he believed was wrong, ordered an MRI, and the results were exactly as he had said, plus showed a hairline fracture healing nicely and confirmed I did chip a bone. Surgery was scheduled for May 31st, so I am typing this from my week one recovery position – bed rest with. foot/ankle elevated above my heart. Slept most of the weekend and today I have managed until about an hour ago to not take any pain medications. They make me very sleepy, therefore this will be quite brief. I will have anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks to be non-weight bearing on the left foot to allow the ligaments time to reattach to the bone. This Friday I see the doctor and get a fresh bandage. I’m in a half cast now wrapped in the widest elastic bandage I have ever seen. I can tell the swelling has gone down as the cast feels loose. This is a good thing!

While I have to keep weight off that foot, I am traveling via knee scooter. Sure beats crutches, but a small motor on it would be ideal. There are several people who were at Disneyland the year I was on a motorized handicap scooter due to some broken foot bones who would agree with my family I should never be allowed to ever have another motorized scooter, especially to get onto the river raft ride with bottles of water in my basket. How was I to know hitting the edge of the raft at the fastest speed the scooter could go would cause me to go airborne with the scooter and in landing throw water bottles several feet into the air? I was laughing, my oldest daughter was acting like she had no clue who I was as she gathered the water bottles and put them back in the basket, and the rest of the family just pretended not to know me. I also thought it was funny when those who were on the raft avoided me all over the island and were heard to say things like “look out! It’s the lady on the scooter!” as they laughed and moved as far away from me as possible. What a day!

Getting a bit sleepy, so I will end here with intentions of posting again in a couple weeks. Plan to get a bit of hand sewing accomplished for future projects I have in mind.

Enjoy summer and all the activities of the season, and above all, be safe!