So this morning was going really badly. Not that anyone cares, but my ex and I (whom I've posted about previously--the lost quilt saga) reached an impasse regarding sharing the children we had together 10 years ago. The end result is that I won't be seeing my daughter Allison for the next six years...until she is old enough to get a driver's license and drive herself to my house. That is totally depressing...and our house is very, very sad for this loss. Maybe Allison reads my blog at home--if you do, Alli, you can leave an anonymous comment!!! Then I can get back to you somehow.....Anyhow, let me get past my personal drama...
I was on Flickr--my drug of choice when I want to have some coffee and zone out. I just watch the pictures of the quilts pass by and I find it relaxing. This morning, while I was drinking and stewing, I happened to watch a bunch of pictures of an anime quilt roll by on the slideshow. Personally, I'm not into anime (the Japanese cartoon characters with wild hair, etc.) but my 8th grade students are VERY into anime. I couldn't help but think how fanastic a quilt for my classroom would be if it were anime themed like the one in Flickr.
So I discovered the lady who made the quilt and her blog....teanbickies. Click HERE to link to the quilt I'm referencing. Can you believe it? Look at all the fussy cutting, and the differnt blocks that make that quilt so dynamic--and original--and just plain cool??? I've e-mailed the woman and I hope to get the name of a source for anime fabric. Should I just check e-quilter? I've never seen anime fabric in the stores, though honestly, I might have and would have passed it by. But now I am INSPIRED!!! Thank you, Clair, for making my day better with your totally amazing quilt.
This brings me to my point. All you bloggers who think that maybe you are writing for nobody, and that maybe you are wasting your time....YOU AREN'T!! Lots of people enjoy reading the blogs, and looking at the pictures, and maybe they don't comment (so you think you are alone)--but your are not! It can be months down the line, after your initial post, before someone goes back and reads through all your posts and finds something, a little piece of info or a beautiful picture, that inspires them to do something awesome. Keep writing, bloggers!! You are better than a magazine, better than a book....and FREE. I love it!! Thanks.