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links is all i've got

i decided a long time ago that i wasn't going to apologize when i was away from this space for long periods of time.  and i won't apologize, but i will say that i have thought plenty about whether to make some serious changes around here.  especially after reading amisha's brave post this week.  i just feel that there's change in the air, somehow.

in the meantime, these windows have been open on my desktop all day, so i thought i'd share them here.

*molly's wise wise wise words.

*50 steps to happiness (found via lecia) - i think it's worth nothing that every other entry on this list is a spa treatment.  a message?  perhaps.

*this beautiful dye project (found via shari).

*i want to hand sew something so badly.  i just don't feel confident that i can do it.

*this wrenching poem.

*this blog (found via martha).  i'm a tiny bit obsessed.

*this sky.  and this one.  and this one.

*and while we're linking here, this was open on my desktop all day saturday as i cooked (found via angry chicken).  make it.  you won't be sorry.

Reader Comments (15)

hi emily,great links. i started the tea towel project when amisha was here. i've never sewed and feel like my fine motor skills are not so great but she helped me get started. i now have to continue on, knowing that the towel is not going to look perfect. even the fabric cutting was a challenge for me but that is why i must practice....i'll admit to being a little discouraged with my hands but i'm going to persevere.
March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershari
I totally agree with the not needing to apologize. Lately, I haven't had as much to say either. And this week a lot of my little projects like my wardrobe photos and simple thoughts have just gone by the wayside for other stuff. And that's ok, because it's my blog.

So funny, I have looked at every single one of those links this week myself. :)
March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrachel | buttons magee
I haven't felt like having much to say, either. The world of blogging really is changing/has changed. It's hard to feel motivated to be here sometimes. Then sometimes it does feel good. I get sad when I think of totally shutting it down, but then I feel very relieved at the thought of not posting, too.
March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGrace
PS: One way in which the blogging thing is changing for me is that I am getting fewer and fewer visitors as time goes by. I'm not sure how I feel about that, either. Part of me is relieved, actually, and part of me is, frankly, disappointed.
March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGrace
we're on the same wavelength in so many ways, emily. i'm lacking of words, filled blogging ambivalence, and feeling the need to change it up or let it go but am stalled since i'm not sure of where to go next... and i'm venturing into handsewing a la alabama stitch (fun, really)... and exploring zero waste with toiletries - no shampoo or conditioner for over 4 weeks, and loving it. (and yes, it grows into obsession here quickly too... i made almond milk and deodorant last month just because...).

it's good to know there are so many connecting points, even in the silence! xox

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercloth.paper.string
I listened to the Poetry Foundation podcast yesterday and loved "I have to tell you." Beautiful.
March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAni
I have struggled with blogging ambivalence since I started.... and the truth is, sometimes I wonder how long I'll last. At times, it works as a great creative outlet for me, and I find that I've made connections with some incredibly talented, inspiring women... but then I feel guilt if I'm away too long... So.

I understand and wish you the best, but hope that we will be able to remain in touch in one way or another.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVintage Simple
I've been thinking about sewing lately too. Perhaps we are in the midst of shifting from knitting season to sewing season, sewing comes with spring.
March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise @ Chez Danisse
Thank you for sharing what's on your desktop. It's like a little glimpse into you. Whatever your blogging future holds, I'm glad we connected when we did.
March 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
Thanks for your links...wise words from many.
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjane
I too, struggle with blogging guilt at times. Either it becomes my main focus (even if not a word is posted for days) or it gets put on the back burner. It's something I enjoy, but at my own pace and on my own terms. Whatever you decide, I support you but I do love when you share whatever is is that is on your genuinely creative mind. Truly inspiring in the simplest ways.
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa Rae
I have been following your blog and Habit since last Summer. I check in on Wednesdays, and I look forward to that time.

I love how you give voice to the chaos, confusion and beauty in motherhood and a creative life. You have offered a space in which to rest and be inspired.

When you don't post, I go back to your early entries, as they are new to me. Thank you!
March 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClarice
There does feel like there is a change afoot, I quite agree. I toy with the idea of finishing my blog but then I know I would miss the space so very much. I enjoy sharing various fragments of my day or work with the new friends I have made too much.

..."and it slithered through my fingers,not wanting to take shape."This is beautiful! Thank you.
March 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergracia
it works as a great creative outlet for me, and I find that I've made connections with some incredibly talented, inspiring women.
April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaby Bedding
Nice non-apology :) thanks for the links!
April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

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