Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Comeback Kid



1. Seaside Avocados, 2. Or not to sash..., 3. Retro Flowers, 4. demo mdp top for class, 5. BQS3 - a little progress, 6. patience pouch, 7. The Adorn Purse, 8. Dana's star block, 9. Siblings Quilt 3 - Finished, 10. Siblings Together Quilt 2, 11. My Curious Nature - Satisfied, 12. Blocks 1-9, 13. on a roll14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

How many comebacks are you allowed in blogland? I've been a slow blogger and have blogged and read blogs only very sporadically since mid May - a whopping 4 months ago!  I keep saying 'I'm back' and then promptly disappear from the radar.  Just call me the comeback kid. So I shall say sorry for the last time and promise to be better for the last time as I have joined Catherine's Slow Blogger movement here. You can see the button just over there.

Being away has made me appreciate time away from the computer as much as time on it.  As Catherine's manifesto says, I shall blog if I make something but I won't make something so I can blog.  Yes, I have been guilty of that.  But no more.  The good thing about being a slow blogger is that you can come and go, so if I get my rhythm back, I may become a fast blogger. Who knows?

To get me back in to the swing of things, I joined a swap (that thud was my mother's head hitting the table)!
I has sworn off swaps and had promised not to join but then...I...just...did.  Yes, those swap mamas Susan, Hadley and Cindy are up to their old tricks and have started a new round of Mouthy Stitches and this time we're making a tote bag for our secret partner. So up there, that's my inspiration mosaic.  It didn't take long to do as they were all in my flickr favourites.  I love those cool greens and blues and choosing them is clearly a reaction to the stonkingly hot summer we have endured here.

So bring it on and mum? I promise your quilt will be made.  Honestly. All my followers will vouch for me...won't you?

Mouthy Stitches 2

16 comments:

Charlotte said...

Absolutely, I'm vouching ;-)

Susan Standen said...

HeeHee! I bet your mum isn't talking to me right now. But we needed you in the swap!!!

Very Berry Handmade said...

Glad you are in the swap too! I love your blues and greens - I'm sure your partner will find masses of inspiration there. I am very attracted by the idea of slow blogging...!

Judith, Belfast said...

Welcome back, again! LOL! Keep your blog just the way you want it - for you! Jxo

Cherie said...

So god to see you back, at least you've joined the slow bloggers so can have some time off once in a while.
Such a great mosaic =D

Isisjem said...

Welcome back again! And so glad you're in the swap despite what your Mum says!

Kirsten said...

I love your mosaic - the blues and greens are beautiful!

diane said...

I am so glad you blessed us with your presence in this swap...it would not be the same without you and your mosaic is so you! Cool and beautiful.

Katy Cameron said...

Dear Annabella's mum, be afraid, be very afraid... *ahem*

Sorry ;o)

Sarah said...

I blame Susan. Such a bad influence....
Lovely mosaic :-)

blandina (aracne) said...

Annabella,
I am your faithful reader, no matter how often you post! But it is nice to see you back.

linda said...

not in the swap was mid air at the time when i checked it was FULL glad you got in though looking forward to seeing all the totes :))))

Kelly said...

Ahh but this is no ordinary swap, this is a mouthy stitches swap ;-)
Glad to see you back x

Archie the wonder dog said...

You're all going to have a fabulous time in the swap and I can't wait to see what you make!

Cindy said...

Welcome back...it is hard to blog when you are dying of heat exhaustion. Maybe cooler weather will help.

Marg said...

I don't blame you, I couldn't resist a second round of Mouthy Stitches either. Your mosaic is a lovely cool relief to a blisteringly hot summer.