Friday, November 19, 2010

Other Blogs

Do you follow any non-quilting related blogs?  I know they must be out there, but I can barely keep up with my quilting blogs, so I have stayed away.  I am easily distracted ;-)  {Technically I follow The Pioneer Woman, think she is great, but I am overwhelmed by the huge amount of information on her blog and rarely visit.  However, I thoroughly enjoy following her on Twitter....she cracks me up!}

Thanksgiving Turkey
I mention this because the subject came up last night when I was picking up my daughter at the airport.  I was chatting with another mom, discussing how quiet the house was the four days our sixth graders were away, talking about how we missed them, and commiserating about the fact that they will be off to college before we know it.  (Actually, I do know a little something about that since my oldest has already left home and my middlest is a high school senior so will be heading off to college soon.)  Susan joked about how we need to get a hobby, and I am sure you can imagine how the conversation progressed from there ;-) 

Unfortunately for me, Susan isn't a quilter, but come to find out, she is a blogger!  I had no idea....she lives right down the street from me and I never knew.  Imagine the conversations we have missed!  She blogs about food at Sauce and Sensibility.  I checked it out this morning, and I found myself getting extremely hungry ;-)  There are some yummy looking recipes on her site along with  fantastic photos (taken by her husband).  With the holidays approaching, I figured this is a good time to try new recipes and an opportunity to explore and discover some food blogs.

Are there any non-quilt related blogs you have discovered?

This quilt needs to be quilted this weekend so my son can take it back with will be his girlfriend's Christmas present.

Have an amazing weekend!!!  I'm going to hug my "long lost" daughter now ;-)


  1. Your quilt looks lovely and your neighbor's blog looks great!! Thanks for the hot tip!

  2. Gorgeous quilt! She will just love it. It must feel good to have your daughter back home. Once they leave for college, it sure is quiet around the house :(

    I do follow some non-quilting blogs. Mostly design related ones like SwissMiss and grainedit and some sketching blogs. I used to love Pioneer Woman, but agree, too much information! Esp. for her recipes. I didn't like that she had a photo for each 1/4 tsp. of salt that was added to the recipe, etc. She has really made a name for herself, though and I should go back and take a look. Her pumpkin cheesecake recipe is absolutely delicious!

  3. I read quite a few blogs that are not quilt related, most of them about some kind of art though. There are a lot of creative and fun people out there for sure!

  4. Rene,
    Your blog is wonderful--and so interesting. As you know, I'm not a quilter, but I do appreciate the fine work--I have three quilts that my grandmother sewed entirely by hand that are works of art. And I used to love the Amish quilts from Lancaster when I lived up North. Lovely passion you have here, and if you don't mind I'll stop by once in a while to admire....Susan

  5. You made me go and have a look ay what's in my reader and i have approximately 3 non-sewing/quilting/crafty blogs! There are about 260 subscriptions in my reader. Is that bad? I don't think so I just love the eye candy.

  6. FOOD BLOGS. yes, my other favorite blogs. Quilts, food, and one Motorcycle blog... that's whats in my reader... oh, and home decor blogs... so many favorites.. now I gotta check out your neighbors blog...

  7. Hi Rene!!
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Here's a non-quilty blog I enjoy following, it's a little cooking, decorating, crafts and slice of life. I think it's the writing that draws me in, very clever. Give it a try, I think you'll like it.