These polka dots have been begging me to stitch some little flowers in them. So I did. After that, I finally got around to making the pin cushion from the pattern in the Summer 2007 issue of Quilts and Things. I bought the magazine because it had a little article on Heather Bailey. The pin cushion pattern is also Heather's. I don't know Heather, but she has had an influence on me because of her blog. I'll explain more later in the answers to my tag. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you...I've been tagged. My first tag ever. Jenny at Frazzy Dazzles tagged me. She has some of the cutest hair clips and lot of other fun stuff too. Check it out.
Here's one more picture of the pin cushion before I answer the tag questions (Do you like how I put the back of the pin cushion in the front of the picture? I also forgot to put some pins in it before I took the photo. Blonde moment, I think.)
And now for the tag...
Why did you start blogging?
The very first blog I ever clicked to was Hello My Name is Heather. I had just received my Hancock's of Paducah fabric catalog. I was in love with the Fresh Cut line. I googled Heather Bailey and ended up at her blog. Can you think of a better blog to land on for your first time? I was captivated, but wasn't sure anyone would be interested in what I had to say so I didn't jump right in to my own blog.
Fast forward a year--I was reading Sandi Henderson's blog. I was certain I was seeing a friend of mine in one of her posts. I was just nosy enough to contact her and see if I was really seeing who I thought I was seeing. Turns out, her dad is married to a friend of mine from highschool (No, I'm not old enough to be Sandi's mom! Ha,ha!). Also, my dad and Sandi's dad are summer time golf friends. I tell you, it's a small world! Anyway, short story long, I told Sandi I was thinking about a blog and possibly an Etsy store. She wrote me a very kind email and encouraged me to go for it. So I did. The blog is up and going, the Etsy Store is still in the hopper.
How did you come up with you blog name?
You Go, Girl! is a phrase I say a lot to my five daughters to encourage them to be strong, step out, and walk in confidence. When my small boutique sewing business evolved, You Go Girl! seemed like the prefect name. Not only was I doing what I encourage my girls to do, but I mostly make items that a girl on the go would use like totes, purses, and wallets. You Go Girl! seemed like a good fit for the business and the blog.
Do family and friends know about your blog? What do they think?
My blog is still pretty new. Of course Mr. Handsome and my girls know about. They like it. My mom and my sisters know about my blog too. Not a lot of my friends do. I want to try my wings a bit before I announced to my whole world that I have a blog.
How do you write your posts?
Well, I sit at the computer and type words on the keypad. The words show up on the monitor and then...Just kidding! I usually write a post based on something I've been stirring up in my craft room.
Have you ever had a troll or had to delete an unkind comment?
I've never had a troll. If I did, I would let him live under my deck and teach him how to do my laundry and cook my meals. Just kidding, again. No, I've never had a troll or an unkind comment. However, if I don't control my smartie pants mouth soon, I might have one on this post! :-)
Do you check stats or care how many people read your blog? If you care, how do you increase traffic?
Wow! Talk about true confessions...I do check my stats at the end of each day. I check them mostly because I am curious. I try not to care how many people read my blog since I write because I like to. I do love a comment from friendly readers, though. I treasure them. They make me smile and validate the crazy things I love to do.
I'm not sure what Tag etiquette is. Is it ok to simply tell someone they're IT? Maybe Erin at The Vintage Pearl would like to be tagged. Or perhaps, Marie and her fun blog The Villa Family would like to be IT. Or maybe you would like to be IT??
Thanks for stopping by,