Friday, December 27, 2013

Begin Again

So...here I begin this journey again. Some ask why change from the old blog? Why not just pick up where I left off?

Well...I am not that person anymore. She got lost somewhere in the last year and a half. Overnight..I just changed. I had to remove a lot of things from my life and I think I've changed alot inside too. Some good and some bad. I am working hard, (but no longer pushing myself) to get back the good.

Yet, deep down inside...I'm still 'there'. I still enjoy writing and reading. I just don't do much of either. I still enjoy hiking...I think. I've not hit a trail in a couple of years. I still enjoy quilting..although I've not touched my sewing machine to quilt in over a year and a half. What a blessing hand sewing has been to fill that void!

So what will this blog be since it has my store name on it? Well...I can assure you it will NOT be like other 'store' blogs. I am not out to 'make a buck' with my blog. I mean I'd love to spread the word about my Ahhhhs as they are exciting to me. I just LOVE design! In fact, from time to time, I might share some designs here. Not sure about that. Its all a tough decision with the upcoming book and all. Anyway....get out of here rabbit...

What this blog will be...Me. Whatever I want to write. I do so love to write, you know that. I'll have some fun and some serious. Family and friends. Quilts and tutes. I might at time share favorite notions and things but that is only because the last year and a half I have discovered some treasures that I am so happy to have found. I wouldnt have known about them if it werent for my facebook fabric 'groupie' friends.  And one more change...I can sure give away some good giveaways. Friends, I own a warehouse. At current time there is about $25,000 in fabric sitting within inches of me. (( no worries and a watch dog that keeps everyone from coming even close to our home)) I think I can sure do lots of giveaways. Would you like that?

I'll blog again tomorrow...and I'll make sure it has a nice giveaway attached to it.

Right now I just want to say "Welcome back, Hillbilly".
(Its ok to talk to myself. I have more than one personality...there's Momma, and Tonya, and Hillbilly. I find it nice to be able to switch around at times...if the need arises! )

OH WAIT! Let me ask...so I switched (possibly accidentally....because I was prompted I did so...) from blogger to google plus. How do I get followers? How do I follow others? This all seems so different. I do have blog lovin but is there another platform besides that and feedly to follow? Is there a google one?
Help me Begin Again..please!

16 comments:

  1. I am following you by email. I don't like Google +. FYI Your pinterest link takes me to the general pinterest board not yours. kathy ss

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  2. Now it works. I use Bloglovin' to follow a million blogs. I do like it a lot.

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  3. Congrats! I miss doing the ornament swap! I think you need to add buttons for your various social media Make sure your links are directly to your site

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  4. I just copy and paste your html into my blogger read list - which I just use. Good to have you back.

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  5. Hey Tonya! I'm sending hope for good things to come, change is hard, but good! :-} pokey

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  6. ack, will follow by email as I'm not a fan of G+ either.
    Welcome home to blog land, sweetie! xx

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  7. It's great to see you back and feeling so positive again. Sorry I can't help with Google+ as I hate it and won't have anything to do with it. I'll just follow you through Bloglovin, although that won't show up on your sidebar anywhere.

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  8. Great to have you back Tonya! I, too, just use my reader list on the dashboard.

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  9. I'm so glad you are back Hillbilly/Tonya/Momma!!! I am with the others in that I don't like Google. I subscribed to you via email. :) I'm looking forward to reading you again!!

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  10. go into blogger.com dashboard and add the bloglovin and google + icons, I used feedly now so I added your url to follow you, but when I first set it up it imported my dashboard followings....(the ones I follow)

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  11. and pls remove the word verify stuff, instead change that you have to log in to comment...

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  12. Good morning,even tho it is almost noon. JIll shared this with me, and I like it. God will lead you in the right way. Just do it a little at a time. Love Ronnie <e

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  13. I will follow you all over the internet no matter what.....I like your style!

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  14. I don't care for Google plus because so many peeps are no-reply-bloggers that way....and when I go to their googleplus page I can't contact them! I like the bloglovin....it seems to work pretty well. Warm hugs to you, my friend!

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  15. I don't know how to follow other than by email. I don't like G+ or Bloglovin. I've set up a page in My Yahoo to follow blogs. BTW, Kansas City is having a city-wide quilt show in June of 2015. You might consider vending there: http://kcrqf.com/ (because I would love to see some Jason Yenter fabric there!).

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