Not my strong point

Despite having a blog for a number of years and despite sharing lots of photos and quilt talk and Henry talk here frequently....I have a secret.  I'm actually very, very shy.  I manage to post because I picture one, single, super-supportive friend and I write my post to her.  Really, she was the only reader and commenter that I had for so long that it became a habit.  I could try to think of more of my lovely readers and commenters (I appreciate each and every one of you--really.) but then I get all tongue-twisted and awkward and silly.

So, now that I've spilled that secret, I think you can see how self-promotion is not a strength of mine.  But, here I am, in a new state and a new city and I'm trying to make some new habits and some new friends.  Today I'm not going to shrink back into my shell and I'm not going to write to just one person.  I'm writing to all that visit my little sewing and family bubble here and I'm going to be brave and say, "Here I am!"

Here I am on flickr.

Here I am on pinterest.

Here I am on bloglovin'.

And now, here I am on instagram.

(I'm also going to totally fess up and say that I'm not sure the links to bloglovin' or instagram work correctly.  I'm new to this and I'll take feedback and suggestions.)

I'll close with my first few attempts at instagram.  Both Ben and I were back to feeling quite sick on Sunday.  But the weather was so gorgeous and we didn't want to miss spring in DC.  So we sucked it up and drove into the city in the afternoon to catch some of the spring air.

Yup. We live (kinda) near the White House now.

I can't believe I live this close to the White House!

I was so excited to identify the OEB. (Somebody has watched too many episodes of the West Wing lately)

After hours and hours (and hours) of handstitching while watching episodes of the West Wing, I was quite pleased to identify the OEOB building by myself.

Someone is not happy having his picture taken with the spring flowers

Henry was not the biggest fan of having his picture taken in DC.  He's a shy one, too :)

Thanks to all of you for letting me share my secret.  I'm trying to get a little bit better.

14 comments:

rachely said...

It's the OEOB, never the EOB! We'll make you a native yet :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great pictures! You go girl! ;)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous pictures!!!

Heidi Staples said...

It's funny how we all seem to have our blog self and then our real self. Comes with the territory, I guess. Keep sharing here -- I love catching up with your posts every week! :)

Becca said...

Yah!

ifinallyhavetime.com said...

All of your links worked exactly right. Hope everyone is feeling well now and I'm glad you got downtown to the cherry trees while they were still blooming. Lot's of fun (free!) things to do in DC.
Linda F.

Jessie said...

Glad you headed down to see DC- we almost never make the time to do that! One of these days...

Suz said...

I love your posts - sometimes personal, sometimes quirky, sometimes thought provoking... but always beautiful and something I look forward to. All I can say, is keep it up and feel proud of what you achieve.

Gina said...

Pretty photos!! You may be shy and quiet and your sewing is talkative and always has a story to tell!! I always love seeing what you have been sewing! Always inspiring, always fun!

basildonkitchens said...

Great photos! I hear you about you "blog" self and "real" self! I love your stories and your quilting is amazing!

Keep it up! :)

Rebecca Lynne said...

I don't always comment but I do read your blog so you aren't ever alone. We lived in downtown DC for three years and it is such an inspiring place. I ran each morning past the monuments and could never get over the pride of living there. You will enjoy Maryland and this is the best time of year down there! If you need good eats recommendations just ask - there is a great dim sum place in Maryland!

felicity said...

Don't have much to say except I'm here with you. :)

knitting sandwich said...

love you melinda!!

Molly said...

I could have written this exact same post, pretty much. So funny that we just joined up on instagram. So late to the party. Glad you are enjoying DC!

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