There are at least twelve gazillion bloggers out there in the cyber-universe and a whole whack of them are amazingly gifted writers. Multiple multitudes of them have ginormous audiences who hang on their every word, but only occasionally do I read a blog that speaks to ME!
November is my month to do “Blog, Book and Bundle” for our PEIMQG meeting and I don’t want to lead anyone astray. FYI, this is a segment of the meeting where each month one of us takes a turn talking about a blog that inspires us; a book that changes the way we think about piecing or planning a quilt; and fabric that makes our eyes sparkle and our imaginations soar.
So I have been surfing, poking around, reading and then re-reading the blogs I follow on Bloglovin to find one to share with my fellow Guild members. Because we are in eastern Canada, my first notion was to find a Maritime Canadian blogger to write about. Yikes…there is a very small pond of bloggers in the Maritimes…we’d fit into a puddle probably. Did I find anyone? Nope I did not. But…while searching I did have a mini-epiphany. Here goes…
“The blogosphere has no borders, no boundaries and no barriers. We are free to love, hate or say “meh” about or to any blog, or its writer, anywhere in the world.”
so having given myself permission to search wherever I wanted, I gleefully set off to find a blog that was a bit out in left field, a smidge hardcore and above all else, WILDLY ENTERTAINING.
I am, if nothing else, persistent, which paid off big time when I found myself tee-heeing, snorting and sniggling away at The Bitchy Stitcher. This is a blog that’s laugh-out-loud funny, cynical, and edgy; and inside every snarky post Megan Doherty makes, there is a nugget of something very insightful, which is always a bonus for me…be warned though, this blog is NOT always ladylike…you will find the “f” word, along with other very creative and descriptive words. You’ve been warned.
Here are a couple quick links to some of her posts, in no particular order.
This bit was taken from her recent post, A pep talk in case you need it.. And it sums up everything anybody who ever questioned his/her quilty ability must remember.
“…I have one last point. If you make ANYTHING, you are a magician. A quilt, a table runner, a placemat, a block, even just two pieces of fabric sewn together and dropped on the floor—hell, even one piece of fabric cut out of a larger one—none of these things existed in that form until you brought them into being. You are Minerva freaking McGonagall, transmogrifying fabric and thread until it becomes something new, something that, no matter what it looks like or how skillfully it was constructed, is greater than what its parts were before you brought them together. That’s magic. That’s art.”
Aww shit, I wish I’d said that…
and here for my fellow guild members are a pic or two of the book and bundle that I shared with you last night.