Used to…

When it comes to crafting and sewing, I used to have zero fear and would just jump in feet first to any and all projects that caught my interest.

But somewhere over the last 5 to 10 years, fear and doubt crept in and I took less and less risks.

And that’s where I am today…trying to figure out how to get back to that fearless place. That place where I didn’t care what anyone else would think and just made what made me happy or challenged me or filled some need I had at that time.

An introduction…finally!

This year seems to be completely flying by and I can’t believe that it’s already July!?!

Everyday I walk into my office/sewing room and I plan to write at least a little bit, but for whatever reason, I never seem to find the right words to say when I sit down in front of my laptop. So, weeks go by and I neglect my blog…like every time (and every blog) before.

But, that changes today…I really do want to write more…even if I’m the only person who ever reads the things that I write.

So, over the next week/month, I’ll write about all the things going on in my life. Starting with a bit of an introduction since I never really did that…at least I don’t think I did. *it’s been a few weeks since I started this blog and I’m currently 3 glasses of wine into my night so things are a little fuzzy 😉 *

Anyway, I’m Nori…married to Luke…we celebrated 20 years this past March. We have 2 kiddos (one boy, one girl)…Stephen, 19, and Jordan, 14. With 3 cats…Abby, Simon, and Tibbs and one dog, Dakota. When the boy child is at college, the animals outnumber the people!

I’m a beach lover, sometimes blogger, quilter, sewist, crocheter, wine lover/enthusiast, crafter of all sorts :)! After 18 years as an at-home mom, I went back to work part time last fall and so far I’m enjoying it…there are of course good and bad days, but as a whole, it’s not so bad.

And, that’s just a bit about me.

I really do hope that I can find the words and the time to write more…words seem to escape me more than time.

This shouldn’t be so hard.

I have a million and one thoughts in my head at any given moment. And yet, when I sit down to write them all out, my brain betrays me and I am completely blank…staring at a white screen trying to bring forward even one of the thoughts I previously had before I sat down in front of my laptop. It’s a frustrating thing that honestly keeps me from maintaining this (or any previous blogs!) with any kind of real consistency.

So, here I sit, once again, trying to figure what to write…

Third times the charm?

Or is it the fourth? Maybe the fifth? Quite frankly, I’ve forgotten how many other blogs I have started and eventually/inevitably forgotten about or gotten bored with. So, I’m not really sure why I’m starting yet another one…maybe it was the wine (that’s a possibility and probably not far from the truth), but whatever it was, here I am starting over. Again. Hoping for better/longer results, but knowing that, eventually, I will give up on this or get bored or forget my password or one of the many other reasons that brought about the demise of my previous blogs.

But until that time comes, I will use my little space on the interwebs to vent my frustrations, share my feelings and opinions, show pictures of anything from sewing projects to vacations to just our backyard and pets…generally do whatever I want with my new blog because I can.