What I'm Up To and Maybe Bloggiesta?

Hey Everybody! I've writing up my monthly report. Haha!

Here's what I've been doing.

Reading: I'm rereading Persuasion by Jane Austen. I bought a beautiful Penguin edition. It's so pretty! It's slow going though.

Listening: I borrowed Wolf Hall from the library but it was returned before I could finish it. So I'm back on the waiting list. How is there still a waiting list for this book? I'm also listening to Dear Fahrenheit 451. It's a cute book. A librarian writes letters to some of the books on her and others shelves.

Watching: Lots of Netflix. I just finished the second season of Jessica Jones, Godless, Nailed It (so fun!), Weekend Aristocrats, Jane the Virgin, and Grace and Frankie. And probably more. I'm also addicted to crafting vlogs on YouTube. I'll watch sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching videos. Exciting! Mostly they just talk about the projects they are working on and what the latest trendy patterns are. It gives me FOMO. Which leads me to...

Doing: Sewing. Lots of sewing. I have a new serger so I'm putting it to use. Here is what I've made.

From the top: Mandy Boatneck Tee, Shoreline Boatneck,
 Swoon Cardigan, Blanc Tee
Three of the four here are free patterns (Shoreline Boatneck is a paid pattern). I'm learning a lot. I have a few more projects I want to make. I even have the fabric for those already. So yeah, reading isn't at the top of my list right now.

What about blogging? Suey wrote a great post about blogging slumps as a Bloggiesta post. I can relate. How do we feel about blogging now? I haven't been keeping up. Do people still blog? Do they still read blogs? (Somebody must be because I keep getting emails from people trying to get me to review their books.) I keep hearing that video is the new blog. "Everybody" has a YouTube channel. I like watching vlogs but do I want to do one? Umm... not really.

What do you think about blogging now? Are you participating in Bloggiesta? I might check out the Twitter party tonight.

That's it for now. See you next month!


  1. Wow, the things you've sewn look fabulous!!

  2. Oh lordy I cannot sew. AT ALL. I can hand stitch my daughter's costumes when they fall apart but nope. Sewing machines do not like me. I always jam the needled or pucker the fabric.

    1. I’m no expert and I make lots of mistakes, but with every project I get a little better. YouTube is great for tutorials and problem solving!

  3. I’ve been thinking about “the state of book blogging” a lot lately too. I think there must be a whole bunch of book bloggers I’m not aware of because I basically dropped off the Twitter radar... but idk. Twitter’s not,what it once was either

    1. I haven’t been on Twitter in forever. The state of book blogging. Yeah, I don’t know where I fit into that now.

  4. How IS there still a wait list for Wolf Hall? Good heavens! It's been out for ten million years!

    Meanwhile, I am hugely impressed with your work as a seamstress! I have never even successfully sewed a hem, so what you have done looks like magic.

  5. Not everyone has a YouTube channel and vlogs. In fact, I purposely avoid anyone who does. I can't stand them. Give me the written word in any form any day. Yes, people still blog but it seems to be more of a come-as-you-are, do-what-you-want-when-you-want feel to it. Among those that I follow, it seems that there is a shift away from discussing strictly books and moving towards a more lifestyle focus with discussions of things you like outside of books. I keep plugging away doing my own thing because I like it and the sense of satisfaction I get from writing reviews. Then again, I was never in this for the followers.

    I am so impressed with everything you accomplish when it comes to crafts. I have major FOMO when I see everyone working on their projects, and I can barely keep up on my laundry!


Thanks for visiting! Please leave a comment. I've disabled Anonymous comments since I've had a barrage of Anon spam lately. Sorry about that.
Also, if you leave a legit comment but it contains a spammy link, it will not be published.