It's been a crazy few days, and it all started when my husband killed our months-old computer. Not having access to my online stuff, and basically being handed a forced time-out gave me a chance to actually sit and think about things that have been swirling around in my head for quite a while.
Here's the thing. Blogging isn't fun anymore. Since maybe May, I feel like every project I've worked on or blogged about was not for me, but for an audience. It might have been a bee block, a swap or a blog hop, but none of it really made me happy. Yes, I was enjoyed the connections I made, but I haven't been sewing for me and I certainly haven't found myself wanting to write up a blog post. Sadly, I think I got caught up in thinking of what would be good "exposure" rather than what I would enjoy. Yeah, I know.....
Because of this little revelation, I've decided to stop hosting the Handmade Parade. While I absolutely love the projects and inspiration people have shared, it's just time for me to step back. When something starts to feel like a chore, instead of a joy, it's time to re-think things.
That said, if there is someone who wants to keep it going, I would be thrilled! I think hand stitchers need a place to connect and share. There are bloghops and linkys for everything else, I really think someone needs to keep the Handmade Parade going. Any takers?