Monday, September 7, 2009

Finding My Way Back to Betty Ninja

I've been slowing thinking the past few weeks about getting back to blogging here more. I was a little burnt out before. I was feeling a little over saturated with too much inspirations from all over the web. It was a little hard to get excited about stitching something without feeling like it has all been so overdone already.

Hope I'm not getting to down for everyone.

You're Doing What?

But I'm back and I'm feeling fresh again and I'm feeling like Betty Ninja might slowly morph into something more than just a quilting blog. Does that mean all my quilty friends won't like me anymore? I hope not, because I will certainly be quilting some more. It's just that I'm ready to start snapping shots more, and painting furniture more, and thrifting more.

Sewing Notions

At times thrifting was slim this summer, but the past week or two I've been finding great things. I think it's because I'm actually pausing and looking more carefully.

My Snappy New Kenmore Machine

My old machine was broken and I just couldn't break down and pay the $100 bucks to have her fixed up again. Especially with her tendency to shock me with electricity while sewing.

My Snappy New Kenmore Machine

So.. I scored this great brown Kenmore for $15 and it works. It took some fiddling and a bit of oil and some web searching. But she runs like a charm.

My Snappy New Kenmore Machine

Anyway, I'm completely ready to feel inspired again. Ready for new challenges. By the way, I'm excited about this new site. I'll be whipping up some fun project for them soon. It just seems like fun.


Sarah said...

Shocked while sewing? YIKES.

It's crazy what it costs to get a machine repaired. I always cringe when I fork over that $100. I mean the stinking machine only costs $300 BRAND NEW for goodness sakes.

BTW, I LOVE the owls and that sweet sweet sweet little pink dress so much. I plan on framing it for the new house!

Wendy said...

That's the beauty of the blog - you make it what YOU want it to be.

Looking forward to your future posts.

kelly said...

Looking forward to seeing what new things you have in store to share.

So happy for you to have a sewing machine that does not shock you! Life is too short for that kind of nonsense.

scrapworking said...

Welcome back...though I follow you over at Betty Mtn Girl. Nice to see you able to sew again!

Sharon in FL

blabby said...

I go for weeks without posting any crafty photos and only write political rants or stories about my 3 year old. Whatev, right? I'm happy to stop by and see the fun stuff you're working on, whenever you feel like posting :)

jacquie said...

welcome back my friend. i know what you mean about inspiration overload...i feel it too. you just be you and i'll keep checking you out!

bettyninja said...

Thanks everyone! Glad you like the cute little dress Sarah :) Thought that you would ;)

You all are far to kind to me... thanks a bunch!