Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tell Me Tuesday #8

Welcome to the first Tell Me Tuesday Link Party of the New Year!

We had wonderful entries in last week's party, and several new faces, whom I enjoyed visiting. Don't you love how you meet new people through blogging, and just when you think you've seen it all, yet another totally amazing blogger inspires you? I know I do.

Before Christmas I worked on a FABULOUS project which involved re-purposing a Victorian red and white quilt remnant. I only took one photo of the finished item before I gifted it, but I will be sharing it later in the week, along with some of the amazing vintage items that I received.

Speaking of inspiration, I am trying to really feel inspired in light of some bad news that I received yesterday. I officially received word that my consulting gig that I have had for the past year has ended. The non-profit that I was doing communications work for has decided to hand over its operations and administration to a non-profit management group. Of course I am sad to no longer be a part of the important work that was underway there, but I am really trying to see the positive in the situation.

I referenced some changes that I have been planning to make to Vintage Pollyanna in my last blog post, and now those changes really seem to be timely. I see a crossroads before me. One path is traditional, and has me casting my net for a new consulting gig or even possibly full-time work. The other path is so really make something of my blog--my hobby--and my love of vintage and crafting. A friend of mine posted a quote on Facebook the other day that said,
"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
I am really hoping that is the case this time. I know it will be.

Have you been let go from a job only to have found a way to take on an out-of-the-box, follow-your-dreams kind of opportunity? Leave me a comment and let me know about it. Right now I can use all of the inspiration I can get!

Anyhoo, let's take a moment to take a look at three of my favorite entries from last week's link party. Here is one I really loved, especially because it has been a project that has been in the back of my mind for over a year. I think this is a sign that I need to get off my duff and get to it! This is a Feltboard Tutorial from the Life of Jennifer Dawn.

Next is a truly fabulous Crocheted Cloche from RockNRegalia. LOVE IT! I actually have one similar to this that my daughter wore in the winter of 2009.

And lastly, just because these are silly and make me smile, I had to choose these Message Pancakes from Agape Love. I mean seriously, who knew it could be this EASY to make a kid smile?

If I featured you as a fave, please grab my button for your blog and CONGRATS!

Now on to the party!

Be sure to grab a button and include it in your post, and leave me a comment to let me know how you found me, or what your New Year's Resolutions are, or if you have any advice for me as I begin to dip my toe back into the land of job-seeking while I amp up my blog at the same time!

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  1. I am soooooo excited about being featured. Thank you sooo much. Thanks also for letting me know ahead of time. It made my evening! I already put my button up; it's my first. I am going to link up something else wonderful I made Sunday night when I wake up. It is quite late now.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my felt board! I'm honored. :)

    I wanted to let you know that I said a prayer for you this morning concerning the crossroads you are on. I hope wonderful things with "fall together".

  3. "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

    I love that quote! Its not easy to let go, when things fall apart.. but I do believe that quote is true.. a better opportunity could be coming through! I say got for what you love! :) Enjoy it, as much as a bummer as it may be that, that gig ended! :)

    Another quote I love is.. God never shuts a door without first opening a window for you! :)

    Find that window and go for it!! :)

    Thanks so much for featuring my pancakes!! :) That was so awesome of you! The are definitely fun.. and the kids really do LOVE them!

    (Agape Love Designs)

  4. Oh btw do you have a code for your feature button??

  5. Hi Maria, I just posted the html code for the button. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Good luck in your new endeavors! I too am in the communications biz and have recently decided to stay home full time. Transitions are a bit scary. While I don't have my own creative/DIY success story I would encourage you to take this opportunity to do it! I hear so many great stories out there--you could be the next!

  7. Hi! I'm new to your link party... I linked up to my resolutions for 2011... maybe you'll find some things to add to your list :) I found you through The Girl Creative.

  8. Love the links, in Maine this week, plan on stopping by your dads shop and saying hi! :)


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