Good day to you all. I recently found a blogger who posted a couple of pieces on the "blog catacombs." Infidel753 listed a number of blogs he read consistently but which have disappeared and are missed. I have linked to his second post on the topic in which he speculates on what may cause a blogger to simply disappear from the blogosphere. I know that several bloggers I used to read have disappeared. I know at least two have died and I do miss them. Another has had serious health problems coupled with family matters that have taken precedence over blogging. But I wonder how many are in the category Infidel talks most about: political bloggers who are burned out. I know I have often felt burned out by the politics. After you have said what you think of the political assholes and their half-assed proposals (or non-proposals) for the hundredth time you get rather tired. There are far more assholes and half-assed pronouncements than you have energy.
I enjoy needlework and fiber arts. I have done embroidery, quilting, and crochet for decades with gaps in time when other things have taken my time and energy. I remember still weaving a belt on an inkle loom when I was in 8th grade. I didn't get to warp the loom myself--my teacher insisted on doing that. I had the strap for the next 20 years before it disappeared during one of my moves. I thought of that as I read this blog. I once tried backstrap weaving but never finished the project--again because other matters were more urgent. I never got to the point of showing off anything as beautiful as the pieces pictured.