It is with heavy heart that I write this. I have been blogging for nearly 4 years now. Blogging has become such a part of my life - doing new projects, coming up with new things to share with women around the world. Some of those women I have been fortunate enough to meet in *real* life, or at least get to know on a more personal level. I will cherish those relationships forever.
As much as I try, I cannot bring myself to type that I am stopping blogging all together. But, I will be scaling back quite a bit. My goal is to post weekly, but don't hold me to that. There may be a whole month where you don't hear from me at all. I will not come back with apologies, or excuses for my absence.
Likewise, I know this will affect my blog relationships as well. I realize one of the keys to having a successful blog is to post frequently. I guess I could pop in every day with "I'm tired" or "I'm stressed," but I don't think that would be very exciting. The projects I do from here on in will be ones I would have done regardless, and not just blog fodder. I totally understand if this is a turn off, and that some people will be moving on.
Why the sudden change in direction? Well, we are trying to save money for one. Turns out even dilapidated houses are damn expensive, and we are woefully under-prepared. We have started using Wesabe to track our finances, and y-i-k-e-s - the amount I spend monthly on crafting and blog related endeavors is downright alarming. Mama needs a new refrigerator more than she needs to make an apron that will inevitably get stuffed in a bag destined for Goodwill.
On top of that, I am tired all the time, and I am stressed at work. Too many changes happening too fast have made me relish the time spent curled up on the couch in front of the TV, zoning out. No commitments, no obligations. I have a feeling things will be changing even more, and I will cherish the memory of a time when could tune out the world and just be.
This is waaaay longer than I intended. In summary, this is now The Felt Mouse - Lite. Don't think that gets you off the hook, though - I will still be visiting you and marveling at all your wonderful creations!