Monday, October 14, 2013

Please leave a message after the beep


You've reached the Old Red Barn Co. blog.  Seems as though Dana, the sole contributor to this space, is suffering a bit of writer's block. Over the last weeks she has implemented tactics (i.e. "This Week" seen here, here and here)  to force her to sit down and blog but said tactics aren't really her style and made her a bit lazy -- lumping all things into one catch all post instead of more thoughtful, meaningful posts.  Anywho . . .  if you're here today it might be of interest to you that this is post 999 and Dana has a small quilting tutorial (Double Irish Chain from fat quarters!) and a giveaway (free long arm quilting!) planned for post 1,000.  Please be sure to stop back by for that and kindly leave a message after the beep.

>>>> BEEP <<<<<

-dana

35 comments:

Kelly said...

Beautiful photo, Dana! And congrats on 1,000 posts.

diane said...

There is something in the air making us lose our blogging mojo. I blame Instagram.
You look gorgeous in the photo.

Tracy said...

Cute! I hardly blog anymore. Not sure why. Every time I try to write I "freeze". Can't wait for your tutorial!

DebbyMc said...

Beeeep...how adorable are YOU? Honestly, I thought it was a photo of one of your girls for a minute. No worries on the blog front; I always enjoy whatever you share with us. Enjoy this glorious season, we'll all be here awaiting your posts ...remember Blog w/o guilt! Love ya!

Beth said...

I have been enjoying your posts...just so you know.
Love the photo!

Paige said...

Wow! 1,000 posts! Congratulations!

jabeybaby said...

I also have been enjoying your posts and am looking forward to your tutorial soon!

Jackie said...

I really enjoy your posts. I love that you can capture everything you need in a photo and attach a short quip about it. The simplicity you have amazes me. I find myself using more words to my posts when I should probably cut back. But I blog to catalog things that I like, and Facebook just doesn't allow me to be as in depth as I would like, and a simple photo just doesn't explain everything that I would like to remember for the future. I blog so I can have a diary of what I am doing, what my kids are up to and how they are growing and changing, and their silly antics, and none of it is really thoughtful or meaningful except to me. Also, I like the This Week posts. There are some things that I do/make and there really isn't enough to do a whole post about, but it gives me a place to put it so I can remember the time frame in which it occurred.
Super cute photo, and looking forward to post 1,000!
Did the machine cut me off from using too many words? :)

Harriett Basham said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. Don't worry about the writers block. Everything you post is beautiful.

Jenny said...

Congrats! Don't stress about your blog. I have no expectations for quantity or quality. I just stick around because I really like it here!

Kim said...

Well ya gotta keep blogging because I'd miss you and your family too much if you stopped :0).

Hugs and congrats on the 1000 posts!

Happy Sewing

Kristen said...

Gorgeous lady taking a bit of a break is expected.
Grats on 999 posts. That's amazing. Very amazing.

Can't wait to see what 1000 will bring.

dolores said...

Bwhaahahhhaaa! I miss you so much!;) xo

Dirt Road Quilter said...

What a great shot - you look like one of the kids! Congratulations on 999 posts - that's lots of good memories. No worries about that writer's block. Write what you want, how you want, when you want and we'll love it.

capitolaquilter said...

When you get to the point of needing a comma to count your blog posts I'd say you're entitled to a little writers block. lovely photo, who needs words.

scottylover said...

So, now you know why I don't have a blog! Nothing much to talk about here! I do enjoy your posts, too.

Wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing!
Sandy A

QuiltNut Creations said...

Congrats on the 1000th posts! Love this pic of you.

Terri said...

I can totally relate to the writers block syndrome! Happened to me as soon as my Portfolio semester began in late August. Congrats on your blogging milestone!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Wow, I cannot wait for the FQ double irish chain tute...we are supposed to be congratulating you on your 1000th post, and we are getting the gifts! So cool!!

Linda R said...

Don't stress out over writers block. Love your blog and all the pictures. Really enjoy it! :-)

Mama Said Sew said...

Hey gorgeous!

SouthernHeart said...

Lovely photo and I look forward to your 1,000th post! Maybe it will inspire me to quilt! I, too, am suffering from writer's block or something. I seem to have lost my mojo!

Blessings,
Dianne
www.sweetjourneyhome.com

Kelly O. said...

haha! you crack me up :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Congrats on post 999! Here's to many, many more!

charlotte said...

Let's blame it on the government shutdown! Maybe if they get up and running, you can too. I still love to see anything you post, even if it's mostly pictures.

Lee D said...

great pic and wow 1000 wonderful posts! congrats

scrapinlinda said...

I have read your blog for a long time, please don't stop!!! I enjoy!! Wow 1,000, that's wonderful... Waiting on that tutorial :) Again thanks..

Jo said...

That is such a beautiful photo of you x

Wendy said...

glad to see I am not the only one experiencing this. Wow! coming up on post number 1000! What an awesome milestone for you. I love coming here and being inspired by your creative muse, as well as bits about your life. I don't always comment, but I do come by when you post to read. Hope your mojo comes back soon.

Janine said...

....BEEP....

hey!
yep, i'm way down here... (mad arm waving )

i'm checking in to see wha your up to ...

give away - yeah!

pick me! pick me!


hope you feel more inspired soon - i miss you :(

Trudi said...

Beeeeeeep

well hello there! been missing you lately, but hey, you gotta write when you want to, and just be you! love you ! Happy 1000! big loves XXXX

Debbie Fetters said...
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Debbie Fetters said...

Yay-giveaway! Congrats on 1000 posts!!

You just write when you feel like it & we'll be here to read it! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Debbie

Kelli said...

I feel you. Even after I said I was making time for me, I can't find time and the will to blog like I want to and I don't want to do it halfway. Beautiful photo by the way!

Ginny said...

Love your pic! You look great! Don't worry we will be there - love your posts - and 1000! gee whiz, you deserve a day, a week, a month off! Blogging is hard and especially when it is thoughtful and beautifully pictured.