Thursday, March 27, 2014


My last post was seen by my friend and fellow crafter Kimmer, that would be MommaRock at  We could be almost the same person, hahaha,  When she looked at the compartments of her life she knew she needed to make some changes.  As I read, I knew that would be very important to my quality of life as well.  So rather than just ponder, I took action, inspired by Kimmer. 

I stayed up a little later than normal and went thru my YouTube list.  I was over whelmed each day with 100 emails in my mail, most all YouTube friends and acquaintances.  As I tackled my list ( that looked like I would be doing an overnighter back from my school days) it started moving a little faster than I imagined.   

I changed many to 'show only in feed' I found many that I needed to remove, those that had not had a video in over a year.  And, I still may fiddle with a few more.  Late in the evening, I don't function as well as early morning.

I consider each that I receive, Kimmer has vowed not to watch 'haul' videos and for the most part, that will be my vow also.   And, though I love to learn, there are things I am not likely to try, so I have given myself permission to just pass on those, also.  We all love just a word or two when we publish a video, and in my beginning stage with few subscribers that was an easy task.  However, now my list of those I am subscribed to, is so long that to comment on all would be a full time job, so I have now given myself permission to, at times, just give a thumbs up and be off to the next.

In the past few days, I have had the time to do some projects of my own, view some videos, read some blog entries by friends and I have even started a grand mystery on my Kindle :)

I believe I am going to like this new improved compartment.  As the weather improves and the pool calls to me, I may make a few summer tweeks ;)

I will leave you now with a few things I have worked on.  Hoping this post finds you happy and healthy, here thy are:

One on the right is the one she will wear, on the left is the one the groom will throw.  Granddaughter wants to keep the one she will wear ;)

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I am finding that I put my life in compartments.  My work (tongue in cheek) is creating.  That goes on down in 'God Bless My Mess' aka my crafting and stitching room.  My computer fun and work goes on in the great room (first floor consists of kitchen and great room and 1/2 bath).  My sleeping goes on, of course, upstairs in the bedroom.

My YouTube compartment is almost 99% crafters, my blog compartment is almost 99% personal sharing of life type bloggers.  My social life is almost 99% family.

I will have to ponder this, and see if I need to shake this up a bit, or just be content that I am happy this way.

I need to, rein in, my YouTube compartment, for it is starting to overwhelm my work, blogging and social life.  Will have to ponder this ;)

I gave myself permission, just this week, to add a few blogs to follow and have found an oldie and a brand new one I would like to follow.  Some of my crafty friends will recognize Natasha Hensel's      I enjoy her vlogs, feeding her chickens and hearing how her day is going and what she has chosen to prepare for dinner.  She is a good cook.  She is my oldie.  Just yesterday, I met a young woman, by chance, (if you believe in chance) and find out she is an Author, Speaker, Teen Life Coach and Blogger at  I have only had the time to go thru her February and March 2014 posts, but I believe I will enjoy going back in time to read more, while going forward on any of her new blogging.  And, to always leave a comment, so fellow bloggers know I have stopped for a peek!!!!!

For now, I need to go to my work compartment ;)  And, will leave you with a few things I have made and the hope that this post will find you all happy and healthy,

Barb aka Tilly
PS  don't be afraid to sign up to follow me, you can always just delete the notice that I have done something, if you don't want to spend time with me that day ::))  (that is a double smiley face)

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