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It’s my stop on the blog hop!

Plum and June

You’ve landed here, in the place of little things and lots of them.

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(above, a mosaic of some of my projects from May 2012-last Friday, reverse chronological order. Crappy iPhone snap of the Indian Summer improv stars is most recent.)

When I started this blog in May 2012, it’s fair to say I didn’t have a clue what I was even doing here. This is about the fourth blog I have started. I’ve started and abandoned: 1) a cooking blog (ONE post! because actually I’m not that great a cook); 2) an expat blog (got pregnant, and in my surprise-you’re-pregnant state, the foreign country became terrifying rather than charming–and then we moved back to MA); 3) an Open Salon blog where I tried to hang and talk all smart about books (there is a REASON I dropped out of English grad school, yo).

I’m a stay-at-home-mom now, with a background in word-y things. There was the English grad school, there was the few years of publishing grunt work. I needed something to do, and I needed to blog. I kind of thought I might be a mommyblogger, and talk about some books and some baby stuff and some food, and just try and post a little bit of a lot of different things.

I also thought that my life isn’t likely to be the BIG, monumental, world-rocking thing that I thought it was going to be when I was 21.

Instead, my life is going to be a lot

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of really little things, and little moments, all strung together

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to make lots of joy.

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Other reasons I love my blog name, littleandlots:

I have a little. She’s lots of fun.

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She’s an L name, I’m an L name, we’re L&L, little&lots.

And, more practically, I have a LOT of stuff crammed into a very little apartment.

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Most of all, I like my blog name because what all of we quilters do, at the heart of it, is make something that is so MUCH out of things that are so little.

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So, stick with this Southerner-stuck-forever-in-Massachusetts (yes, my header image is from coastal GA, and yes, I tried to change it and it broke my little heart). Happily, I know where I’m headed now: modern quilting, with some knits and dresses thrown in for fun.

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You may not always find the cleverest tutorials or tips around these parts, but I try my best to share pretty things and thoughts about what I’m working on. (Mostly so you won’t make the same goofs I do.) I promise also to always enable fabric and yarn purchasing. I’m a great enabler.

Up next (please stop by again!): Kokka strawberry framed square quilt obsession; a little Indian Summer charity quilt I got to start; Liberty Stile x-plus blocks.

Hop on over to the next new blogger on the list this week!

Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Laura @ Little And Lots (you are HERE!)
Valerie @ Between Quilts
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