Intentionally Engaging in Three Things Thursday: Blogging, Working, & Sewing

3 Things:

Blogging, Working, & Sewing!




Since I’m easing back into my regular blogging schedule while catching up on other obligations, I skipped yesterday, which would have been my “Women with Intention” Wednesday.

And now it’s Thursday again – so that means I’ll be telling you about three things out of many that I will INTENTIONALLY be doing today.   


SO …




Today I am endeavoring to get back on track with many things, following my holiday “break” and other events. Blogging is one of those things, since I really enjoy this form of creative writing and connecting with those of you who read and follow my blogs.

I belong to numerous blogging groups on Facebook, too, and one of the benefits of that is connecting with fellow bloggers by visiting and commenting on their blogs. It’s wonderful to virtually meet so many talented bloggers with amazing blogs! I have bookmarked many of them for future visits and reference.

Another thing I *REALLY* need and want to do this year is interact with those of you who take the time to leave comments. I really appreciate when you not only read, but also leave comments for me, and I apologize for NOT responding!





Most everybody has to do it, right? In one way or another, whether commuting to a job somewhere or working from home, we all usually have to work. I include moms at home raising kids in this category, as well, because I’ve been there and done that, and I know first hand it IS work!

In my case now, as an almost 60-year-old woman …   I am beginning my 11th year of working from home as a freelance writer and educational consultant. The freelance life is challenging, since work and income ebbs and flows, but at this time, I do have a few clients and various types of work going on. This includes assessment writing, course content editing, academic blog writing, and literary lesson plan writing.





My favorite “therapeutic” activity is sewing and quilting!  I’m actually still working on finishing up belated Christmas gifts and other items. I currently have pillows and quilts in progress.

One of my specialties in my K-Lee’s Kreations business is adding imprinted photos to various items, such as these:


                Quilt and pillows with dog pictures


The majority of my products, primarily through my Etsy shop, are customized items and the pictured products are samples from previous orders.

However, this year I am working on a plan to add “ready to buy” items to hopefully branch out and attract more customers. These items might include items such as the following…


Double-sided baby blankets…


Quilts in various sizes, designs, and colors…



Pillows in various sizes, designs, and colors…



… and lots of other items!


So stay tuned if you’re a fan of handmade items, especially if you like to support those of us who have Etsy shops and/or our own business sites to sell our items (working on my new site now, right here on WordPress!)  



So What About YOU?


How is YOUR Thursday going?


What are three things you are working on today, if you care to share?



           Star design quilt and pillows




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40 comments to “Intentionally Engaging in Three Things Thursday: Blogging, Working, & Sewing”

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  1. Samantha - January 11, 2018 Reply

    Your quilts are so so beautiful, I can see all the hard work put into it. I definitely need to go check out your Etsy shop!

  2. Honey @ The Girl Next Shore - January 11, 2018 Reply

    I wish I knew how to sew! Hahaha. Good luck on getting back on the blogging track!

  3. Terri Beavers - January 11, 2018 Reply

    I bought a sewing machine to teach myself how to sew. That’s not going so well, lol. I love your engaging topics of working from home.

  4. Nancy - January 11, 2018 Reply

    So inspirational! I agree, sometimes it’s hard to get back on track after the holidays. Sometimes, I write everything out on a calendar to get excited to get back into things – helps a lot!

  5. Gisele - January 11, 2018 Reply

    Wow, you are into a lot of things. I’ve only been working from home for 6 months. I love it though, I’m home with my dogs and don’t have to worry about driving the crazy highways.

  6. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle - January 11, 2018 Reply

    I LOVE what you’re doing! This is a great way to approach our lives. We have to make time for what we need to do AND what we want to do.
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  7. Audrey - January 11, 2018 Reply

    I really love your quilt! My grandma used to call making a quilt a labor of love, and it looks like you put a lot of love into the labor!

  8. Christie Brown - January 11, 2018 Reply

    I really like this idea for a series, girl! I, too, am trying to get back in to the swing of blogging and working after the holidays (one is much easier than the other haha). Here’s to being intentional in 2018! I wish you the best in achieving all that you’ve set out to. 🙂 x
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  9. Soonjoo - January 11, 2018 Reply

    I love your quilting! I also enjoy sewing and I do feel therapeutic. I sew and make clothes but I never tried to make quilt maybe soon enough I will!

  10. Joely Smith - January 11, 2018 Reply

    You are a very talented sewer/quilter in addition to a writer! I should learn to do this. It would be a relaxing hobby! I know I need something to help me unwind!
    Joely Smith recently posted..Fashion Must Haves 10 Non-Typical Items

  11. Nicole - January 11, 2018 Reply

    I will definitely be following your blog! I am a quilter as well and I have always been interested in opening an Easy shop, but I have never known where to start. I can’t wait to watch your journey as you branch out with your quilting and see how you do!
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  12. Sarah Camille - January 11, 2018 Reply

    Your quilts and pillows look amazing! I wish I was that talented in sewing.

  13. Javier sarmiento - January 11, 2018 Reply

    my thursday is going well, i’m on working on completing my homework, doing errands, and enjoying life like it is .

  14. Javier sarmiento - January 11, 2018 Reply

    my thursday is going well, i am completing my homework and working errands for my family.

  15. nikki - January 12, 2018 Reply

    It sounds as though you’re having a very busy and productive Thursday. Your creations are gorgeous!

  16. Puneet Kaur - January 12, 2018 Reply

    Thanks a lot for including moms at home raising their kids in this category of working. This blog is an inspiration for me.
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  17. steph parrell - January 12, 2018 Reply

    Wow! Your sewing skills are amazing! I have to admit I have never been good with a needle but it is a hobby that is very attractive to me. Love your blog topics!

  18. Charlotte - January 12, 2018 Reply

    I am loving the quilts! I have just started getting back into blogging after Christmas and struggling to keep my schedule haha it’s getting the brain back in gear after the holidays. Sounds like you have a good focus though
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  19. Marysa - January 12, 2018 Reply

    That is impressive that you know how to quilt. I haven’t ever tried quilting! Right now I am on break from work for a few weeks, so I am working on projects around the house and blogging.

  20. Ami Rose - January 12, 2018 Reply

    Your sewings are wonderful! That’s something I’d love to get back in to. I used to do lots of cross stitch tapestry but it’s something I don’t allow myself time for any more.

    Ami xxx

  21. 1stopmom - January 12, 2018 Reply

    I have a sewing machine sitting on my shelf in my closet, I used to really enjoying making different things. My daughter has been wanting to learn. It is hard coming back to blogging after taking a break. I usually take one in the summer and right after Christmas.

  22. Cindy Gordon - January 12, 2018 Reply

    Those are some really great quilt patterns. Great work!

  23. Alysia Bear - January 12, 2018 Reply

    Well, it’s no longer Thursday but I’m working on a post right now- I’ve got to take pictures for it today. As I’ve had my 4th child, I’m not loving having to take the pics while still at a weight I don’t like so I was putting it off. Now it’s crunch time -_-
    I’m also interacting on Facebook, promoting my blog and completing my social threads.
    My other goal for the day is to take some time out to acknowledge the fact my hubby has been super helpful this week. I usually do, I thank him whenever he’s helped with what’s on my plate, but this week has been better than most and I want to make him feel special 🙂

    Your work is gorgeous, btw!

  24. Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog - January 12, 2018 Reply

    I am getting back into the swing of things. My husband was off last week so I decided to unplug and take a break. I needed it. Then this week, I came down with a cold or something and it set me back 3 days.
    Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog recently posted..10 Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Have To Try This Winter

  25. Marci Smith - January 12, 2018 Reply

    Oh my gosh I LOVE those imprinted photos, I’ve never seen anything like it. My Thursday is great, my boys are home and I’m doing a test run to see if I’m ready to have them home yet (just had my daughter Sunday and recovering from a tubal litigation surgery)

  26. Ada - January 12, 2018 Reply

    I love that you have themed days and can blog every single day. Kudos to you on that! I surely couldn’t keep up.

  27. Amy h - January 12, 2018 Reply

    My Thursday consisted of Working at home, Blogging, and working my 9-5. This did remind me, I need to pull out my sewing machine, my daughter needs a couple play dresses to be fixed.

  28. Msddah - January 12, 2018 Reply

    Such an insightful read. The first thing I am mindful about is to 1) be consistent with posting , 2) figure out a posting schedule and 3) learn how to increase engagement. Thanks for this post, it did confirm what I already wanted to do and I appreciate the Daily Blogging Tips up top.

  29. Lauren Ashley - January 13, 2018 Reply

    I don’t even want to think about my to-do list. But, I will say, that I really wish I had learned to sew. When I was a child, my mother and grandmother and Home Ec teacher, really tried to get me to learn. But, I wasn’t interested at all. Now, I look at all the amazing things people make and the things I wish I could make, and regret I didn’t take the time to learn. Cheers to you and your sewing projects!

  30. Laura Dove - January 13, 2018 Reply

    Oh I really wish that I could sew too!! I used to do cross stitch when I was younger but I lost the time somehow. I really want to get back into it!

  31. Sharon Koenig - January 13, 2018 Reply

    Those pillows with the dogs on them are one of a kind!! That’s so precious! All of your quilting and sewing work is so cleanly and well done.

    Thursday for me was mostly building some new digital products to sell on my website. That took up a great deal of my time, aside from homeschooling my daughter and going to the gym. Today is my “easy day” at work so I’ll be getting a bit of a break and have some fun!!

  32. Denni - January 13, 2018 Reply

    Great post ? i also work from home so i love reading how other people deal with it. Beautiful quilts

  33. Lynndee - January 13, 2018 Reply

    I have always wanted to learn how to sew and quilt. I admire your creativity. Your quilts look beautiful. Anyway, it’s so cold outside now because of the arctic blast so we’ll just stay inside and watch movies with the fam.
    Lynndee recently posted..Books and Movies Continue to Fill My Life

  34. Sharon T McLaughlin MD FACS - January 13, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for sharing the images. I did not know you like to quilt, there is so much detail. I am happy you found a hobby that you enjoy.

  35. Elizabeth O - January 15, 2018 Reply

    I love the pattern and the fabric you used in your pillows. You are so creative. Keep up the good work.

  36. Sarmistha Goswami - January 15, 2018 Reply

    Your quilting work is really beautiful. Loved all your cushion covers. You have so nicely organised your blog with daily plans. Wish I could be that organised.

  37. Elise Ho - January 15, 2018 Reply

    Having daily blog topics is a very fun way to ease back into blogging. I look forward to your shares.
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  38. Victoria Moore - January 15, 2018 Reply

    I love this! I wish I knew how to sew..And I totally agree about interacting more with people who leave comments. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the business side of things, but we have to remember why we started this in the first place!

  39. angie - January 15, 2018 Reply

    My grandmothers , mom, aunts and the list goes on of wonderful seamstress, quilt makers , etc… in our family. The list does not include myself as this is not one of the talents I possess but wish I did. So happy for you that do have the talent as I know you can loose yourself in your work

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