|from Male Pattern Boldness|
|Yep, we did.|
Peter's profile says he started sewing in 2009, but he's hooked! This is one of the few blogs that actually has something to say. Some of the blogs I follow post links and photos that I enjoy, but not much in the way of substance--not Peter. I so admire that Peter has well expressed ideas, relevant to his blog, and that his readers generally make sensible comments back. I almost always smile and usually laugh when I read his blog. Seriously. He bought this clown pattern off ebay a few weeks ago and intends to make it! I don't know which is more shocking--that he bought it or that we had this exact pattern growing up and made a pretty similar version of it. (Mom, if you're reading, do you still have it?) Here are two of my favorite recent posts:
Well, for starters she's got a great blog name. For real, she's not Martha, but Megan, and often her blog is a collection of cool things she's gathered from about the web. However, recently she chronicled her trip to Paris. I've so been wanting to go to Paris and almost sent the deposit in on a group trip this summer--I had the check written but could not bring myself to mail it. (Insert post-ironic sad face here.) Her Paris blogs are fabulous. So fun yet educational. If, like me, you are Not in Paris, check out her slides. Day one begins here.
I just came across this one recently so I haven't had a chance to sift through the archives yet. But from what I've read so far, Maria actually provides useful information about color and decorating. I love flipping through the decorating magazine and I ripped out many a page and hung many a color swatch on the wall only to stare at it for a year or more and leave the walls off-white. Maria speaks from experience, shares real-life client photos and is extremely down to earth. Although many of the photos are from properties well beyond the average home, she speaks color for the people. She's also great at linking back within her own blog to useful previous entries readers might find handy. I love that.