But Angela, you say, the season is over. They are starting reruns of the last season and you've already watched every episode an obscene number of times thanks to your DVR. Why yes. That is true. But I have a new love..."The Glee Project". It's showing on Oxygen right now and is a reality show about hopeful actors auditioning for a reoccurring guest role on Glee next season. And I'm loving it. I'm such a sap...but it's more singing, more teen angst. And this week. More Vulnerability.
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I know. Reality tv is such a mixed bag. Is it really reality for a bunch of talented actors and singers to audition for a show together for 10 weeks? No, probably not. But that's not stopping me from enjoying the heck out of it.
Maybe it's because I stayed up to watch the midnight showing or maybe it's because life is in a lot of turmoil right now, but the theme of vulnerability is one that really struck a chord (pardon the pun) with me. I can't tell you how vulnerable I feel every day when I put something out for the world to see. I'm always worried that someone will not like the quilt that I've made for them...or someone will see what I've made and think "that's nothing special".
It's difficult to find the confidence sometimes to post constantly and feel fresh and new and exciting and upbeat and enthusiastic and... I wonder sometimes if you really knew me if you would still read what I'm writing and check out what I'm making. I do know some of you would because you have indeed met me and still stick around. lol. But I'm just a normal person doing normal things. And I don't know why people are interested in someone so NORMAL.
(image courtesy of keepcalmgallery.com)
This normal gal is struggling to put together a quilt that contains some of the most beautiful blocks I've had the pleasure to be given. But it is alluding me. And it has been for a year! We're talking Katie Jump Rope blocks made by some of the most talented quilters out there in blogland...seriously. And I can't figure out what to do with them.
(some of the blocks from the bee)
So feeling a little, and sometimes a lot vulnerable, (especially about this post!) this gal is headed off to bed...and will hopefully dream of a way to make this quilt make sense. Although I suppose life isn't too bad when you feel burden from a quilt layout. ;) I do try to occasionally keep things in perspective.