Friday, July 13, 2012

Quilter BOB's BFF - 7/13/12

Read about Quilter BOB's BFF - HERE - and/or - HERE -

Got a letter* from a friend/relative -

I had told her that I had a blog -

And to check it out -

To see what I had been up to -

Her letter went like this -

“...B and I did go on your blog but thought it would show more of your things. I little disappointing, not what we expected although don’t know just what we did expect.”

To which I replied -

...Sorry you and B didn’t like my blog. I’ve been posting for almost two years now - documenting the stuff I’m working on as I go along. Right now I’m working on a sampler quilt of 6” blocks - but have made several other quilts - like Wolf Song and some Jelly Roll Race Quilts for the three little daughters of our nephew. I have a page on my blog that lists the quilts that I have made - Quilt Journal - that has links to the quilts that I have posted so far - with more to come. I also have a page dedicated to Left-Handed Quilting with links to stuff I made - Left-Handed - with photos and instructions for lefties. Most of it is about quilting - but some days I rant on and on about something. Lately I have been posting sampler blocks for those who want to make them along with me. I post about whatever interests me on any given day. Blogging is like talking to myself - or writing in my diary or in a journal. It keeps me busy - and it’s fun -

Speaking of which -

I need to make some more blocks so that I have something to post - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Didn’t realize that I needed to "show more of my things” -

Gotta fix that -

More “Quilt Journal” entries coming up -

After I scan and upload some old photos -

Wait - didn’t I say that? -

Oh, yeah - I did - here -

and - here -

and - here -

Scan older photos for posting -
Convert older stories from all caps to mixed case for blog -
Write up and schedule for future release -

She must not have read that part -

Or the tab/page with my Floral Applique quilt -

Or the stuff I've been writing -

About the stuff I've been making -

For the past two years -

But you know what? -

It doesn't matter -

I have come to realize that -

People new to your blog -

Just read the page that they are on -

VERY few actually explore -

Or read anything that you posted earlier -

I can tell -

By the comments - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

*Letter - google it - it's like an email without the "e" - ;))


Katie M. said...

I've been thinking lately of starting a new page that is simply photos only - maybe with a small description. Put a note in my 'header' that if you've come looking for photos, click on the photo tab! I read somewhere that most people who are just browsing blogs, will by-pass one that doesn't have a photo........ I guess I spend a lot of time writing to myself......

Sue said...

Tsk! Tsk! How dare you blog about what you want.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Katie - I wouldn't bother - if "they" come looking for photos - "they" can find them - if "they" look for them. I write my blog for me - "they" can read it if "they" want - or not - ;))

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Silly me - I thought that it was my blog - and that I was "showing my things" all along - ;))

Linda C said...

Uh, didn't realize our blogs needed critiqued?? Some think they do, I guess. When I told one of my family members that I was blogging she was like "why?" as though I would not have anything to share. Am I THAT boring?? (Actually one of her local friends in TN may have found me soon after that, I think---and they BOTH quilt.

Well, 6 years and just a hair over 900 posts later I guess I had something to say and share. Not always my stuff since I am very proud of what my little group of 12 manages to do but still.

Like you, I do this for me, I told family member that I was doing it for ME. I don't care if I don't have a ton of followers. Heck, my own quilt group doesn't even read it nor do a couple of my closest online friends. Their loss, I figure.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I have friends/family who don't read either one of my blogs. One told me that she doesn't read BOB because she prefers the "sweet" me - and that the Target rant hit a little too close to home - she couldn't make change when she was younger either - BUT she learned - so the rant wasn't about her anyway - it was about the ones who don't know and don't bother to find out how to do it. We can all be sweet - we can all be bitchy - I tend to be very moody - but I LOVE to quilt - and I LOVE to talk - and blogging is my way of doing both. I am A LEFT-HANDED QUILTER and have figured out how to do some stuff - and I am willing to share what I know. Read my blog(s) or not - don't really care - I'll blog as long as it's FUN - when it stops being FUN - I will stop doing it - ;)) And I agree with you - for those who don't read them - their loss - ;))

TDJ said...

Just can't please everyone. At least she wrote you back to let you know she stopped by.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I gave up trying to please everyone - a LOOOOOOOOOOONG time ago - ;))


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