Now this award comes with a long list of rules. One of which is to list facts about myself. UGH! I despise talking about myself.
So rather than follow the "rules", I want to use this opportunity to share some of my thoughts on Blogging. Many out there think blogging is slowly dying but I like to believe there are a number of us still active and have no plans of quitting.
Blogging has changed a lot since I first started reading them many years ago. I think part of the change is due to the different readers that are in use now. It takes a number of clicks to get to the comment field - which is not often easy on the devices that are also in use today. I admit, I am guilty of not leaving the same number of comments as I used to. But I do think I still read the same number of blogs.
|Daylillies are my favorite flower!|
I am on a number of social media and reading blogs is still my preferred method of seeing what is up in the quilting community. I do still skim these other sites but give me a cup of tea and my blog reader and I am at my happiest - I really prefer a bit of story along with the pictures. I have been disappointed lately to have some of the bloggers I have followed for years only posting when they are selling something. I understand that it is sometimes necessary to pay the bills when you have made quilting your career but I do like a little more content in between these posts. Sadly, many of these I have finally stopped following.
|A friend made this quilt. She saw one I was making and said she could never do that! I got her started and she ended up finishing her quilt before I did. I love to inspire other quilters!|
But there are still a number of blogs that I enjoy that are actively blogging. I have listed them below in no particular order so I hope you check them out. I think they are all worthy of A One Lovely Blog Award!
Koka Quilts - I have followed Linda's blog for quite some time now. I love that she is passionate about using lots of fabric prints in her projects. Some of her quilts feel modern while others have a real old fashioned vibe to them. But I can tell you, that ALL are beautiful!
SpringLeaf Studios - Anne is all about color! Not only does she share a lot of great tips, but her posts have information on color theory and the photography is always beautiful. Pure eye candy!
Red Letter Quilts - Heidi's blog is another one I have followed for a bit now. I think her workmanship is always lovely and her projects are always so creative. She is partially responsible for my long "someday" list.
Twiggy & Opal - Jayne, Jayne, Jayne. I don't think she sleeps. And when she does, I know she dreams about quilting! I love her attention to detail, her use of solids and her amazing creativity. Like a true artist, she works in series so I really enjoy seeing her explore a shape or technique. It all plays out in her blog.
Little Penguin Quilts - Diann recently retired and is really having a wonderful time spending more time quilting. It is great fun to see her finishing each lovely quilt and experiencing her sense of pride with each accomplishment. Diann has become a very dear friend.
Mangofeet - I always love to see what Gayle is up to. She is another one that is always sharing something that I put on my "someday" list. Like me, she loves scraps!
Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting - Oh the scrappy goodness! Cathy is always finishing quilts either for family or for charities so there is just a lot of inspiration and ideas for using those bits of fabric.
Mystic Quilter - Maureen is another blogger that loves to play with color. Great thought goes into every fabric she selects.
All of the above bloggers are on my blog reader but there are also a number of blogs I enjoy that link to Oh Scrap! almost every Sunday. I am guilty of relying on them to link up so I can see what they are up to. (I have wanted to add them to my reader but they don't make it easy by putting a Bloglovin' or Feedly button on their blog. I am just sayin'....)
|Angel's Fishing Rod - Best flower name ever!|
Now if you are reading this, I have to assume you enjoy blogs too. So I thought I would consult all of you to help me find some new blogs to replace those I have removed from my readers. I need some new inspiring bloggers!
|I love to photograph my garden but I rarely share.|
So either by leaving a link in your comment or by linking up a blog post (either new or old), please share some of your favorite blogs. I would really appreciate it. And let's just keep blogging alive!