I really enjoyed reading all of the comments on yesterday's post about what appeals or does not appeal to you when you visit a blog. While we may have different preferences regarding the length of a post, we all pretty much agree that pictures and a connection to the writer are key. Most of the negatives were in regards to music added to a blog. I always keep my computer mute button on, so I never know when music is playing!
I also agree that font size is important. Sometimes I wonder if my readers think I'm getting in their face with my large font, but the last thing I need are new wrinkle lines from squinting while reading my blog.
All in all, it was a very interesting and thoughtful discussion, thanks so much for your contributions. ( 50 of you stopped by and shared your feelings on this!!)
Today I thought I would share my 3 favorite pictures from my blog over the last year. I really want to improve on the pictures I share with you.
So this picture was taken in my daughter's new apartment, I really like this quilt, and I think it's the angle of this picture that appeals to me. (This is quilt # 11, Myths of Avalon, if you want more detail see Lifetime Quilt List.)
I have a hard time capturing quilt detail in my photos, but not on this one. This was hand quilted and I was thrilled how the picture really showed the wonderful quilting job. (This is quilt #18, Twisted Bargello)
Someone who not only does amazing quilting, but is able to capture the quilting detail with her camera is Judi at Green Fairy Quilts. I just love seeing what she comes up with.
Here's another picture that appeals to me because of the angle. I know sometimes you have to just shoot straight at the quilt, but these kind of shots are a nice change of pace I think. (this is quilt # 48, It's a Girl)
Lately I have really been inspired by the blog Sew Picture Perfect. Each day there's a new theme for displaying sewing related pictures, and they are always amazing. My hat's off to anyone who has had a photo selected for that blog.
While I was deciding on my favorite quilt photos from the the last year, I really enjoyed revisiting all the Cooper pictures. It was hard, but I picked my favorite Cooper photo from last year while I was it,
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this is Cooper in his Garfield the Cat Halloween costume. He really got into his role.
If you enjoy pet pictures, check out Paws 'n Tails Quilts. Laura has pictures of cats in the most interesting positions in the strangest places......I don't have a cat, so maybe that's just what cats do, her cats can sleep in the most bizarre positions.
Melinda selected the Spirit Layer Cake by Lila Tueller for Moda. Congratulations!
The winner from the Celebration Continues Post is #5, Becky, who has the blog "The Quilting Book Lady". Congratulations Becky and thanks for leaving a comment. Please send me your address and choice of layer cake.
Today's giveaway is for any layer cake or jelly roll from the Green Fairy Quilts. She offers wonderful prices on her precuts and is currently offering a special, a free honeybun with any jelly roll or layer cake purchase. You will really be winning two things!!
To enter leave a comment on this blog before 5 am CST on Friday, August 27th. I would love to know your feelings about receiving a response after leaving a comment on a blog. I went through a phase where I would not create a new post until I had responded to all the comments I received on the last post. When someone asked me why I was blogging less and I explained, she said she would prefer more posts as opposed to getting a response from her comment.
When I started blogging I was told it was proper etiquette to respond to all comments and felt guilty when I didn't. Now I get to what I can and then move on but still feel guilty when I don't respond to all of them. Some comments are so thoughtful or well written I think they deserve a response.....so what are your feelings on this?
Friday will be the last day of "The week of Cupcakes 'n' Daisies First Anniversary Celebration", I hope you're able to come back!