Monday, January 25, 2010

Shades of Red



This quilt is finished, all except for the hanging sleeve and label. I basically created this over the period of last week, working on it whenever I could grab a minute or more here and there. I snapped a quick photo of it laying on my cutting table, so it's a bit wonky. I really need to get a free day so I can take a few "more professional looking" photos of some things I need photos of.

Thank you to all of you expressing congratulations on my blue ribbon. I'm just thrilled to have received it.

I also wanted to revisit the topic of reading blog posts in a feed reader such as Google Reader. I don't want to give anyone the wrong idea...I don't choose to not follow a blog that is shortened because of any personal issues I have with that blogger or their blog. I would be more than happy to spend time following them in my reader if they chose to share their full posts. The issue is about "my time". That's all! I have to pick and choose how I spend my time and clicking over to everyone's blog to follow them is one thing that I have modified so that I can have time for things I deem more important. Please don't read that as "I don't like you" or "Your blog is not worthy of my following it".

One reader mentioned that she couldn't understand why shortened posts were so offensive that I'd stop reading them. I want to say that I don't find it offensive at all. I never felt it was offensive, just more time consuming. I think it is each blogger's ultimate decision on how they choose to share their blog posts. I totally understand that. I'm just telling you what works or doesn't work for me. Also, I do take the time when I "have the time" to occasionally click around on others artist's blogs, to see how they have decorated their blog and to see who they follow, etc. I do enjoy that, it's just that I don't always have free time to do that.

I do hope I haven't upset anyone with this discussion. I basically just wanted to discuss it, that's all!

24 comments:

  1. I love your new piece! Great colors and I have a soft spot for red.

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  2. I really like your "shades of red". I like red and green used together in a piece and all of the values of each.

    thank you for telling how to set the posts for full view in Reader. I didn't know where that was. I am also less likely to read the ones that are not full posts unless the beginning sentence grabs me.

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  3. When you read the blogs in google reader and do not go directly to the blog, you can't easily leave a comment, like this. Love the red posies!!

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  4. Oh -this piece is fun and beautiful!

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  5. 'shades of red' is gorgeous!!

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  6. I love the colors of the flowers and the texture of the vase is excellent.

    And you won a blue ribbon? Congrats - that's fantastic!!!

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  7. Terri, your piece is lovely,your opinions valid and your help appreciated. I have no problems! 8^)

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  8. I am with you! I too have been thinking about this lately.

    I like the way you expressed your need to make choices - including how best to let time germinate what you need.

    I pop back from time to time to your blog 'cause it always gives me joy.
    Pamela in Sydney

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  9. I LOVE this quilt! The colors and fabrics are fab!!!

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  10. one of my favorites for sure. Beautiful job.

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  11. I really love this piece! Aside from red being my favorite color, I love all of the different greens that you used in the vase.

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  12. Beautiful. I really love this piece. And your post is very insightful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  13. That shading that you achieved is really effective. The vase almsot looks like it is made of green bottle glass for some reason. Really great results.

    Good for you for expressing your habits and how you choose to spend your time. People forget that blogging and reading is voluntary and completely flexible and fun!

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  14. Love the new piece, Terry.

    I guess I really AM behind the times, because I don't understand the whole Google Reader thing. I think it's time I corrected my ignorance, though, and researched what the heck this discussion is all about lol. In the meantime, if people are getting testy with you because you won't give them more of your time than you already have, the heck with them, right?

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  15. Nice piece.
    Some one always has to misunderstand. Thanks to you, I am now reading blogs that way and keeping up. Time is the issue here too.

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  16. This piece is cool, Terri -- reminds me of the piece in "500 Art Quilts" -- lots of whimsy and color!

    Diane

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  17. This is gorgeous! I love how you created the vase and brown surface! It gives a wonderful earthy feel.

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  18. loving this especially the vase and the tablecloth. all the details are wonderful!

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  19. I love red and green together, wonderful piece!!

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