Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Collage Quilt

I started on a new collage quilt. I've put the bluebird quilt aside for now. I shared that quilt a few posts ago. I have been very busy lately with some DIY home type projects, and I haven't had the time to really work on the bluebird quilt. I don't like doing that type of work when I only have a few minutes here and that is why I started this collage quilt. Funny how some activities are easier to work on with limited amounts of time.

I've started with the free-motion quilting on this piece. And, YES, I checked the back before I started stitching. Didn't find any stow away scraps.

This morning I was reading through my list of blogs that I follow. I do this in Google Reader. A very handy tool! Anyway, a couple of the blogs that I have on my list to follow have chosen to share only a small portion of their blog post. They have set their blog settings in such a manner so that I can't read their entire post in my reader. Why do bloggers do this? Are they wanting me to click over to their blog to finish reading? Here is how I feel about this. I don't like it. I know it's their choice because it's their blog, but I personally don't have the time to click to everyone's blog to read their posts (I do take the time to click to blogs when I want to leave a comment), that is why I use Google Reader. I actually will unsubscribe from blogs who do this, or not subscribe to a blog that does this. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Do you have your blog set to only share the first couple of sentences with readers? Why or why not? Do you subscribe to blogs who share just the first couple of sentences with readers? Why or why not? Thanks for your input!

Update: Many of you are wondering how to add the "Next" button to your browser bookmark bar, as described by the first comment in this post. While logged into your Google Reader account, you'll see at the top to the right, is a link called "settings". Click that. When you get to the next screen, you should see a link labeled "goodies". Click that. Read the section labeled "Put Reader in a Bookmark". This area describes what you need to do. The bookmark bar is the area on the browser window near the top underneath the line of text that gives the web address or URL of the web site you are on. At least this is how it appears on my Firefox screen. Your browser bookmark bar may vary from mine.