As promised, here is a picture of my Snow Days quilt. This is an embroidery pattern by Crabapple Hill and was a block of the month that I started in 2010. I so enjoyed the embroidery process...and hope I find the time to start working on another embroidery project again soon!
|The bonus of a block of a month...someone else chooses the fabric! Some of these were definitely fabrics I would have never chosen on my own. It was nice to step out of my box!|
|I quilted it with a design called "Blowin' Wind" and used an Omni thread called Pearl White. I know some are surprised I quilted right over the embroidery stitches, but I think it turned out perfect!|
|Love the texture!|
|These little images are my favorite...the kids playing in the snow and building snowmen....|
|...or sliding down the hill (I don't know why this one is turned! just tilt your head a little. :P)|
|The churches are pretty cool too....|
|I just love them all!|
So....a couple things about Blogger and some changes they've made recently. The word verification has gotten more difficult to read and more time consuming when trying to leave comments. I took the lead from a fellow blogger and turned the word verification "OFF" for now. If I find I get horribly spammed, I might add it back at a later date. I know my blog reading time is REALLY limited and I know everyone else's time is limited too. I don't want to spend the few minutes I have trying to figure out those stinkin' words! I love to get comments, but I've noticed I've been getting less and less and wonder if that's because of the annoying time it takes to complete the word verification.
Secondly....have you noticed there is a change in the way you can view the pictures? When you "clicked" a picture before, you used to get a larger image. You could even click it again and it would zoom in even more. I really liked that feature! But...then it switched to a photo-viewer type of format, which is nice to see ALL the pictures at once, but you couldn't really get a close up view of anything. Maybe it's just me and my old eyes... BUT...I found out that is an option! I turned that photo-viewing option "OFF" and now you can click and double click the pictures to get a really close up view again. Go ahead, try it up there on one of those embroidery pictures...I'll wait. :)
Are you back? Isn't that better?? If you have a blog...it's up to you how you want your settings. I just thought I'd share that you do have the option to change things if you aren't happy with Blogger's changes.
I'm still not sure if I like the new interface...I switch back to the old sometimes, make changes, then come back to the new interface. I think the new interface is easier to upload pictures, but the pictures get corrupted more frequently. So...I'm not really sure if it's better after all! Sigh....
Anyway...hope you all have a wonderful President's Day weekend!!