|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM|
What a busy week. Not busy sewing, but busy behind the scenes again, on the computer. Happily, before I got wrapped up with computer stuff, I did manage to finish pressing all the fabric for Peaceful Pathways, the Bible block wedding sampler and my next Elizabeth's Sampler. I appear to be stalled on the Farmer's Wife sampler for now, but those little blocks are no problem to piece - although I haven't gotten into the ones with the weird geometric-shaped templates yet!
I've been on Blogger for almost a year and back in the late spring, I decided I wanted to build my own quilting website. It wasn't anything I needed to rush into, so I didn't. I've played with it off and on since May, trying to decide exactly what direction I wanted it to go in.
There are a LOT of blogging quilters out there so it's hard to find something original with which to interest people. There are a lot of tutorials and block libraries and how-to advice for every aspect of the art, as well as posts featuring various quilters, quilt alongs and BOMs.
One thing I haven't seen is an extensive library devoted solely to pieced Bible sampler blocks, although there are sites that feature Bible blocks of various styles .
I'm going to build such a library; I blogged about it yesterday. The plan is to discontinue the Blogger blog and move it over here.
However, I learned after I signed up with webs.com that you can't import a blog into their site. You can link a blog, but not import it, even though they have a blogging application. I'm completely redesigning the blog from the ground up and moving most of the posts, one at a time, but not all of them. The problem is that I can't move the comments you've all left me at Blogger over the past number of months!
When I'm done, the Blogger blog will redirect to this website. I have a lot of work yet to do on it, such as posting a variety of photos in the Photo section once I've finished moving posts. It's going to be an ongoing W.i.P of its own, but I'm enjoying it and I never would've thought I'd enjoy playing with basic, simple web design. I doubt I'll play with much fabric until next week, but by next Wednesday's W.i.P. post I'm hoping to be back at the sewing machine!
To see what everyone else has been up to this past week, visit Lee at Freshly Pieced.