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2017 New Quilt Bloggers

2017 New Quilt Bloggers

2017 New Quilt Bloggers

Clicking on the button, will take you to Yvonne’s blog at Quilting Jetgirl. Yvonne plus Beth at Cooking Up Quilts and Leanne at She Can Quilt  is hosting the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers event this year.

So what is this event all about?

It is for a group of quilt bloggers who wishes to learn more about blogging, the hosts will help with advice and technical issues. Plus within our groups we will have a critique, where fellow bloggers will give friendly pointers to where you could do something different, improve something or maybe point out something they like or don’t like.

All of this will happen in a friendly environment.

I am looking forward to the critique starting next week, as I really feel my blog needs a bit of tweaking to make it a wonderful, creative place to visit.

Pattern designing is a lot of fun and turning my patterns into something that will be loved by my family and friends is even more fun.

As a result, I haven’t really been paying attention to my blog.  The menu needs re arranging, a new design maybe and my galleries need to improve.

But most importantly, the shop space I have worked on, needs to be finished asap. Yes, I do have my patterns on Craftsy, but I would like my OWN space to really get myself permanently woven into the fabric in the Creative Realm.

A lot of what I have tried to do with my blog is a guessing game for me. Since moving my blog over to a self hosted site. There has been a LOT of technical “things” I have to learn to do from scratch.

Picture me: Sitting with my admin site open, on a second tab, googling what a word means or how to do something on the blog. Yes! Peeps, that is me!

Now that I have the basics done, it is time to make things pretty and easier to find things for my viewers.

The other thing that is a major downfall for me, is me! I am a major introvert, the person who forces themselves to mingle with people, but who is the listener. I am not a talker. My friends always jokes with me about talking too much, NOT.

With my personality, I find it difficult to write a blog post that seems friendly or conversational. Looking back on old posts, I cringe at how short and to the point they are with bullet points.  With … no … personality …

I think I have improved over the last couple of year, it seems to become easier every time you write a blog post.

Then about 2 years ago, I made my first YouTube video, the first one was hilarious. It lasted less than a minute. And I looked like I was scared witless.  The videos is a major stepping stone, so far I have not made any tutorial on video, mostly just quilt and craft show and tell to get myself used to talking on a video.

But that will all change in the future. I will be starting a range of tutorials very soon.

Well, that is all from me today.

In the next month or so, there will be some changes on my blog, so please let me know if something doesn’t work, while I tweak a couple of things. I should also not be offline at all for any reason.

Have a happy crafty week!

LLAP

Vanda

Summer Sensations

Summer SensationsSummer Sensations

Starting 21 July

What do you think of? When you think of summer sensations or holiday? I think outdoors, walks, green trees and a whole bunch more. What did I decide on for the theme of my quilt? Well you will just have to wait and see. My post day is on 21 July. There is a little hint in my comment above.  Plus there is a whole bunch of other quilt and crafty bloggers ready to share their ideas for this blog hop.

I hope to see you all here and at the other sites, while browsing through all the goodies showing summer sensations.

Here is the full list of bloggers for the blog hop below.

July 21

Quilt In Piece
Moose Stash Quilting
Bumbleberry Stitches

July 22

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Sally’s Quilts
Life In The Scrapatch
Thrift Shop Commando

July 25

Cloth and Paper Studio
Quilt Doodle Designs
Seams To Be Sew

July 26

Seacoast Quilter
TeaTme Creations
I Can Quilt 2

Please come back and visit my blog on Thursday, I will be making my pattern available to everyone until the end of the blog hop.

A big thank you to Marian from Seams to be Sew for hosting this wonderful blog hop again.

Summer Sensations

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

Quilt In Piece

Haunting With Joan Today

Haunting With Joan Today

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Let me introduce you today to Joan Wintersgill. She doesn’t have a blog, so I am showing her project here at Quilt In Piece.

Today, Joan is presenting us with a pattern she made that she got from Janeen’s blog at Quilt Art. She’s made this into a pillow to present to one of her co-workers mother who’s birthday is on Halloween. She lives in England.

Continue reading Haunting With Joan Today

Halloween Haunts Countdown

The Halloween Haunts countdown has started, 8 more days to go.

I have added the schedule with participants below. And the prize that will be given away to one lucky visitor.

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There is 49 crafty people creating wonderful things for everyone to enjoy.

Here is the full schedule for Halloween Haunts:

On each day below, those blogs will post their items for your enjoyment. I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to.

Featured Haunts on Friday, October 16
A Stitch In Time
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Ravelly
Words In Stitches
Quilted Delights

Featured Haunts On Monday October 19
Charm About You
Quilting Affection
Moose Stash Quilting
Gracie Oliver Arts
Kwilt Krazy
Debbie

Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 20
Quilt In Piece  –  This is me!!!!!
The Quilting Queen Online
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Apple Avenue
Quilt Doodle Doodle

Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 21
Tea Time Creations
Grandma’s Stories
In The Boon Docks
Just Because Quilts
Just Let Me Quilt

Featured Haunts On Thursday October 22
Quilt Shop Gal
Jane’s Quilting
U Can Quilt 2
RMS Handcrafted
Everyone Deserves A Quilt
Life In The Scrapatch

Featured Haunts On Friday October 23
Free Motion By The River
Quilt Art
Joan E
It Seams To Be Sew
From This To That

Featured Haunts On Monday October 26
Beads & Birds
Needled Mom
Fun Threads
Pampered Petit
Vrooman’s Quilts
Pam G

Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 27
Tweety Loves Quilting
Sandy
How Art You
Cate’s Place
Feather Your Nest
Why Knot Kwilt

Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 28
Bumbleberry Stitches
Meadow Brook
Sew Many Yarns
In Stitches & Seams
Seams To Be Sew

And the prize!

FatQuarterShop

The Fat Quarter Shop is giving a $25.00 gift certificate for each day of this hop, You can enter at any of the featured sites of the day. Marian from Seams To Be Sew will announce the winner daily, and it will also be featured on any of the blogs that featured the giveaway entry for that featured day.

And a reminder about the Christmas is in my heart blog hop later in November.

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See you all very soon.

PS: Don’t worry Star Trek followers, I have a LOT more patterns on the way. I will not fail you. If you have a specific request, please email me, you should have my email by now, it is on each of my patterns, or leave a comment below.

LLAP

Vanda

Coming In October Halloween Haunts 2015

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Coming In October Halloween Haunts 2015

Halloween Haunts 2015

Starting October 16, 2015

Look out for this blog hop, a lot of awesome designers will be hosting new patterns in various different types of craft.

I will be joining in on this, and can’t wait to get designing on some blocks.

See you soon.

Halloween or Hallowe’en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death.”

According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.

Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising”), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although most no longer require, abstinence from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.