I have 35 blocks done for my quilt and many more fairly close. woohoo.
I'm planning on making the quilt about 72" square. That's a good size for me to use to throw another large quilt into the rotation (along with Masterpiece and Stars). There is no way I am going to hand quilt this bad boy - it will get mailed off to Bonnie for her to longarm. Not that she's even aware that's my plan.
I recently had an email exchange with Sandy and one of the topics which came up (besides her offer to send me some bright scraps - woohoo) is being a new blogger. I know it can be hard to get established and have people exchange comments with you. If you're in a similar situation, here are a few suggestions:
1) put an email addy in your profile if you are on Blogger. That way it's much easier to send email back and forth and develop a friendship.
2) If you're a non-Blogger blogger, put in your URL the first time you comment on a Blogger blog, to make it easier for someone to track you down.
3) For Blogger users: make sure that your blog isn't set up to be private. There are people I've wanted to communicate with and can't see any information about them. I know that's sometimes deliberate, but if it's not, you might want to ask someone to take a peek for you.
[For instance, Anjea, couldn't see your profile and you're no-reply, but thanks for the compliments and I'm glad you enjoyed the blog.]
4) Leave lots of comments on blogs that you love and feel a kinship with. I know it can be hard to leave a comment for people you don't know, but do it anyway. Wonderful friendships have been formed that way.
All new bloggers out there, and anyone who'd like to find more like-minded correspondents, leave a comment on this post inviting others to come visit your blog. Say a few words about your interests - free-piecing, bright colors, primitive quilts, bead embroidery, Gwen Marston fan??? I know I'm always looking for fellow sf/fantasy geeks to compare books/tv/movies with.
The next step is to go visit each other's blogs and leave comments. I promise I'll leave a comment for everyone who asks, and I hope my readers will do the same.
The sun isn't exactly shining, but it's probably as bright as it's going to get today. sigh. Off to the sewing machine for me -Pokey needs some blocks to sleep on...
P.S. speaking of geekiness, I'm begging everybody to watch Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles on tv. I would desperately love to see this show and want it to stick around. Those in the U.S. (and only there - can you hear me sobbing?) can even watch it for free on their computer. Here's a fun review of the pilot episode at the Flick Filosopher. I can't be the only quilter out there who loves the Terminator movies, can I?