|Currently being held up with tape. Am I the only one who does this?? :)|
It's hard to really capture the matchstick quilting with such busy fabrics, but these two photos below give a better idea. I LOVE it! I wouldn't do it on a project much bigger than this, and definitely not on something that I wanted to be soft and snuggly, but for this type of project it is perfect, or for anything like placemats, runners, etc. Uses a lot of thread though so be prepared for that!
Next topic. Now, I am the last person to be talking about technical things but I have something to say about the whole 'No Reply Blogger' issue. I am currently holding a giveaway and so have received a lot of comments. Many of them are 'no-reply comments' which means that in some cases I have no way to respond. Any of you who have held giveaways on your blogs know what I'm talking about.
I have always thought that these commenters just don't know that they show up as no-reply and that those of us who do know can help by sharing how to fix the issue.
Well, I've done some reading over the last few days and this is what I've learned. People who blog using anything other than Blogger will always show up as a no-reply commenter and there is nothing they can do about it. (short of creating a Blogger account just to comment, but that would be like asking a Blogger user to create a Wordpress account for the same reason....shouldn't be expected)
Lots of non-Blogger bloggers (if that makes sense! ha! I'm talking about Wordpress blogs, Typepad blogs, etc.) include their email address on their website and many times if you actually click through to their blog from the comment, even if they show up in your email as no-reply, you can find some way to contact them.
Let's have a little love for non-Blogger users, shall we?? The ironic thing is, it's a Blogger (put out by Google) problem and yet it's us Blogger people who make such a big deal about it.
Now, there are also many people who happily comment using a Blogger account (lots don't actually have a blog themselves but still have a Blogger account), but do not have an email address associated with their account. In these cases, there truly is no way to reply to the comment. So in reference specifically to my current giveaway, if one of these commenters is the winner I will not be able to contact them, therefore a new winner will be chosen. It is these who could benefit from articles like this one that describe how to make sure that an email address is associated with your Blogger account, if that is what you want.
If you choose to not associate an email address with your Blogger account (not everyone wants their personal info out there) and you like to enter blog giveaways, please just leave your email address in your comment! And if you're worried about being spammed, you can format your email address like this: email (AT) address (DOT) com
Alright, that's it for me for now. Chime in with your opinion if you have one, let me know if I'm missing something, and I hope that we can all just get along. :)