I read a post on a blog the other day that left me fuming. Someone, under the guise of getting things off her chest had said hurtful things about a few different fabric and quilt designers work. It's one thing to have a little quiet off loading of opinion with friends, but loud and proud in public where the words will get back to the designers in question is really unthoughtful. But then what left me even more flabbergasted was the post attracted hundreds of comments from people and their complaints about quilting and blogging.
I sound like I'm whinging too, I know.
It seems so obvious to me - Quilt because it makes you happy. Use the fabric you love. Sew the patterns that you enjoy making and using. Read blogs that inspire you or make you smile (oops I slipped up on the last one and see what's happened , lol). Call yourself whatever you want- quilter, modern, newbie, liberated, traditonal, artist. And leave others to sew, use, read and call themselves whatever they want.
To top it off, the above mentioned post was a giveaway for a book that I have a copy to give away too. So for a few days I felt disheartened about offering the same book. But then I cheered up... so here it is
Natural Patchwork by Suzulo Koseki - 26 Stylish Projects Inspired by Flowers, Fabric & Home. Her books are favourites of mine and never fail to make me smile.
To be part of the giveaway- Leave me a comment - Something about quilting or blogging that makes you happy.
If you're a super duper, wonderful follower you can leave another message.
If you can think of a special reason you deserve a third comment, eg twitter, facebook, sandwich board, then go ahead.
If you want to leave message but not be part of the giveaway just say so in your comment. Some of you probably already have the book or just don't need another book, I know..
I'll make the cut off for entries on the 7th May at midnight , Blue Mountains, Australia time, and do a random drawing on the 8th May. I'll post it anywhere!
Ps Sarah Fielke wrote a great post in response to the negativity in blogland in a post titled Easter and a Little Rant on the 28th April, I wasn't able to make it link to that post but her blog is - The Last Piece.
This giveaway is now closed- That sounds so official doesn't it. You can still leave comments if you like. Cheers :)