gems on the web

bookcrossing bookI’ve been battling the black hole that is the internet lately – too many good things to look at! And I don’t mean porn!

First of all, I’ve been accepted to a fun swap group on Flickr (thanks, Chickenfoot!) – 6″-12″ mini quilt swaps! I’m super excited. I missed the July swap, but I can’t wait to participate in the August swap. I feel like mini quilts offer great room for creativity – let’s hope I can handle all the freedom.

Next, I joined the Mom Bloggers Club. So far, it seems like a fun group – great website, very organized. So far, I’m much more interested than I was on Maya’s Mom. Not to knock Maya’s Mom, which is great, but I just never seem to want to go on there. It seems like the bloggers on MBC are a little more something – experienced? The blogs seem very high quality – good design, good niches, good writing.

Because of Mom Bloggers Club, I found bookcrossing.com. This is the one I’m most excited about. You register your book, leave it somewhere where someone will pick it up, and they can log in and see where it’s been. It’s like following a message in a bottle. I think it’s the coolest idea. And what a great way to recycle!

So that’s it for today. Well, for now anyway.

3 Replies to “gems on the web”

  1. Thanks for the advice on mombloggers club. I’ve been looking for a place to network!
    Tess
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  2. Hi. I found you on Mom Bloggers Club and thought your site looked like fun. I was right! I’ll be coming back for more.

  3. Hi! I can’t remember if I already replied to you or not- so don’t mind me if this is a double.

    I did quilt each bloack as I went. I have heard of this before and I decided to just wing it and see how it goes. So I quilted each block without a back. So it is just the block top and the batting. Then I started to sew each quilted block together. I have been cutting with small scissors the excess little bit of batting on the seams, so that it lies flatter. To finish it, I am just going to attach a big piece of fabric and do a few hand ties to keep it together. Then of course I will bind it.

    It is much easier to quilt this way. Less things to shove under the machine. It does take a bit longer to quilt though- so keep that in mind. I think there has got to be a book out there with other techniques about how to do this, but I don’t know one to recommend.

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