Monday, June 6, 2011

THE PITFALLS OF BLOGGING!!!!

Someone has to tell it like it is....and I guess that someone is me.

Pitfall #1

When going to a blog be very careful, tell yourself you have enough projects or you will fall into that endless pit of wanting to do too many things and never get anything done.

Example #1

You see this basket? Of Course you do! Well...I saw this over at Jane's Fabric and Quilts. It is suppose to be a stitchery, you can check hers out by clicking on her name. The actual design is by Madame Samm.






Well....I just loved the strawberries and I stewed over it for days....and then saw it again and decided to do a stitchery...but when I got the actual design I thought it would be amazing in applique. So....Off I went on another tangent.....

I do not like the fabric I chose for the ribbon, it has black lines in it and conflicts with the black blanket stitching...thinking of taking it out.


Pitfall #2

When going to blogs...tell yourself that you have enough toys and tools of the trade, you do not need one more thing....tell yourself NO! NO! NO! NO more!

Example #2

I saw this while visiting Madame Samm via Quilt Taffy.
Quilt Taffy is another one of those blogs that I just love to visit but....I should have seen it coming....a TRAP!!! Oh yes, when she said to visit Madame Samm...I should have just said NO! But I went here.

Corrie did a wonderful tutorial on using this glue....and well...I just couldn't help myself. I ordered two bottles. I will have to confess, I just love this glue and I think it will make my binding quilts so much easier as well.

The moral of this story......BEWARE!!!! HIDE the CREDIT CARD......FORGET your PAYPAL code......I am just warning all of you...don't go blaming me!!







Disclamier: This is not a paid advertisement for Madame Samm, Quilt Taffy, Jane Fabrics, just lots of creativity wrapped up in a fun time!

35 comments:

Yvette said...

Amen!!

Wendy said...

LOL ... Oh I so get you GF! Dangerous to even sit down in front of the computer some times!! Your strawberry basket is gorgeous! Great Job!!

Kim D. said...

Barb, I saw the basket of Strawberries and love it too, now I want that pattern. I tried to order that same glue from Quilt Taffy and they were out, of course I needed it now and marched right over to my scrapbook store and found it. Yippy! So don't feel bad because you aren't the only one to fall in to those pitfalls.. Just think of it as your little stimulus to this horrible economy.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Again you make me giggle. Maybe it is because I can relate. Blogs should have a Warning sign attached. Love your applique. I really like the fabric you chose. Let me know what you think of that glue.

wackywoman said...

HAHAHAHA. We need to indulge once in a while. OK, often.

Barbara said...

LOL! :)

Needled Mom said...

I saw both of those. I love your basket in applique. Great idea! I really need to order some of that glue. Corrie seemed to highly approve of it.

Stray Stitches said...

So true!!!!

Michelle said...

LOL!

JustCindy said...

I love your basket. I think the black stitching looks great on the ribbon fabric.

True Blue Nana said...

You are so right. I see so many projects and I want to do them and then I think of what I have to do.

Fiesta said...

Great basket Barb. I also love the birdie towel from your new towel swap

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so glad I can help keep you in the "pit"!!! Your strawberry basket is gorgeous! Do not change a thing!

Jeni said...

If i go online shopping ....i just cant stop
LOL

Deanna said...

Ah, there are many hazards in life, but few are "sew" much fun.

Madame Samm said...

Ok, Jane sent me over...I then had to excuse myself to my powder room...YOU are sew funny...
now I couldn't help but notice you have many many buttons that I have made for many bloggers lol...
I think you need to stay away from all of these people...I have come to know them to be big enablers too..lol ps. I think you are the first one to do an applique basket and I believe it looks pretty good to me...x

ButtonMad said...

Wish we could get that glue in south Africa...will have to stock up when next in America...does it dry quickly and hold the material well?
Love your appliqué Barb...love your sense of fun
Greetings from a soon to be very wet Johannesburg!

BubzRugz said...

hahaha.... there is great danger lurking in blogland....
Hugz

swooze said...

I never thought about using glue to piece. Interesting idea.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I have the same problem. I get in trouble a lot! But I'm grateful for people like you who post about a product or project -- otherwise, I'd probably never know about it. :-)

karenfae said...

Blogging is addictive - sometimes I feel the need to stand up and say "I am a blogger" kind of like "I am a alcoholic" or whatever. I never made so many quilts and things at one time until after I became a blogger and started to look at so many sites -- the ideas just come in leaps and bounds with no end in sight!!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sheila said...

Thanks for the smile , I can relate to this post , blogging can be dangerous;-0

Mary Grace McNamara said...

All excellent advice Barb. I don't think I'll follow any of it though! :)

MGM

Jean said...

You said it! sure is fun trying out new things
though!

kpaints said...

Ain't that the truth!!!

Penny said...

ROFL!! I thought you were writing about me! At least I know now, I'm not the only one!!!

hetty said...

Fantastic basket! I had never heard of that glue, but now I think I want some too.

Hands Sew Full said...

Oh Barb! I am right there in the PIT with you! I NEED the glue too! And I need another project like I need a hole in my head but where have I been sitting all night.....right here, at the computer, looking at MORE things to do!!! AHHHH.....
Your basket is beautiful by the way!

Mary L. said...

We are weak!

Esther said...

Oh Barb, tell it like it is! There are days I can't even turn the computer -on- becuase I know it will end with some shopping, new patterns and new blog lists! Where do we find the time to quilt??

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Barb, you crack me up. Been there...done that...

QuiltSue said...

You're so right. Blogs should come with a warning that says "this blog has addivtive ideas and can damage your credit card"

Michelle May (Shell) said...

It's so easy to get sucked in to fun!!! :)
xx, shell

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

You are too funny, but so right! I tend to check blogs on my lunch break at work rather then home just to prevent these urges of buying every little ruler and glue and what ever other nick knack I see on everyones posts!

SheilaC said...

You perfectly described ALL the pitfalls I fall into every time I cruise the blogs!!

SO much fun to be had.

LOVE your owl :)

SheilaC