It's a complicated issue, those labels. Thank you each and everyone who took the time to tell me what you thought, I truly appreciate it. 28 opinions and one email. I seperated the thoughts into "for","against" and "in the middle, both pro and con". Suprisingly the numbers were an even split. Eight votes for each of those three options, and about 6 votes for consolidation, drop down menu, etc. Now, if you know me at all, you know I've given this alot of thought.....and I've made a decision and because I'm Finn, it is a very Finn-like decision *VBS* I'm not a young gal, and while I'm not quite as old as dirt, I'm getting there. And what I have come to realize is my blog isn't just about quilts. The idea of typing "finished quilts" or "applique" won't get you far on my blog. I talk about the quilts I make, but that isn't really the true thrust of my blogging. I blog about my life, for one thing. And what I've seen over the years, both of quiltmaking and of living. There are so many labels because I think about many things, and talk about them. I've made you a collage of my blog.
This is a representation of "Pieces from my scrapbag". These are the bits of fabric old and new, photographs that will fade with age, and the memories that wander through the days of my life and the pieces of my quilts. I can't go clinical, that's not me. I appreciate the streamline look of many blogs, as well as the awesome pictures that can be taken with a better camera, but that's not me either, apparently.
And so I've decided to keep doing what I have been doing nearly four years now, and let my head and my heart lead me where they will.
The people who like my word pictures will still find theme, and fast moving gals can read as they choose and move on. There will be grandchildren and Ebby pictures, and glimpses of life in the Valley. Making quilts is a given, but for me it wouldn't be enough to blog about. I'm not that "into" the new stuff or cranking out quilts. I've cleaned up the categories, as per certain suggestions, because that made sense. I've eliminated some and consolidated others. There is more to do, and I will. I'm coming up on my 4th Blog-a-versary in July, and have written close to 1300 posts. No wonder I have label problems...LOL *VBS*
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