Ok, I am pulling your leg when I say it is private and super personal... but come on, if you have a blog, don't tell me you don't check out how many followers you have? Like daily, or even hourly? And are you totally elated when you get another one, and then crushed when one 'unfollows' you. K, if this is none of you, then I just sound crazy, so please stop reading... but don't 'unfollow' me=)
Us bloggers are a funny group. When we only have 100 followers we dream of 200, then we have a couple hundred and look at the blogs that have thousands and think, 'Oh, if I could just have 1,000, I would be so happy.' Come on... you know you do it=)
Then we all offer these giveaways that we hope will bring in 100, instead it got us four, and in the meantime, 2 others dropped our blog like a hot potato. I did a guest blog with an awesome friend of mine, I won't say her name so I totally don't embarrass her, (mostly so you don't go and follow her blog and unfollow mine). Anyway, we both were guests on each others blogs, I think she got all of you to follow her and I believe I got 1, and I am pretty sure she made her mother sign up to mine). I think there should be a 27 page form that has to be filled out before someone can unfollow a blog. Hoping that will discourage them from bothering to dismiss our blog. Or at the very least, tell us why you are unfollowing. Are we not funny anymore? Do we not produce enough? Pictures no good? Give us something to work on... please!
Ok, all in all, I am just having fun with you... and yes I do dream about having 1,000 followers. In the meantime am honestly super happy that I have you guys! I do think you are awesome!
And for that, tomorrow I will be announcing a blog tour our super creative design team has dreamt up. Of course we will all have giveaways!
Now, onto my quilt topic. Leaves. I have decided to add leaves to my circle/ric rac quilt. It didn't have enough embellishments yet. LOL! Now if you know me at all, my method of applique is by fusing. But this time, I didn't want to fuse and have raw edges or satin stitched edges.
Don't laugh, but I actually had to go to the internet and google different ways of hand applique. I was considering calling a few ladies from my guild, but was so dang embarrassed to say that I had no idea what to do, that I refrained.
Hold onto your socks, because I even tried a few to see what worked and what wouldn't send me off to the loony farm. So I ruled out the freezer paper method and the needle turn thing. And got rid of that reverse applique method. So here is what I am doing... and I know, it probably isn't even a real applique method.
I am putting fabric right sides together, tracing a leaf shape, sewing on the line, making a slit in the back, turning it, and going to hand tack that down to the quilt. Can we just pretend it is hand applique? And that I am really growing as a quilter?
What do you think? Fake applique?