This was a gift from Dawn, ( I adore it) I think she thinks I love coffee...
ALBEIT I DO....so first some coffee....or your favourite beverage..
This is a wall hanging...not a mug rug....it is fairly large...
it could be a table topper, but I don't think I would want anyone to spill
on me lol
I am going to try to answer some of the questions I get about blog hops...are you ready?
As you well know we are primarily a blog hop blog, which means twice a month we have themed blog hops. We take on 100 participants for each hop. 40% on average are newbies to our hops. We love the variety. We love the inspiration. We love your creations. Each blog has a list of participants that link to the next blog. Hence the name- blog hop. WE try to keep it to 10-13 participants a day and usually our blog hops are about 8-10 days in length. WE also try to have at least a few days break in between each hop. ( so I can get caught up in homework wink) I am studying, digital, vector and textile design! I am in my 2nd year of 4!
WHY blog hops?
As my husband put in one day, it is like a global quilting bee from the comfort of your home. I think he explained it better than I could, so I am going to stick with that...WE are a global quilting BEE. It works for me, I get more done without leaving the comfort of my home.
What I love about blog hops, is we get to shine the light on others. WE get to cheer -all those who create. We have an opportunity to highlight a newcomer who may very well be our next new designer out there....SEE everyone really wins! By the way that is YOU, I am referring to!
WHO comes up with the themes?
I do, Mdm Samm, albeit I am inspired by all of you, but really they just pop in my head, I usually come up with a tag line or an image in my mind of a button and then I think if I thought it, others might like it too? Then I design a button, find a cheerleader and move forward ...
May I add, this blog would have been closed by now if not for all these cheerleaders who make it possible for me to get some personal stuff done when needed....I am filled with gratitude!
Our cheerleaders to date, Jane from Janes Fabrics Quilts, Carol from just let me quilt, Leslie from the Cuddle Quilter =retired lol, Pauline from Quilt n Queen, Wendy from Why knot kwilt, Cherry from Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio, Corrie at Quilt Taffy = retired lol, Katherine from Sew me something good = lots of work keeping her busy, Marlene from Stitchin by the lake, Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling, Christine from Monsters in my Quilt Closet, and Erin from Sew at home Mumm, who is a newbie...others will be surfacing too...
PERKS " cheerleaders can get in all hops guaranteed, I create something special for them....lately wee tots in embroidery and likeness for their own personal stitching OOAK, let me say there are a lot of perks and leave it at that wink....
WHAT blog hop themes are coming up?
I am pleased you asked... Besides the Nancy Drew that Carol is cheering you on with....that will follow It's all about ME that Marlene is presently looking after, We have Stitch me up that Jane with be cheering and April showers that Erin is looking after ( all full) here are some future themes..
Shake your Pom Poms - pompoms projects-
It's for the birds -small quilts - anything birds
Say it with flowers - wall hangings- florals of course
Put your stamp on it- creating your own personal stamp blocks
WHERE's MY SCISSORS? - a surprise creation we all need!
I don't get Ruffled - you guessed right if you thought ________ lol
Pecking order - no clues at the moment lol
Quilters Yearbook - yes we will be doing Amy Bradley's blocks and or quilts!
I am already 9 months ahead of all of you, which means matching sponsors with the themes, choosing cheerleaders, making buttons, tag lines and creating projects to show you .... And I do all of this with juggling my studies and home life. Once a cheerleader is selected, I work closely with them, and we make an announcement!
WHEN will we hear about the next blog hop?
If everything goes well, I try to announce future blog hops at least 2 months ahead of time. Giving you all a chance to get your project ( s) completed! I will be announcing Shake your Poms Poms next week and It's for the birds a couple days later...
When participants sign up, we expect them to follow through unless there is some family emergency or loss. As we fill up within hours, dropping out means someone who really wanted to be in our hop, does not get that spot.
Future drop outs ( without a very good reason) will be discreetly eliminated from future hops.
No exception! I know it sounds harsh, but I get many many disappointed emails from those who tell me they wanted to be in and noted a couple were no shows.... Failure to commit means you are added to a list that goes to all future cheerleaders - YOU don't want to be added to that LIST!
WHERE do you see Sew We Quilt going?
This is a question that pops up frequently. We began as a blog showing photos of Quilters-sewing rooms and how they stored their fabric, we then moved to Tutorials, hundreds and hundreds of tutorials.... and now blog hops. Well I can tell you I have over 30 New blog hops in mind. Enough for at least 2 more years. So I can say I will be around for at least 2 more years. That is my commitment.
After that, well I have always said, " I will be here, till I am not" !
WANT to know more?
Ask me now, and I will add it to this post and answer them asap!
Hope this helps...
ps. see you tomorrow for more