Monday, April 27, 2009

The Dangers of Blogging!


No one warns you before you start blogging of the dangers out there. You know what I am talking about right? When you started blogging/reading blogs you felt pretty secure in your taste in fabric and quilts. You knew what you liked. Did you notice over time a change came over you. You started to be influenced by what you were seeing. At first you just think, huh, that's different...or...haven't seen that before. Soon those thoughts turn into...Oh, I kind of like that. Which then turns into...I have got to try that! I will just die if I don't get some of that fabric!


And all that has led up to this...


I bought this before I found out they are being discontinued *whew*


Too many hours online trying to find the best price at a store that carries the most colors of Amy Butler's Full Moon Dots fabric. Why? Because "I will just die if I don't get some" and a little "What if I wait too long and can't get my hands on some!"


How have you changed since you started blogging/reading blogs? Or am I the only weak one?


20 comments:

rachel griffith said...

you are not the only one.
i was like that with a few lines.
like flea market fancy.
and nest.
and woodland bloom.

yeppers. i'm weak too.
hahahaha.

rachel griffith said...

p.s. and i can't forget katie jumps rope.

Rebekah said...

ha ha! I am really trying to resist these dots...I'm slowly starting to cave.

Blogging has definitely been tough on the wallet...I've bought a lot of fabric, yarn and books that I normally might not have.

erica e said...

this is interesting! yes, i have noticed a change. i'm not sure if its because i've been so influenced by others or if i've just been exposed to so many quilts that i otherwise wouldn't have seen that i've been able to decide what i like best. probably a combination of both! and i also LOVE those dots. thanks for the great post!

MelissaS said...

How have I changed....well for one I've become a fabric snob! Seeing all the beautiful lines on other people's blogs makes me want to have it. And the internet making buying fabric SO easy....sigh!

Sherri said...

So well said!!! Blogging has been dangerous in all the ways you mentioned...but wow...with what I've gained, I could never NOT be a quilt blogger!!!

another amy said...

I SO agree. I've had the exact same experience. Before I started reading quilt blogs I was mostly a traditional quilter and now I have become so much more modern in my tastes.

And I totally understand the Amy Butler dots! lol

Lou said...

between blogs and ravelry - I have to work till I'm 90 to pay for my stash...

Candace said...

Perfect post, Trisha! I've gotten bolder in my fabric choices and willing to try things out of my comfort zone - which have, of course, led me to all sorts of new passions and I totally agree with Lou - may have to get creative to find ways to pay for all of this!!
Cheers!

em's scrapbag said...

No you are not alone. Blogging has made me bolder in my fabric choices. Love the dots!

Daisy Jayne said...

Have I noticed a change..sure have not sure if it is influence or exposure to so many different quilts on so many talented bloggers/quilters

Helen said...

Ohhhhh yes! Know EXACTLY what you mean! I have found I use more white fabric in my quilts since joining the land of blogging!

Lima Bean said...

Blogging has made me want to be a better writer. It's not something I ever had any desire to do, but now I find myself editing posts in my head at random times.

Bricoles Textiles said...

Yes !!!....
Of course blogging change my taste ... as well going to my fabrics shop, to exhibitions, reading sp├ęcialized books and so on ... it's just frustrating because the temptation of trying every pattern and having all the fabrics is bigger.

artycrafty said...

Well I haven't been quilting for long and I hope to be influenced into some good quilts. ;)

I'm currently "collecting" RSS feeds from quilt blogs.

Have heaps from paper crafters as that is a huge part of my crafting life too.

I like what I see here. You are very talented.

Debbie

Chookyblue...... said...

well instead of just seeing what is out your regular shop you get to see heaps of different fabrics and styles and then there are ALL the WONDERFUL different things everyone does with them.....
......enjoy your journey........

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Ditto. TOTALLY.

pat said...

Oh - yes!! I am always pulled this way and that reading blogs...looking at fun new fabric - different yarn...but I keep reading and buying! I love your new dots!

Mel said...

Here, here!! I hated cutesy fabrics now I'm loving the novelty Japanese fabrics I see everywhere!

It's great because we can see all styles from all over!

Quilt Hollow said...

I find that other fabric lines excite me more for sure. Or a pattern is published in a fabric that you don't necessarily like but then you see it done with a real eye catcher and WOW...now you have to have that pattern too.

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