A few weeks ago a friend told me about things that is happening in blog land....people stealing images and claiming works as their own (which has happened to me), people accusing other people of stealing their patterns or ideas. Well, I decided just to back off from blogging and ponder this situation. While I could take time and add my name to each image, I could take time to lock down my blog, I could just not blog again. Then I pondered more and came to a realization. Why I blog? I blog to share my talent, I blog to let other be inspired as I am inspired by their blogs, I blog for feedback and most importantly I blog for friendship.
If someone feels the need to "steal" or "borrow" my images as their own, I say let them. This is the internet and it will happen no matter what. Obviously those individuals need the self esteem and self confidence more than I do. If taking my ideas and images makes them feel more of a person, feel free. As for be accusing of "stealing" others ideas/patterns, if you read through my blog I document everything. If I am inspired by someone I give them credit, if I use a pattern I give credit. All of my works are my own!
Now that is off my brain, I have stuff to share! Don't know where to start being it's almost 2 weeks since my last post......start of with something BRIGHT --naturally!
I have been working for a friend the past 4 months making tops for her business and she has asked me to make a lonestar (ok, a lot of them). Never did one before and let me say it was a learning experience and easier than I expected! This top finished about 60" square and I'm already working on another one:
I have much more to share, but will spread them out over the week.