Blog Changes - and a Hint at Something for 2018

If you reading this, hopefully you are noticing that there have been some cosmetic changes happening around here.  I have been working with the lovely and talented Lauren Hillman (who is my cousin, but I would say she was lovely and talented even if we weren't related) to create a new logo and she has given me some excellent input on how to improve my blog so that it is easier for you to use. I wanted to take a minute to show you around the blog so that you can find everything that you need.


At the top there is my new logo, links to pages (there is a contact form, links to tutorials, patterns, and everything else). Just to the right are the social media buttons with links to Email, Pinterest, Instagram, Bloglovin, my RSS feed, and Flickr.  On the far right is a search bar.
When you first open the blog you will see this large image that will show recent popular posts.  It scrolls between the photos every 5 seconds or so and you can click on the post to view it.  Underneath are links to my Patterns, Etsy Shop, and Tutorials
Right under that is a new feature - a place to sign up for my email list.  I have been considering this for a while, but I wasn't sure people would be interested.  Emily over at Quilty Love keeps saying they are important and people like them so I am going to give it a try!

If you decide to sign up, here is what you can expect: a monthly-ish email with photos of recent finishes, info about new patterns, potential pattern discounts (that will be exclusive to email subscribers), and a new project that I am going to be starting next year.  I will be doing a series of monthly tutorials next year featuring super-sized quilt blocks.  The tutorial will be on the blog and included in the newsletter.
And then after all of that, you will find find a list of recent blog posts (this is the most recent).  It still has the comments, but now has an easy way to share on social media.

I hope that you all enjoy the changes.  I am hoping to continue to make the blog more useful and helpful over the next year and would love any suggestions that you might have!

17 comments

  1. Not sure why people are writing newsletters instead of including it in blog. Seems redundant. I personally hate increasing the amt of emails I receive.

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    1. Thank you for responding, I actually agree with you. I am rethinking the idea and think I might just include information that is also on the blog. I think the idea is that there are fewer and fewer people taking the time to read blogs, they are mostly looking at Instagram, so the email is a reminder that there are still blogs out there!

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  3. This is great! Does your cousin hire out? Carol

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    1. Yes, I think she does! Her contact info is on her website which I linked to in the post.

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  4. I like the new logo! Looks very much of your style.

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  5. It all looks great. I do not mind if it is a blog or an email, so you do what your heart desires. You be you boo! lol delissac@hotmail.com

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  6. I like your new website. And I love your pillows. Please do invite me to your Pinterest board. I'll look forward to the super sized blocks tutorials. I love big blocks. huckpw45@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks! I will send an invite over. I am excited to do the tutorials, I love the big blocks too!

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    1. I am going to do my best to make it interesting!

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  8. Love your updated look -that logo!~! Mwah! And I love getting an email from which I can click over to the blog to finish reading the article. I tried Instagram, but honestly, I'm not much of a fan of it. I like emails, blogs, and checking out facebook (except when it's too frustrating!ha!). Thanks for the tour of your "new place!"

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    1. Great! I am glad you like it and glad that you like getting emails :)

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  9. 🌺this is great news! I am happy for you and love your new webpage

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