Up this week:
Today's guest blogger is Kati who blogs at From the Blue Chair. Kati has written a wonderful guest post over on her blog reminding us all why we started blogging in the first place. Click here to see the advice she has for us and while you are there, be sure to browse around her beautiful blog to find lots of quilty inspiration and some really great tutorials!
Social Media of the Week: Instagram!!! I just opened an account this week - find me by my user name PlumandJune.
So, I know you are saying - Seriously, Beth! You want me to join yet another social media site?!? Well, kind of. I'm just trying it all out - seeing what I like, what I don't - basically, in a "you won't know until you try it kind of way." So, try it and see what you think. To help get you started, Lori wrote more about here. Oh, and if you use Flipboard (which is awesome!), you can access all your social media in one place.
Blog Challenge for the Week: Are you saying "What's this - something else for us to do???" Yes - let's put some of the advice (from our guest bloggers and what you all write in the comments) into action - so here it is: Enlarge your photos! Save your photos at a size of at least 600px (if you don't know what this means, just skip this step), then after you upload them to blogger, click on the picture and choose medium, large, or even extra large - click preview and see what you think and then link up below!
Check out the growing list of tutorials from blog hoppers here. And here are this week's highlights:
Reaction Buttons by Fabric Engineer
Making Photo Mosaics by Lori H. Designs
Blog and Social Media Buttons by Echinops and Aster
This week's giveaway is from Poppy Seed Fabrics. Kimberly is offering one lucky person a $30 shoppe credit. Choose from her wonderful selection of fabrics including some of my favorites like Lucy's Crab Shack, Summersville, and many more! It is a great shop!
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post - any comment. Want a topic - how about a quilting or sewing tip. One comment per person for an entry. This giveaway will remain open until Saturday, July 15, 2012 at 8pm EDT and one winner will be chosen at random. And, please, unless you are sure that you are NOT a no-reply blogger, write your email address in your comment. The winner will be announced in the Blog Hop News on July 18, 2012.
The winners of last week's giveaway from Kate Conklin Designs are: #28 Jenelle; #38 Anna V; and #69 Tracey. Congrats!
The complicated rules:
1. Anyone who is participating or following along with the hop can add a link that is quilting or sewing-related.
2. For this week, please link up a sewing or quilting tutorial from your blog - old or new - and write the topic of your post when the link tool asks for your name.
3. You can also link up your recent post - when the link tool asks for your name, write the name of your favorite dessert.
4. It is up to you but consider adding a link with your post to this page so others can join in as well.
5. Please visit (at least) the person who links up before you and leave a comment to say hello!