Every so often I get questions from blog readers that I think other blog readers would like the answer to as well. When that happens, I answer the questions here on the blog. Today is one of those days.
I had LOTS of people respond to the wonderful QOV (Quilt of Valor) that Doreen worked on and M. Smith made as part of our charity project. You can read about it here if you missed it.
There were several people who wanted to know the measurements needed for a QOV. I asked Doreen and she said, “Minimum size is 55″x 65″ and the largest size is 72″x 90″.”
Terri L writes, “Jo, I would love to donate a quilt top, but have a few questions. Size requirements? Do they need to be Red , White and Blue? and most important, do we send them to you or directly to QOV representative?”
The quilts are typically some type of red, white and blue…red and white is fine. There are all sorts. If you do a google search of “Quilts of Valor” and look at the images there are MANY.
Anyone who wants to make a QOV top can send them to me…I’ll get them to Doreen. Any help from blog readers to help with Quilts of Valor is greatly appreciated….as always you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan Ochterbeck also commented on the QOV post she said, “Quilts of Valor is such a worthy cause and the veterans always seem to appreciate them so much. You may be aware of the block drive that Alycia in Colorado is spearheading, but other QOV groups are welcome to make blocks and quilts for local and regional needs as well. Alycia is featuring a block I designed for QOV, and the tutorial can be found on my blog here: http://thecolorfulfabriholic.blogspot.com/2016/08/lcts-for-qov.html or on her blog at http://alyciaquilts.blogspot.com/2016/08/quilts-of-valor-block-drive-time.html” I checked that out. It seems that they are looking for people to make quilt blocks. There’s a way to help if you don’t want to make a whole quilt!!
Next question came from Mary Jo after she saw my finished “H” quilt, “Beautiful as always – hope Ruby is not under the weather. Probably at the end of a long week she is too tired to pose on a quilt.”
Actually Ruby was out with a the neighbor girl. Since my foot surgery I’ve had the neighbor girl take Ruby and walk her a few times a week. The neighbor girl is nine and we’ve become fast friends. Ruby loves her and loves getting out of the house with her…I love her too. She’s a real sweetie.
Here’s a snap shot of the Ruby hanging with Kayla over the weekend.
Ruby is fine and well.
And for the last comment….This one came from a blog reader, Dorothy, after I wrote the Stash Report (Find it here), “Wonderful gift box. I do have a pet peeve with your blog writing though. Could you please use “spell check” ????? It drives me insane to try and figure out what you are trying to say sometimes :-) On the other side of things, I love your blog and your inspirations.”
This one had some other blog readers feeling bad…me, not so much.
I thought I’d address the question though, so here goes….Yep. I do use spell check. I will readily admit, I don’t use grammar rules. I am not writing this as a paper. I am writing this as a girl friend talking to my girlfriend. I use the dot, dot, dot, as in …. because that’s how I’m thinking. I’m not quite sure if my thought is complete and don’t know if I want a period. I use things like “hmmm”. That’s my way of telling you I’m pondering something (yes, spell check did tell me that “hmmm” should be corrected). I write “yep” because if you were sitting here and having coffee with me, I wouldn’t say “yes”. I’d say “yep”. Some of the things I say are likely a little more “Midwestern” too. It’s me. It’s how I am.
As for the straight up spelling errors and miss-punctuations. (Spell check did just tell me that punctuations isn’t actually a word-but I ignored it because that’s what I want to say)…well those happen. I am human. I do not have an English degree. I am not writing this as a professional. I’m simply writing. Miss-spellings happen. Miss-punctuations happen. Likely they happen more often to me than to others because I am not a perfectionist and I don’t read, re-read and re-read again everything that I write. Perfection isn’t that important to me. For me, I have more import things to do than to hunt down a coma or a typo.
Lots of times I’m writing blog posts late at night and I’m tired. I’m writing blog posts in between things. I start supper, come start a blog post, the water starts boiling and I’m back to making supper and then later back to the blog post. (WOW! Check out that run on sentence!) It makes it a bit challenging to reach perfection this way…but that’s the way I have to write or I wouldn’t have time to write at all.
When I use spell check it does not catch all errors. Sometime I write “at” when I mean to write “it”. In the previous sentence I just corrected “big” to “bit”. Spell check doesn’t get those…my tired eyes often don’t either.
I used to read a blog a long time ago. The blogger NEVER (spell check is telling me NEVER is bad -again, I’m ignoring it) used a capital letter ever-not even at the beginning of a sentence. It bothered me. That along with a few other things made me quit reading her blog.
I can’t be everything to everybody. I’m content with that. Please note: I am a complete package. I come with spelling errors, grammar errors, and all the good stuff too.
I hope that covers all the latest questions and comments. If you have others feel free to email me at email@example.com.