Several days ago someone asked me where on my blog they could find the post about how I do t-shirt quilts. I started looking for that post and realized several of my quilting technique tutorials are not here. It really had me wondering.... what the heck happened to those posts? I know I wrote those post but where the heck are they? I was getting frustrated and wondering if my mind was playing tricks on me. A senior memory thing.
I started looking through photos and many blog posts on my two quilt related blogs. I couldn't even find the right photos. Where the heck are they? (In my mind I sounded like the tv commercial of the guy looking for his car.) Right about then I started feeling like a really confused senior. Maybe I might need to look into nursing home care for myself? DUH! That's when I realized those posts were written before I had to get a new computer a few years ago. My how time does fly! The old one crashed and I lost all photos and posts stored on my computer. That was back when I had dial up internet too. In order to save time I wrote posts in MS word then copied and pasted them into blogger. Blogger didn't have draft storage back when I was writing those posts. Gosh... I've come a long way since then and so has blogger. That clears up the mystery of knowing I did write the posts but now they are missing.
The whole reason I started this second blog was to publish my unique piecing techniques for toppers; to post my machine quilting tips for fellow machine quilters; and to help beginning professional machine quilters learn a few hints from an experienced person. My other blog is supposed to be simply a day to day journal for my customers to see that I am working daily and to understand what's taking me so long to finish their quilt.
Somewhere along the journey of this blog I started explaining how the day to day living can interfere with keeping on a very busy quilting schedule; but, with careful organizing the impact could be minimal. I got more and more questions about how I live frugally and I answered with blog posts which changed the intent of this blog. Gradually my original quilting technique posts were forgotten about and never rewritten.
I believe I can rewrite a few of the original quilting posts because I've found some of the pictures stored in other places like my webshots albums.
I will reconstruct what posts I can and rewrite others. Now that I'm semi-retired I don't have as much commission work coming in. Some of the original posts can't be rewritten without taking new photos of each step. Those will have to wait until I have commission quilts to make.
Not long ago I also started writing links to posts on this blog and using the "pages" feature at the top. I became busy with quilting work and have not had a chance to get back to that either. I sure don't want to let that project fall victim to my senior memory. I'm going to start writing more links on the pages a little at a time. Maybe as I work with the link pages I'll find some of the technique posts I remember writing but just don't remember what I called them.
I hope you enjoy the "backward pieced" designs as I get them remade and posted. If any steps are unclear please let me know. One of the backward pieced designs should be ready to post sometime tomorrow.