Thursday 26 November 2009


Part of the appeal of blogging is the feedback from fellow bloggers in the form of comments. After hitting the "Publish Post" button I have to resist the urge to keep checking whether anyone has commented yet... I'm not the only one am I? The excitment of getting comments, of seeing what people have to say is all part of the pleasure of blogging. And I firmly believe that if we are putting ourselves and our work out there to be viewed by the public then we have to be prepared for all sorts of reactions... good or bad, positive or negative. Of course we all love to be told what we've done is wonderful but it can be quite refreshing to have a different opinion too. After my last post the feedback was very positive and encouraging... and fortunately for me my tutor's reaction was much the same. But there was one commenter who didn't like what I had done. I replied to her and she came back worried she had upset me... but nothing could be further from the truth. She made me laugh and made me realise how important it is to keep my feet firmly on the ground.... and let's face it... she had a point!

So, GreedyNan... please don't stop commenting. And those of you who tell me everything's wonderful... you can carry on too, because without you all I'd just be talking to myself!!!

If it wasn't for meeting fellow bloggers through comments there wouldn't be lovely surprises in the post like these latest batch of wiggly bags from Andrea. Once again Andrea got her year 10 textile group to make me wiggly bags. Thank you so much... it was very thoughtful of you and I know they will be much appreciated.


  1. Oh hurrah, does that mean I can be rude to you from now on?

    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

  2. What are we like eh?

    Of course, first I had to go and read what Greedy Nan had to say ... lol. But, I think your use of stitching to create shaded areas was inspired. I'm so glad your tutor liked them

    Like the wiggly bags

    Carolyn x

  3. lovely wiggly bags!!! i love reading your blog and seeing what creative things you get up to!! very inspiring.

  4. Dead right !
    it is nice to get all the lovely comments but sometimes it is the off beat , questioning, doubting comments that make you stop and think and look at something with a new perspective.

  5. It's always great to have comments and also constructive criticism.
    I like the hatched line stitching, perhaps it is the eyes that give it the ape look!
    M x

  6. It is lovely to get comments on your blog - you go and look to see if anyone has read it!! I just wish i could have as many hours in my day as you do and also have a fraction of your creativity and inspiration. I think that character in Planet of the Apes was very sweet and nice so must have been freudian!!!!!

  7. glad the tutor liked them - you never can tell! and I love any kind of comments too, it is great that people take the trouble, and it helps me frame my own thoughts

  8. Boy, do I feel guilty now!! I'm getting the song in my head - nobody loves me, everybody hates me, think I'll go and eat worms ......
    Your Planet of the Apes picture just confirms what I said really though! Thanks for being so understanding.

  9. I try not to check for comments with my posts too! I love constructive comments a sthey certainly help me think about stuff.

  10. I know Greedy Nan! She's great isn't she?

    I realise I've been horribly crubbish at leaving comments for the last 6 months. I do apologise. I hope normal service will be resumed in the foreseeable future.


  11. I also love getting comments Yet find it hard to handle the guilt when it takes me so long to respond! As I have done with you! Sorry!

  12. I love getting comments too especially from new bloggers. Having some faithful followers is nice too. I have a couple more wiggly bags to send that missed the post so I shall pass them on as and when. Thank you for the mention.
    I have not had any 'off' comments but I do have someone who keeps advertisng their website in chinese! Anyone else had that/

  13. Could I please have the pattern for the wiggly bags as I would like to make some.


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