Monday, December 29, 2014

Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 5!

Here’s to hoping we all survived Christmas week and our lives are now returning to normal, whatever that is!

I know that I really enjoyed my week at the cabin.  I took long walks, I napped, I watched favorite movies and even got in hand stitching time working on bindings during the movies.

I enjoyed family and friends and I wish it could have been an extra week longer!

But life continues on and we get back to the swing of things on the brink of 2015!

This week’s clue was very very simple, and I chose to break down the quilt this way so that you would have the easiest time during our busiest time.  I don’t want anyone to feel like they are “BEHIND.”  NO ONE is behind! This is meant for you to take it at your own pace, with the time you have available, without having it create chaos in your life.  It is a thing to be enjoyed, not simply pushed through and endured.

So take a back seat if you need to.  It will be there waiting for you when you have time to work on it.

Christmas in downtown, Mackinac Island, Michigan!

Yes, there are snow mobiles on the island for winter getting around.  You can’t bike, and you can’t walk everywhere in this kind of cold, so in the winter, the snow mobiles come out to play.  During this season, you can’t leave the island by ferry – the snow mobiles go across to the mainland on the ice!

While there are still some horses on the island in winter, many are wintered over in the Upper Peninsula.  They will come back in the spring!

You guys have got the link-up protocol down pat, and there have been very few that I’ve had to remove and ask them to try again for using the wrong address in their linky.  But just in case we have some newbies I will post the small print again.  
If you have never participated in a Link-Up before, the first thing I want you to do is to read the entire tutorial I wrote about Link-Ups HERE so you can know a few things before you dive in head first.

There is a lot of good information there that will help you understand things like WHY we need the address or URL of your individual specific post, not just your main blog address.  It will show you how to FIND the correct URL and link it correctly.

If you are adding a Pinterest photo and have never linked up with us before, Click to read the Pinterest tutorial from last week’s link up HERE.

Remember, if you link to your main blog, and not the specific post I will have to delete your entry and have you try again because I can’t fix it for you.

To find the URL for the specific post, go to your blog and click on the title of the post you want to link.  Look in the address bar at the top of your browser.  The address of your post should end in .html  NOT .com!

PLEASE LEAVE OFF the http:// part at the beginning of your blog address when you fill in your info below . The form auto-adds that for you.   If I were linking, my address would start with Quiltville.blogspot.com/ not http://Quiltville.blogspot.com/

Also: If you are linking from a mobile device -- delete the last /?=m  from the URL before posting! Those of us on a computer will get a really awkward looking page if you post your mobile URL from your tablet or phone. Your link should end in .html or just /

*NOTE* Your blog address does NOT include the @ symbol!  That's for email addresses only, and that won't work in the linky either!

If you don’t have a blog you may link to your Flickr photo or Grand Illusion Album that you have created ((Not your whole account, please make it specific)) Or a photo you have posted on Pinterest  sharing your progress ((Also specific, not your whole profile))  You can not link to Facebook.  Any posts linking to a Facebook profile will be deleted.

Your blog, Flickr, Google+ Pinterest or Instagram photo must be view-able to ALL, not just a handful of people that you have invited.  If your blog, Flickr, Instagram or Pinterest is private, please don't link up.  It's frustrating to those who click to view and are told they can't because of your privacy settings.

You can link ANY progress of ANY step on any of the Link-Ups.

For instance, if we are on a Link-Up for part 4 – and you are just on part 1, you can still link that.  Just SHARE where you are!

In your blog post, Flickr or Pinterest, Google+ or Instagram photo – PLEASE include a link back to THIS POST not just a link to Quiltville.blogspot.com.  I post more than once a day, so if someone clicks a link on your page to just my main address – they likely won’t find the link-up. That will only take them to the most recent post on the blog.  They won't find any of the other links that people have taken time to place on this page.  It will be a dead end street for them.


Make your links (Both yours and mine) post specific.

New links can be added until Thursday, January 1st at 11:55pm EST.

I'm off to Dallas on an early morning flight!  Happy New Year, Everyone!

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  1. Love the downtown street picture. It looks so old fashioned with the snow and the Christmas tree, the buggies and sleighs. Okay, I didn't have my glasses on! Beautiful.

  2. Safe travels - and I agree with Cheri: love the downtown picture! Sure wish we had some white stuff here in SE Michigan.

  3. I am so excited to be actually caught up on this mystery - a first for me! Thank you so much for this and for all you do. I am having a lot of fun!

  4. When I have time (?) I"m going to sit down and read this linky stuff. I'm done and caught up!


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