Monday, January 05, 2015

Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 6!

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A view to the water above the town on Mackinac Island, May 2014!

Crisp and cold, just waiting for spring to really arrive in Northern Michigan.  Isn’t the view of the old church steeple so classic?

“It was the Victorians who made Mackinac Island one of the nation's most favored summer resorts. In the post-Civil War industrial age and before automobiles, vacationers traveled by large lake excursion boats from Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit to the cooler climes of Mackinac Island. They danced to Strauss' waltzes, listened to Sousa's stirring marches, dined on whitefish and strolled along the broad decks.
To accommodate overnight guests boat and railroad companies built summer hotels, such as the Grand Hotel in the late 19th century. Victorians, like travelers everywhere, shopped for souvenirs, and Mackinac shops supplied them.

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In the 1890's wealthy Midwestern industrialists who wanted to spent more than a few nights on Mackinac built their own summer cottages on the east and west bluffs. Soon a social life including tennis, hiking, bicycling, examining the local natural wonders, and at the turn of the century, golf at the “new” Wawashkamo Golf Course.” SOURCE

Grand Illusion, The Finale!

My colors are not quite true here, it was a bright and sunny day the Saturday after Thanksgiving when we shot these photos before driving my dad back to the airport in Greensboro.  However, sunny cold days beat rainy and cloudy days any time!  These colors are more true:


Showing Border detail!

I am looking forward to seeing your progress!  You know the drill by now, but just in case there are newbies amongst us, may I present you once more with the small print:

If you have never participated in a Link-Up before, the first thing I want you to do is to read the entiretutorial 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 6 – 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 Sunday, January 11th at 11:55pm EST.

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  1. I've read about Mackinac Island before and my friends want to do a group trip there soon.

    Your quilt turned out great. I wish I had been part of your mystery.

  2. It's always nice to see how alternate color choices work after the final reveal. I hope to have at least one block ready to show later in the day. Thank you Bonnie, for all the fun you create in the quilt world.

  3. Question about the Linky. Do you have to open each individual post or can you open the Linky like a slide show?

  4. Thank you Bonnie for another wonderful awe inspiring experience. I finished the borders this morning, my top is done and I am in LOVE.

  5. You have to click to view each link..that's the POINT to get you to visit other participant's sites. it is not a slide show.

  6. Hi Bonnie, with the fabrics you chose for you quilt, the movement in the quilt comes alive! You have to love a quilt that comes together like you imagined it would! It's really cool to see the secondary pattern catch your eye, too. Excellent quilt!

  7. I'm still working on Clue #1 and #2. The holidays got me. Now Downton Abbey MQ started. Oh my. Off to cutting :)

  8. I think these are all amazing . I have enjoyed the entire journey with all of you & have posted pictures along the way in the facebook group .. I don't have a blog or anything to join the linky but I thank all of you for your help & especially Bonnie for the opportunity to learn ...


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