What I really like about my friend Cindy, besides the fact that she sews and blogs is that she is honest. I would much rather have an honest person tell me what they think, than someone tell me what I want to hear while their face tells me otherwise. And because I appreciate honesty, I also try to be honest. She told me that I sounded a bit miffed in my previous post. Really? I asked. So I just want to set the record straight that I wasn’t angry. In fact, I wouldn’t blog if I was angry. I just don’t like to air my emotional laundry like that. :o) And just in case you dont’ already know, I am, in general, a happy person. :o) See that smiley face? That’s me. :o) Happy! :o)
I also want to apologize to those of you that I made paranoid. I have to mention that in my humble and absolutely non-lawyer-ish opinion, linking to other people’s blogs or sites is absolutely fine. There is something called the “fair-use” doctrine that allows people to comment on copyrighted works. Click the link to see more.
I’ve also been asked a bunch of follow-up questions. Lots of interesting stuff. I’ll keep doing my research and perhaps see a intellectual property attorney and give you my 2 cents at that time. I want to be careful not to act like I know what I’m talking about when I’ve just barely scratched the surface. Thanks for ALL your notes of encouragement. It sounds like we crafter/bloggers struggle with a lot of the same things.
Let me leave you with the funniest honest thing Cindy told me last week while we were sewing together late one night: “The next time you take a picture for your Mini Patchfolio cover, you might want to use a nicer pen.” That cracked me up because all my pens are cheapy pens and I thought no one would notice. Ha! She’s absolutely right, of course. :o) Look for nicer pens in the future, Cindy!