(slightly) Disappointing survey

45 people viewed the post, “only” 13 voted. I’m not impressed, people, get in the game! It’s just a little mouse click – I expect much better turnout next time. ūüėČ And now it’s too late obviously, you know me, either I move fast or not at all.

I had another think and decided to change course and not listen to any of you (us), since the votes were so close anyway. Many thanks to those of you who played. Continue reading “(slightly) Disappointing survey”

Colour survey

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I came upon 4 cones of chenille some time ago and the colour just never made me happy. I simply wanted to know if anything interesting could be made with this type of yarn. Anyway, I decided to get some fiber reactive dyes and see if I could change my aversion. Continue reading “Colour survey”

Monitor sizes?


The theme I’ve been using on this blog since it began is quite an old one in www standards, I think it looks ok on all screens, but some themes have notes about no longer being updated, so I regularly ponder the option of installing a new one. As well as getting a fresh look in the bargain of course.

The reason I haven’t is that none of them feature all the options for side menus and page setup that this one has, so if I end up with one that I don’t like it’s going to be such a drag to roll back.

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Do you click?

According to the stats here on WordPress, hardly anyone clicks my photos, whether I make thumbnails or bigger. Especially if I make “nice” photos,¬† like my garden galleries or the Photoshop paint effects, I think they look best at their largest size of 800 px or up – but I’m wondering if it’s really a waste of space?

If you don’t click – why and does it have something to do with your screen size, or isn’t it tempting enough?

If you do click – I wonder why it doesn’t show? It’s not that I’m hunting viewers per se, it’s just interesting to find out what people like the most and what motivates you.

I would really appreciate it if you’d comment or vote – and everyone please click the enclosed photo, tell me that you did, so I can check if it registers. Thanks!


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Klikker du?

If√łlge statistikken her p√• bloggen, er der n√¶sten ikke nogen som klikker p√• mine billeder for at se dem i fuld st√łrrelse, heller ikke hvis det er sm√• thumbnails. Is√¶r hvis jeg synes jeg har lavet noget p√¶nt, som fx. mine havegallerier eller de Photoshoppede falske malerier, s√• synes jeg de vinder ved at blive forst√łrret, men m√•ske er det spild af plads?

Hvis du ikke klikker – hvorfor og har det noget med din sk√¶rmst√łrrelse at g√łre eller er det bare ikke fristende?

Hvis du klikker Рer det jo sært at jeg ikke kan se det. Det er ikke fordi jeg jagter point, det er bare sjovt at vide hvad der motiverer folk og hvad de synes bedst om. Så jeg vil sætte pris på hvis du gider kommentere eller stemme. Hvis du også gider klikke på billedet og fortælle at du har gjort det, så jeg kan se om det bliver registreret, så bliver jeg rigtig glad.

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How often?

grubleThe number of plant dyeing posts in my draft list is exploding at the moment, so I’ve run into a “problem” with frequency.

Even if I do 3 posts a week, I’m still 2 weeks ahead and that leaves no slots open for other stuff I’d like to talk about. I know that many people do a post a day, but do all the people read all the posts?

I also want to keep my current library structure of one plant:one post to keep it all easier to look up later, for myself as well. So making one huge post a week with 3-5 plants won’t work either. And what about the gardening, that’s right now as well! (of course there is always the option to not actually blog everything you do)

For myself, there is no problem in seasonal blogging, changing the main subject matter in cycles. But I realize that some people only come here for the spinning or the dyeing and they’ll most likely go away if I only write about philosophical matters or painting for 2 months. That would be sad. I do want to keep all of you here, a blog without interaction is useless.

That means I want your input, I really do. Seasonal subjects OR seasonal post explosions with intermittent dead zones? I expect at least 50 different replies. pift

Incidentally this post was written with my left hand, sitting sideways to the keyboard, because Arthur is having his midday nap on me.

And yes, I do have a teeny post for tomorrow with no plants in it whatsoever.


On a different note, can somebody enlighten me what the current trend of photographing your own feet is about? Often with flowers, in focus and out of. Because I just don’t get it. Mind you, I don’t really have a lot of cute shoes, so maybe that’s why. I do have red gum boots. Perhaps I should do a theme involving those? Or would that just be kinky….

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Hvor ofte skal man blogge?danish

–¬† svaret er naturligvis, s√• ofte man lyster, men:

Plantefarvningss√¶sonen er p√• sit h√łjeste, og dermed bliver kladdelisten over blogindl√¶g meget lang. Selv hvis jeg kun skriver om det ene emne er jeg to uger forud, og s√• er der lissom slet ikke plads til at skrive om alt muligt andet! (k√¶mpe katastrofe, ja?)

Jeg ved godt at mange skriver hver dag, men bliver det også læst? Blog uden kommunikation er jo kedeligt tidspilde.

Mange kommer her kun for plantefarvning eller spinding eller m√•ske et tredje emne, og jeg t√¶nker at de m√•ske finder andre gr√¶sgange mens jeg kn√¶vrer om de emner de ikke gider. S√• jeg pr√łver at blande bare en lille smule, for at f√• nogen samtaler i gang og holde dem.

Selv har jeg ikke problemer med s√¶sonpr√¶gede emner, men hvis alle garnfolkene forsvinder n√•r jeg s√• skriver om maleri eller hverdagens tanker om min nye cykel, s√• er det jo lidt trist. Samtidig √łnsker jeg at holde planen med 1 plante = 1 indl√¶g, s√• der bliver en nem struktur at finde rundt i for plantefarvere og mig selv.

S√• nu vil jeg have input – her har danskerne chancen for at sige noget for en gangs skyld og f√• noget indflydelse. Skal det v√¶re periodevis masseblogning hvor det hele bliver skudt af p√• en gang med efterf√łlgende d√łdvande, eller emner der skifter med √•rstiden? Gisp, og hvad med haveindl√¶g, dem er jeg knap nok begyndt p√•, men de ligger jo ogs√• lige NU.

Jeg kunne ogs√• lave 3 blogge, men s√• ender de pludselig med at ligge halvd√łde og glemte hen hele tiden. Hesteblog, fotoblog, dansk blog, haveblog, tanker og teser…. Jeg er ikke rigtig “jeg har lige lavet mig en avocadomad med purl√łg og tomat som jeg vil nyde i min skyggefulde pavillon”-typen, s√• det beh√łver ikke ligefrem sin egen blog.

S√• hvad vil I ha’?! Dem der siger noget vinder. (m√•ske) Jeg har en mistanke om at danske bloggere kun kan finde ud af af bruge Blogspot, men I m√• rigtig gerne fort√¶lle mig, at jeg tager helt fejl. pardon

Og nu vil jeg s√• fors√łge at spise den avocadomad og huske servietten til n√•r det hele falder fra hinanden. Avocado p√• rugbr√łd indtages nemmest som guacamole, men det havde mit blodsukker ikke lige tid til at vente p√•. Og hjemmelavet hyldedrik og sol, s√• bliver det ikke mere idyllisk.