My husband, who neither blogs nor quilts, argues that I haven’t tapped into this site’s full potential. He has his own theory about growing my readership, one that has nothing to do with my let’s-learn-together attitude or the quality of my pictures. His strategy for From Bolt to Beauty can be summed up in one word: puppies.
After all, what do quilters and nonquilters alike love? Puppies! What makes everyone smile? Puppies! What’s better than quilts? Quilts and puppies!
There was a lot of talk about the merits of puppies as a quilt-blog marketing ploy in the months that led up to bringing home Rose, our golden retriever. (As the mom to two little boys, I was reluctant to add to our family another creature that could wreck my house.)
Rose is no stranger to FBTB. She debuted here in September 2015, when I revealed the hazard she poses to my quilts. (See Rose, Textile Enemy No. 1.) When my husband caught wind of Pets on Quilts, an event hosted by Lilypad Quilting, he knew it was time for Rose to make another appearance.
I tried to get Rose on a quilt so I could take pictures. This is what happened ...
|Mom, is this good enough—a pet next to a quilt?|
|Get this thing off me!|
|This. Is. Humiliating.|
Here was the closest I could come to getting my pet on a quilt for a picture. It was a fleeting moment and was followed soon thereafter by Rose ignoring the quilt and eating grass. Sigh.
Is my husband on to something? I’m not convinced. My next post will have less puppy content and more quilt content, for sure!
Linking up to Pets on Quilts ...