Have you noticed a new look to the blog? Thanks to Michele from Quilting Gallery . . I love it! When we first began talking about a makeover, I thought I wanted a magazine style layout. The more I looked at some of the possibilities, the more I decided I liked clean, crisp and no frills. I think that’s what Michele has created. I’m real happy that she set up recent comments and recent posts over on the righthand side. And, she has all the free patterns listed so you can see them easily from the main blog.
Much thanks to Viviane who did the logo. Graphics amaze me and she did a wonderful job without much help from me. I just couldn’t visualize what I wanted and she went through my blog to determine the “feel” of it and came up with the fantastic logo.
I’d love to know what you . . the readers think about the new look.
Thanks again, Michele and Viviane!
I love the look of the “New Blog” . I thought my refresh button took me to the wrong place. Maybe if I would work on my blog to clean up the look I might post more…..just a passing thought.
I really like your blogs new look. The recent comments on the right side is great. I always forget to look at comments when I have to open them.
Looks good – like the chicken on the masthead.
It looks great Judy, i LOVE the logo!
Ila Kool says
Oooh, Pretty! Why didn’t Smokey make the header? ;o)
You have outdone yourself…. well, you AND Michele. I like the crisp and clean look.
Clean, crisp, efficient. What’s not to like?
Lee Ann says
Oooohhhhhh!!!!!!! Pretty!!!!! I’m going to go look around…….
Sue H says
This looks much more like *you*! I like it a lot — kind of homespun in a fresh way. I like the recent comments on the left as well! Nice job.
It looks great! I don’t like the magazine look so I am very glad you went with clean and crisp!
Very nice job…
Very nice Judy. Easy to read. Easy to find things. Great job!!!
I like it–very Springy!
Well, it looks just wonderful! Congratulations.
Bonnie T says
Lovely! Nice job!
It feels very homie…..I like it! Nice job ladies.
Vicki W says
It’s very nice!
I love the header with the chicken and the antique sewing machine, it is so you!
Very clean and crisp. Looks like a kitchen out of the 50s, when everything was good. I like it.
Love you little chicken 🙂 It really is – YOU!
katie z. says
Clean, crisp, efficient sums it up!
I like the new look of your blog…..especially the chicken in the logo. When I see it, it reminds me of your chicken adventures.
I notice you’ve evolved from the Judy who wept when Chad left for college. It happens to most moms, I think. Congratulations to another one of us survivors of Empty Nest Syndrome. Now you’re bonded to the chickadees.
Mary Carole says
I really like the new clean look. Very easy to navigate. Real Purty!!
Like it, still the same, but “different”.
I noticed you still have Twitter, I thought you decided not to? Not that I really CARE, just curious, because I dont use twitter. I am ON Facebook, but dont use that either. If anyone who matters wants to get ahold of me, they know where I am…and as they say…TMI-too much information. Who would care that much about what I am doing?
Joyce Barham says
Really like your new look! The header is definately YOU!!!
Love the new look and the logo, especially the chicken! Kudos to Michele adn Viviane!
I love the look – fresh and clean looking. I just have to get used to it! Took me aback at first! LOL
It looks great. Also seems easy to navigate.
Cheryl L says
I like it Judy! Love the chicken!!!
Lynn Kelly says
Love it! Nice and clean!
Looks great!!! That’s what you are all about, chickens and quilting, lol. And you left room on the graphic for whatever the next thing you add to it, actually you should have a pound of some ground beef on there, lol!
Another Linda says
Congrats on the new look! Very spiffy!
Donna in KS says
You’re looking good, Judy! I don’t quite “get” twitter, so have never been to your twitter page! But then, I’ve just recently learned to text. The free pattern page is great. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself.
Ronda K Beyer says
I thought I was on the wrong blog LOL… I love this very bright, crisp and clean, and it stands for who you are, great job…..
Sue Abrey says
Love the logo especially, it really meade me smile. The overall look is great, very clean and uncluttered.
It is so much work to do a re-design – it looks great! You might consider a Tutorial tab – you always give such great advice! Like the binding by machine series you just did! I searched for binding and it all came up, but I am sure you have given us all lots of other hints/tutorials before – I just can’t think of another one off the top of my head – so having them all in one place would be handy. Or how about Judy’s Gadgets? You always keep us all up-to-date with the newest technology from kitchen, to i-pods, cameras, kindles etc. – always fun to see what you are considering next! But really, it is just perfect the way it is – just tossing out ideas.
Love the new look Judy. Sometimes you just need a change to perk things up. kind of like Spring cleaning. the purge makes everything feel fresh and new.
LOVE the new logo and the layout is very good….a truly workable blog page. (Sometimes it’s hard to find things on blog pages…but not here!) Your “helpers” did a fine job for you.
Eileen Keane says
This new look reminds me of your life, home and quilting. It’s perfect for you.
Dianne B. in England says
Very pretty! I like the chicken and the sewing machine in the banner. And I *really* like the Latest Posts being listed like that. I frequently return to your blog to read posts again, and now they will be so easy to find! 🙂
Pat Wys says
New look is great..Love the header/logo/masthead. Very nice.
Love it! Now you’ve made me want a blog makeover, too. Looks great!
Bessie H says
Love it! Has a sorta fifties farm look to it. I should know, I grew up on a small family farm in the fifties. Dating myself, aren’t I? Anyway it made me smile as soon as I saw it.
Mrs. Goodneedle says
It’s great, well done!
Becky in GA says
Wonderful new look! Easy to read. Love the new logo. Thanks for making it easy on our end!
Patchkat ~ Susan in TX says
Love the layout…the clean, uncluttered look. Ya done good!!!
Wish you had gone with slightly darker shades of your colors for the logo and the side bars. The light colored bars are hard on my eyes for some reason. I think for my eyes, there’s not enough contrast….just me, I’m sure 🙂
I love the new look!! And yes, boys are eating machines and laundry machines.
Very nice job! I love the new look. It is very fresh, happy and inviting!
Mary Crowther says
Very retro…I like it… And all the new features on the side are handy. Even recent comments. How’d they do that? I need a turtorial.
Caryl W says
I like the new look and the logo is so “you”….at least the “you” that we know through this blog. 🙂
Susan Fields says
Great design. Isn’t it nice to have friends that know how to do things that we don’t know and are willing to help.
Love the new look, Judy!
Linda Stichtenoth says
Looks great, Judy!
Kathy Wagner says
I love it…easy to read, clear, and happy looking!
Norma in Baton Rouge says
Very reader friendly.
I had forgotten you said you were going to change it and when I got here I thought I was on the wrong site. Big change. I like it! Yup, I really like it. Great job by your helpers.
I really like the new format. It is easy to read and the pink check border with the chicken and sewing machine are just too cute! Very, very nice.
Kathy E. says
LOVE the new logo, and the easy-access side bar. So very neat and uncluttered looking, very user-friendly.