Monday, February 27, 2012

Pinterest Thoughts

First I want to share some quilting I did for Carol awhile back. The backing has umbrellas. I mentioned to Carol that I had an umbrella edge-to-edge design and she said go for it. Carol has posted her quilt so I feel comfortable posting it now. The umbrellas are just darling.

I enjoy looking at quilt blogger's Pinterest pages. What a great way to "collect" and save images we all love! I especially enjoy Paulette's Pinterest because our interest are very similiar and she has done all the work of pinning. LOL

Personally I don't mind photos being snagged from my blog for other's Pinterest pages. This simply means they really like what they see. I'm tickled. Are you curious at what is being taken from your blog and published on Pinterest? You can find out by going to (after the last slash simply add your own blog name.

What about copyright? Scary thought right? I won't start a Pinterest of my own so I can stay out of trouble. I wouldn't have a clue if I were breaking copyright laws. Honestly, I'm just confused.

Now what if you don't want items taken from your blog and pinned? This is a link to check out:

Feel free to snag away anything you see that you like at my blog. All I ask is a link back to your source. (and hopefully I didn't break any copyright laws when I put it on my blog!)


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Interesting - I don't facebook twitter or pin - but I had to see the pin and was amazed at what was taken from my blog! I don't put up anything I don't want to share anyway so that doesn't bother me.

Karen said...

I see you have been reading the same blog posts about Pinterest. I don't mind my pictures being pinned but I can see why some people would.

The umbrella quilting design is cute. I didn't see the umbrellas at first because my eyes were focusing on the colored squares.

Janet O. said...

Love the little umbrella quilting design, Mary.
Thanks for the Pinterest info. It was interesting to see what people had pinned. I'm not on Pinterest, but my youngest daughter loves it!

Wendy said...

Interesting to think about. I don't mind and I haven't read the copy write but it could be legal because they embed the link back to the blog it came from....not sure.

Lynn said...

Love the quilt and the umbrellas are really cute.
I starting pintresting because my daughter was always telling me I should see this recipe or that picture. I like the fact that if I see a pattern for a quilt or a recipe I like I can save it on pintrest and then when I want to make it, it's there and I don't have to go searching.
Media is so different now, that I guess when something is posted someone is going to repost it somewhere. I can see where copyrights are a concern, but I guess it's a chance we take when using technology.

Lynn said...

I just saw the mini whole quilt cloth on Carrie's blog, it's beautiful!!

WoolenSails said...

I like browsing it sometimes, but it can be time consuming and i don't see to have much of that lately. That is the nice thing about looking at other's pins, saves me time;)


*Stitches* said...

i recently have found some of my quilts 'pinned' and am pleased to know people enjoy them. I have a small LA business and Pinterest is free advertising..or that is how i see it. I understand the copy-write concerns for some and respect their creative works and effort to protect their images. Such an interesting world now, huh? :) karen

Ariane said...

Your quilting is gorgeous!!

I must add that I love Pinterest. It has kept me inspired to create. I love that when you pin a photo it brings you back to the original site you pinned it from. So, if you want to increase traffic to your blog, it's a great way to do it. There are so many tutorial out there, it's nice to be able to organize them and be able to find them easily, because of this site. I don't think it violates copyright laws because you are sending the reader back to the original site. I think that's the best part of it!!



Brynwood Needleworks said...

Just a few thoughts for you, Mary. Pinterest is not where people pull your photos to call their own. No copyright laws are broken unless they post them on their own blogs and put them out as their "own".

Consider it more of a file cabinet for each of the users. They love something they see on the Internet, but rather than have a million bookmarks on their own computers, Pinterest allows them to "pin" what they like and then find it easily on one (their) convenient site.

You can open your own categories (think "file drawer or folder") on your Pinterest account, and then sort according to what you love.

It's a real compliment to be pinned (in my humble opinion), and it's a great way to find new blogs that you've never heard of before. (Just click twice on a pinned item and it will take you to the source) I've followed many new blogs this way, and am thrilled that I can delete many of my blog bookmarks resident on my computer now (not to be confused with "following" a blog through Blogger!).

Hope this helps you with a new point of view.

Loris said...

I've been avoiding Pinterest because I'm afraid I'll spend even more time 'looking' rather than doing! I see co-workers looking at it sometimes is very tempting.
Love the sweet umbrella pattern on Carol's quilt. Looks perfect :-)

AnnieO said...

Love Carol's quilt! That is one of my favorite fabric lines too.

The Pinterest phenomenon has grabbed a lot of folks--personally I have enough capability just clicking through blogs to spend many hours, and haven't joined up since I already spend too much time on the computer, lol! I do watermark my photos and have been advised that anything pinned automatically links back to the blog where it was taken. I guess that is a good thing!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

The quilt looks so cute with the umbrella pattern :-)
I don't mind my pics will be pinned on Pinterest either. I think like you, people like what they see. The reason I post photos is to show others what I do, and I get inspiration from reading others blog posts, so I hope to be an inspiration for others. Guess it's about the same thing on Pinterest too ;o)
Happy quilting :-)

meg said...

The umbrella is so sweet! You do lovely work~ :)

I enjoy poking around on Pinterest and I have re-pinned items others have pinned but I've never been the pin source. I don't think anyone would ever pin anything I've posted but I like to think that it was a compliment if they did~ as long as they're not claiming credit!

Leeanne said...

I didn't see the umbrellas at first, very sweet.
I have thought about going over to Pinrest instead of Flickr as I have lost the photo link from my blog to my Flickr page, but truth be told I can't be bothered, I'm not a computer buff, it just seems to hard!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Never thought of copyright stuff but when I pin, I TRY to pin from the original source. Sometimes that thought goes straight out the window. I don't mind being pinned. I find it flattering. :) You did a wonderful job quilting for Carol as well.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Well I just had to check because I was curious. Most pins for my blog are from me (LOL!) but there is one that commented that I had a great blog! That just made my day!

Carrie P. said...

Fun quilting!
I don't have facebook or twitter so I will not be doing pinterest. I don't need to anyway. Some days I spend too much time on the computer anyway.

Libby said...

I have avoided Pinterest like the plague - already use too much of my day at the computer, though interesting to see what others find interesting on my blog. I have a 'Gentle Reminder' requesting that folks ask persmission/give credit. I try VERY hard to do the same.

Christine said...

I guess you have been reading my post about Pinterest and found the links.
I still think it is curteous for people to ask before taking anything from a blog

LynCC said...

At least when folks pin stuff from us, it automatically links back to our source page. Although, I make a real effort if I initiate a pin to put the name of the creator and her/his title for the piece. It's just common courtesy!

Needled Mom said...

It all sounds very confusing!!!!

That Boutique line of fabric is one of my favorites so this quilt is a real winner in many respects.

Gene Black said...

Wow... Now I know that I have been pinned..but I don't dare start doing pinterest...I hear it is highly addictive.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Well I have to say that I am totally blown away that there is a pinterest from both of my blogs!!! I do not have facebook/twitter/or pinterest. But there it is. Thanks for the link to take a look.

Sandy H said...

Thanks for posting the link to find out what from your blog had been pinned--I was quite flattered and pleased to see several items from my blog pinned and repinned! The original source was quite easy to see, so I'm not at all worried about copyright. A previous commenter is correct--the only copyright infringement is when it's not attributed, but Pinterest does keep original sources. Sure, it's possible for someone to copy a photo to their own blog and then pin it from there, thereby losing the original source, but that's not Pinterest's fault. Pinterest is still in its infancy and really only took off in the last few months, so I think things will start changing as it becomes more popular. Meanwhile, I see it as free advertising for my blog! Great post, thanks!

Dawnmarie said...

Thanks for the link. I have shared on pinterest and mainly link to my blog when I do. I was pleased to see that someone had pinned a scrapbook layout I had done a year ago. That tells me they saw something they liked and they looked for more. They properly pinned so that it links back to the original source, so I don't mind. I consider it a compliment. You have to like something to pin it. I have a blog to share, pinterest extends that sphere of sharing.

I don't think someone should ask me for permission to link to my blog. That's basically what pinning is doing. As long as you pin with a link to where it came from, you won't have any issues with copyrights. If you save a picture and upload it as your own, well we all know that's wrong, but that's where the copyright issue comes in. And some people have done that.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I hadn't thought of all of the legalities involved in pictures being "lifted" to Pinterest boards until lately. For me, I love pinning just so that I can remember (with one click back) where I found the item or tutorial or idea. It's like an external, visual, memory aid; I need all the help I can get. Thanks, Mary, for all the information.

Oh, I love the sweet umbrellas!

Denise :) said...

I love, love pinterest ... but I'm *very* careful to make sure that my pins link back to the originator's/creator's site, or I don't pin it. Oh, and the patterns arrived!!! They are SO cute!!! I love, love them!!! :)

Christine said...

Out of interest where did you get the info and link from how to stop Pinterest?
I didnt google it, I got info from a specific source and shared it on my blog.

Kim D. said...

Cute little quilt, love the quilting.. Interesting about Pinterest.. Love to see all the photo's, but it sure is a time sucker..

Heidi said...

Never considered copyrights and a crochet mat of mine just got pinned all over there. I am going to look up if anything else is pinned with your link. I am not very good at computer things. I do not twitter or use facebook. It is hard enough to keep up with blogging and still be able to do my needlework. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~

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