Sunday, January 9, 2011

Treadlin' Bloggers webring

Calling all bloggers who use and/or collect antique and vintage sewing machines! If your blog focuses mainly on sewing adventures using your collection, or on the hunt, repairing or restoring vintage machines, you're invited to join the Treadlin' Bloggers. Users of treadles, handcranks and vintage e-machines are welcome.

Join here

The link takes you to a page to add your site (your blog) to the ring. Enter the name of your blog,  a brief description and the web address (URL) of your blog. Then give yourself a user name and password so you can log in to make changes to your membership. Be sure to include your name and email so I can let you know if there are any questions and when you are added to the ring.

Then the most important thing, copy the code that creates the "ring" box that goes on your blog, and copy it into your blog. On blogger you do this by clicking on Design in the top right corner, then clicking on "Add a Gadget" at the top of your sidebar. Choose HTML/JavaScript and hit the "+" sign. Don't put anything in the title bar, but copy the code into the Content box. Then hit save.

When I get a submission for a ring, I'll check for the code and approve your blog after I see the code is installed.

More later.


Dora, the Quilter said...

Vicki, it links to a site that enables one to begin a new site, rather than linking to a place to join an existing one.
This is a great idea (although, let's face it, my favorite will probably always be the Treadle On list).

Vicki said...

No, the page is to add your site. You put the name of your page under title, add a description and put the address under URL. Then give yourself an id name and password so you can log in.

It's not very intuitive, which is why I spent more than an hour just figuring out how to set it up!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I'm hoping we discover many, many treadling bloggers. You did post info about this to the TO list, as well as the the Vintage Q and E list, didn't you? I'd be so happy to meet more treadling quiltmakers!

yarndiva said...

Just joined, thank you for starting this. I am new at the whole idea of blogging and this helps a lot.

Nancy said...

Once I read your instructions carefully it was a snap. Hope to be approved.
Nancy at 2 knitwits

tomilu said...

I just joined, had a little trouble getting the code posted correctly. My bad, not yours. I think this will be a great group to join.

Missy Shay said...

I just got my treadle, my blog focuses on sewing, my new treadle, and cooking, and quilting, but not just the treadle. I wasn't sure if that counted? My blog is Didn't want to join under false pretenses accidently so thought I would ask first.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I use Blogger and go to where the links gadget is in layout, but can't add the code. What gadget do I use to add this?
Thanks, Linda