Just had an 'interesting' interaction with another blogger who makes quilts - I happened across (as you do) her blog through others' links to a very pretty quilt she had designed and made and called it a 'Baby' quilt. This quilt was done in all over raw edge applique - the threads were already showing, even though some edges were pinked, probably through washing, and were obviously starting to fray.
I left a comment on her post, regarding how much I liked her colour placement and design, but suggested that it not be named a 'baby' quilt, because of obvious threats to infant safety such as threads catching in baby's throat, around fingers etc. I stated that I did not want to sound negative, but cautious because others may not be aware of infant safety concerns.
My comment was posted - a little while later, I received an email stating that because she names all her quilts and her designs according to its size, it will remain a 'baby' quilt. That's it. Nothing else. I'm afraid I saw red after finding out that she had removed my comment from her blog (as if it was abhorrent) and so replied with a rather sarcastic tone (of which I am not too proud of) thanking her for removing my comment from her post, just in case others became aware of some issues other than her wonderful quilt design.
Do you think others should be warned of any dangers regarding infant safety, or is it simply none of my business, I should pull my head in and let people do whatever (to their quilts, their families)...without any footnote needed.
Should one line of warning be placed? Do designers have a responsibility to those that follow them?
Why are bloggers so sensitive to any form of criticism? Is it because We just want to be liked - isn't that a major reason why we blog our creativity, so that others can see, and admire, and chat about and review and so many other things.....
I know its her blog, so she can do what she likes, just as this is my blog - we love the connections blogging brings us - how far do these connections go? how do we know where the line is drawn between criticism and friendly advice?
Do give me either criticism or friendly advice - it's okay! I will accept both!