For all of you who were using Google Reader to follow your favorite blogs, Google has announced that its Reader will be closing the 1st of July 2013.
So everyone is searching to use new platforms for reading and be up to date, of their favorite topics. Personally, I have never used Google Reader, I didn't find it so compelling as other platforms.


I have been using Bloglovin for more than 2 years now, and I find it the best choice for following my favorite blogs. The great part is that moving to Bloglovin' from Google Reader is very simple. You import your Google RSS Feeds in one click. There is a really cool tutorial on how to pass from Google Reader to Bloglovin' HERE.

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Other places you can find me

Facebook: my Zarkadia Facebook page. Here I share my photos, my newest posts, almost everything crafting related.
Twitter: No need to mention anything...Twitter rules!
Instagram: The newest thing for me. 
Pinterest: It is the most addictive thing on the web. All of my inspiration comes from here!
Google+: Just started using it, and I have been forwarding all of my newest posts there.
Flickr: I share most of my photos on Flickr, and I've been using it more than any other social media platform.
Tumblr: In Tumblr I keep a blog posting most of my favorite quilts and crafts from all over the world.

Be sure to make your change soon, and follow your favorite blogs non-stop!
Recently, I have been trying to finish all of my UFO's...and it is slowly going very very well. I really felt frustrated just keeping cut fabrics-ready to be pieced, or prepared tops in the closet...(or maybe again I should get used to it!).
Checkers quilt Checkers quilt Checkers quilt
This is my Checkers quilt top, made as a baby quilt. At first I had planned to make a large twin, but as I was assembling the top, I thought that it would be best to make two baby quilts! And so this is the first one...


I have used two charm packs that i absolutely adore:
1. Fairy tale friends by American Jane (Moda fabrics)
2. Coming home by Deb Strain (Moda fabrics)

My only consideration is the binding. My first option is to put a white kona binding and thus give more emphasis on the blocks, or second option use this American Jane print, that I have a lot of.
What do you think?

Now on this week's statistics

Dresden quilt: still handquilting.
Pinwheel quilt: I have finished the quilting, and it is about to be binded. I will show this one next week.
Butterfly quilt: no progress
Swoon quilt: piecing the top.

Summary of this week's stats: 
Completed projects -0
New projects -0
Currently in progress -5

Now it is your turn! Hop over at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Playing with my brand new photo camera! Really excited to have her...but still there is a long road to walk, to learn all her tricks.
Have a nice day!
Wild flowers
+our Klipsch speakers and some wildflowers I picked up yesterday.
The view from my balcony
+The view from my balcony
The view from my balcony
On the table
A lemon tree
+A lemon tree in an abandoned house
Paralio Astros
+The village I live in, Paralio Astros.
Struggling with the dresden quilt, and hand-quilting as much as I can. Today we will be featuring some amazing artists from Israel...Quality products and plenty of imagination.

Tamar Shalem from Tel Aviv, handmade shoes.

Hamutelet from ‘Ir Shalom, paper goods.

Gelada from Tel Aviv, clothing.

EmiliStudio from Tel Aviv, bags.

Biantika from Tel Aviv, clothing.

Babytogo from Tel Aviv, baby accessories.