A Meme, according to the Wikipedia dictionary is:
a unit of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena.
Well, that stopped me in my tracks. For some reason I couldn’t equate this with the use of the word that I’d seen in blogs. Other searches through the internet didn’t net me any more definitions that clicked in my brain. So I decided to ask my friends out in blogger-land.
They were so helpful! Here’s what I learned:
- A meme is about ‘me’ – questions/surveys posed to allow bloggers to share something about themselves with other bloggers. I’ve actually participated in one or two, not knowing (then) that this was a meme.
- A meme is a kind of ‘pay-it-forward’ activity, almost like an award, an opportunity to share something with other bloggers –like a sew-along or tips/ideas that are shared
- A meme is an idea that spreads quickly over the internet – now that made the most sense, simple, straight-forward, easy to grasp (for my simple little brain)!!
So, this morning, I drew a name – and the winner is
Lee at Lala’s Lovelys
So, I’ve sent Lee a message already, asking for her address, so I can send these:
A Quilter’s Bible (I was looking for a Quilter’s Dictionary, but couldn’t find one locally – and internet orders, well, cost more for shipping than the book, and not sure when it would arrive). Lee is an experienced quilter, but maybe there’s something in here to help her in her learning quest – or maybe she wants to share it with a new-to-quilting friend.
I promised a new pattern – well I actually have two – these are Marty Mitchell designs, that feature use of some of her templates, that make cutting/piecing easier and quicker.
So Lee – I hope you enjoy these few goodies – they’ll go in the mail as soon as I hear from you where to send them.
Thank you again to those that responded to the question of the day.
Happy learning, everyone! Blessings, Peg