Wow, I never thought I would have to say this but here goes.
Please do not copy and re-post images or content from my blog without permission. I work hard on each post and do my best to give others credit when credit is due. I don't get paid to blog or sew, although I wish I did. Please be respectful and ask permission.
I say this because I was rather shocked this morning to discover that another blogger has copied and re-posted an entire post of mine without permission and without linking back to my blog. A complete post and no credit what so ever!! Not cool! I have emailed this person and asked them to kindly remove my post from their blog. The post was one with images of some of my vintage patterns, which unfortunately, I had not put my water mark on. I will be going back and doing that soon.
I'm happy to know that there are people who enjoy my blog and Facebook posts. Like many bloggers, I'm more than happy to share my work, (I would not have started a blog otherwise!) but to copy a person's work and re-post it as your own is very wrong. Not to mention rude and in many cases against the law. It's not difficult to find copyright laws. If you would like to share something that's fine but please ask first or at the very least link back to my blog and let me know you have done so. There is no excuse for stealing someone's work.
My apologies to everyone who has been good about following these rules. This just really ruffled my feathers today!
UPDATE - I'm sharing the link to the blog in question because I believe this blog is being used by someone other that it's creator. It showed up in my Google Reading List because at some point I signed up to follow it. In my reading list most of the posts are about 2 years old. The blog is called "the painted woman - olympic colors for summer 1932" http://thepaintedwoman.blogspot.com/ New posts started appearing about three days ago. However, none of those older posts show when you actually click in to view blog. I Googled the first paragraph of one of the non-racy posts and found it too had been copied in its entirety from another blog. I have notified that blogger.
I left a comment on the post with my material asking that it be removed. We'll see. There didn't seem to be any other way of contacting the person using the blog. :(
UPDATE 6/12/13 - Issue resolved!!