Sunday, February 28, 2010

Check it out!

For my quilting friends in blogworld -- check out a brand-new facebook page: Quilt With Judy.  Not much there yet, but stay tuned.  Judy Hasheider is a wonderful designer and outstanding quilter, she has taught me everything I know.  I'm just home from one of her retreats, where we persuaded her to join facebook so we can be in touch all the time.  She will post photos of her patterns along with general quilting info and chitchat.

I put together one of two quilts I started seven years ago.  It was my first (and so far my only) experience with "thread painting" -- wildflower blocks that are thread painted very realistically.  They turned out so well, but I hadn't made the alternate blocks and they just got put away.  I had made enough for two twin quilts (for when DH and I are in the nursing home -- a joke), and now one top is together (except for the border -- have to figure that out still).  Each quilt has sixteen flower blocks, and I still have to thread paint five of those for the second one as well as make the alternate blocks for it.  I'm determined those two quilts are going to be among my finished UFOs for 2010!

I have a crazy busy week, but afterward I hope to be able to get back to sorting out the blog issues (almost typed "glob" instead of "blog" -- which isn't far off!).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Still here

I'm still here, but still no time to get this sorted out.  I'm thinking about switching to a different blog program, maybe Typepad -- if it's still around.  Need to do a little research first though, to be sure I'm not going from the frying pan to the fire.  Talk to a few bloggers I know, etc.  Any of you use a different blog program?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Alas and alack

Blogspot is still not letting me post any photos I took over a week ago . . . even one at a time. I'm totally frustrated! I've not gotten a single answer from the blogspot help forum, either. I'm too busy right now to see if Apple can help me, and I doubt they will, as this is almost certainly a blogspot issue. I'm also thinking of taking my camera over to the Camera Company and see if I've inadvertantly set it on some hidden lock that's the problem.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Disaster Strikes

A tiny disaster compared with others that have occurred in the past week. A stone sculpture fell off our mantel and broke our stone fireplace hearth in three pieces: the sculpture didn't even get a scratch -- go figure!

The really weird thing is that just now I downloaded both this photo and one of the quilt I'm putting together, and I'm able to post this one but not the other. Why doesn't blogspot like my quilts?

I've posted a question on blospot's help site, and await assistance if assistance there is. Wish me luck, friends.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Even More Mysterious

I have a clue -- I think -- and maybe one of you can now tell me what's going on. Two to four days after I upload a photo from my camera to iPhoto, I can get it on this blog. But not before. This has happened twice now; I thought the first time I had just missed something, but tonight it happened again.

At least I can show you what I've been doing this week. Remember this very boring quilt that's been on my design wall forever?

I've been jazzing it up with these hollow cube hexagons:

I now have them all the way down to the bottom, getting darker in value all the way. And I have the setting pieces and border up too. But even if I take a photo tomorrow, I won't be able to show you for a couple of more days, until blogspot decides to accept them from my computer!

Now to put this baby together. It has to be done in half-hexagon rows, and I dasn't take more than two pieces down at a time to sew for fear of getting the pieces mixed up. So it will take me a while. I haven't dared take this off the design wall until I was ready to sew it together for the same reason, and I'm getting very sick of looking at it!

finally getting near the finish line with this quilt
beautiful snow tonight
a warm house and two kitties

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Photo Blues

Really frustrated with the photo issues!!!! I can't figure out how to fix it, and don't have time to spend an hour or more on the phone with Apple Care, assuming they could help me. Sorry!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Photo Problems

I'm having photo issues, and who wants to read a blog with no photos? They're there when I open iPhoto, but not when I try to choose one for the blog; there's just a black square where the photo 'Event' should be.

Nor do I know how to diagnose the problem. I trust that when I get a little time, I can figure it out myself, cause you know how these things can be -- blogspot may offer no help, and Apple may say it's a blogspot problem and they can't help. You get caught in the middle.

So wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed!