Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Stitching Bloggers' Question of the Week

How do you secure your thread when you begin a new one? Specifically,do you or have you ever used a waste knot?

Naw, never used one in all my stitching years. Never made any sense to me, so I've always used the loop method or stitched over the beginning of the thread on the back for 3 or 4 stitches.

Still Having Blogger/Google Problems

I'll try to keep this short, as it's not too interesting, except that I'm a sheer genius. I found a Google group that is dedicated to posts about Beta Blogger. Many complaints; nothing answered by the "pros" who signed on to help with the Google accounts/Beta Blogger. One section is "Help! I'm locked out of my blog!" People just like me. I've lost my ability to leave comments on non-beta bloggers---so I'm not being unattentive to you who take the time to comment on my blog when I'm able to get in to post.

Screw the "pros" who don't know the answers. I spent countless hours figuring out how to beat Beta Blogger at locking me out, and I reported it to the forum who has the same problem as I. They were dumbfounded that it's the only thing they've found to work. Believe it or not, you have to sign up for a brand new blog everytime you want to access your own blog. It doesn't even give a message that the email addy or password has already been used. I've created several new blogs just getting into my dashboard. And another of the problems I noticed on the Google help group is that once they delete a blog, it comes back. Same thing is happening to me. I'm creating new blogs, and they leave for awhile, only to return like a bad penny. The group I helped who have been locked out of their blogs are next going to have a list of blogs like me. Hope Google has plenty of available space. The list is going to be getting longer every day. ROFLMAO!!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Stuff I've Been Doing

A fall Mill Hill kit that I'm afraid is getting put away till the holidays are over. They are fun to do though!

To the right is Little House Needleworks' "Watermelon Thread Pack," the first in a series of fruits with Crescent Colours.

Left is Lizzie Kate's freebie "Let It Snow" with sterling snowflake. Looks crappy here and crooked here but turned out nicely. I braided DMC metallics in green, blue, and silver for the hanger. This was sent in an ornament exchange, along with some goodies.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Holy Cow! It's Working!

I'm not sure how I got into it, but I did. This blog has been dead, and I couldn't get into it. I had to get to it by way of Red Frederick's barn. Made that up because I can't remember the real phrase, but it doesn't matter. Hope you get the idea. Nothing is working right. I hate Beta Blogger, but I'm not sure this is beta any longer. Hope not, anyway. I may be wrong, but as I post this, I just see the plain "B" in upper left and no "Beta," which is the curse of the undead.

I've complained all over the Internet about my Blogger woes and was going to go to Wordpress. I now have about 4 Blogger identities and 6 or 7 blogs started. This is the one I wanted to continue with even though I may do a complete new facelift; however, all my posts from when I started are here, and I didn't want them disturbed. Starting completely over is difficult for blogger friends to change in their contacts.

If this posts OK, I'll be back to blogging, and I promise, dear friends, you won't hear me whining any longer. I'm so happy, I could poop my pants!